Succession Planning

Evaluating Deal Structures For a Business Transition

By |2020-03-31T14:18:48-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Gifts, Preparation, Succession Planning, Tax Planning|

  The time has come to begin transitioning out of the business you’ve spent your life building, but where do you begin? Whether you are selling to family, current employees, or an outside party, there are several deal structures to evaluate. We’ll discuss things to consider with various structures but always encourage you to establish [...]

Should Gifting Be Part Of Your Succession/Transition Plan?

By |2020-01-16T15:29:45-06:00October 5th, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Agriculture, Gifts, Preparation, Succession Planning, Tax, Tax Reform, Tax Services, Value|

There has been a lot of commotion in the gifting arena recently. Gifting is something to consider when moving farm assets from one generation to another. Particularly land if the intention is to keep it in the farming operation indefinitely. Timing may be of the essence when it comes to gifting decisions and getting [...]

4 Takes on Succession Planning: Part 2

By |2019-12-09T13:14:04-06:00August 14th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Morale, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Our friends, Bob Hodges and Colin Hendricks, and their estate planning group from BrownWinick – Attorneys at Law, are focused on assisting individuals and business owners in structuring their operation so that assets (business and personal) transition from one generation to the next in a smooth and tax-efficient manner. BrownWinick is a full-service law [...]

4 Takes On Succession Planning-Part 1

By |2019-12-09T13:21:44-06:00March 27th, 2019|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Morale, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Our friend, Rena Striegel, owner of Transition Point Business Advisors, is focused on the human and emotional aspects that often cause hurdles and setbacks if not dealt with. Here’s a little bit about Rena and what she shared with us about her role in succession planning. Rena Striegel is an internationally recognized business coach [...]

Goal Setting – The First Step in Succession Planning

By |2019-09-17T09:39:50-05:00December 6th, 2018|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Leader, Preparation, Shareholder, Succession Planning|

Many of us can relate to trying a new diet or exercise program at some point in our lives. What was the key component to success or failure in the program? For me, the answer is easy—my success depended on a few things: Did I fully “buy-in” to the program? Did I completely let go [...]

10 Reasons for Your Nonprofit to Develop a Succession Plan

By |2019-07-09T09:52:40-05:00October 8th, 2018|Goals, Nonprofit, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Succession planning is a huge topic in business right now and at TDT we repeatedly talk about it with our for-profit clients. Record numbers of nonprofit executives are preparing for their retirement, making this topic incredibly important and timely. Start Now! For many nonprofit organizations, conversations regarding succession planning are past due, putting the organization [...]

Planning For Your Succession? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By |2019-04-10T13:26:00-05:00September 26th, 2018|Business Valuation, Preparation, Retirement, Succession Planning, Value|

A captain doesn’t decide on a whim that he or she is going to sail around the world tomorrow. The voyage will take proper planning, appropriate resources, and a skilled co-captain. The same can be said for succession planning. Business owners, like captains, must plan and consider many variables before selling or transitioning their business [...]

3 Steps in Creating Your Succession Plan

By |2019-04-10T13:30:06-05:00September 14th, 2018|Goals, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Finding time and enough resources to commit towards a multi-step, multi-year succession plan, while managing the controlled chaos of running a business can be daunting. When time is the most precious resource we have, spending it thinking about how to get out of a business we spent our lives getting into seems illogical. However, those [...]

Estate Planning vs. Succession Planning – What’s the Difference and Why Are They Important?

By |2019-04-10T13:31:51-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Estate Planning, Litigation Support, Succession Planning|

Strong succession plans are vital to the sustainability of the business and should include family meetings to discuss plans to join the business and the vision for the business . For even the most successful closely held business owners, succession planning can be even more difficult than other critical business decisions they have faced. One [...]

What Determines Fair Market Value?

By |2017-10-13T11:43:25-05:00October 5th, 2017|Business Valuation, Succession Planning|

A recent Minnesota case illustrates how multiple sides in a lawsuit can come to widely varying estimates of the value of a business.  In Lund v. Lund, 27-CV-14-20058, Hennepin County, Minnesota, the plaintiff had tried for nearly twenty years to obtain a buyout order for her 25% interest in the Lund businesses.  Lund included a [...]

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