Business Succession Planning Asheville NC

Most business owners in Asheville want to: build wealth and maximize the value of what is left behind for heirs; protect their wealth to insure that what they have spent a lifetime building isn't eaten away by taxes, inflation and/or the cost of medical care; distribute their wealth so that their loved ones may be taken care of, and see to it that their assets and possessions go where they want them to go in the time frame they want this to happen. This is the essence of estate planning.

Western Carolina University Sub-Center, Asheville
(828) 251-6025
68 Patton Ave., Suite One
Asheville, NC
 
Comprehensive Business Consulting
(828) 299-7038
134 Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC
 
Western Carolina University Sub-Center, Asheville
(828) 251-6025
68 Patton Ave., Suite One
Asheville, NC
 
Elizabeth City State University SBTDC
(252) 335-3247
204 Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, NC
 
Elizabeth City State University SBTDC
(252) 335-3247
1704 Weeksville Road ,P.O. Box 874
Elizabeth City, NC
 
Small Business Administration
(828) 225-1844
29 Haywood St
Asheville, NC
 
Askier Business Development Inc
(828) 299-3480
27 Patriots Dr
Asheville, NC
 
Appalachian-Foothills Region SBTDC
(828) 345-1110
905 Highway 321 NW Suite 354
Hickory, NC
 
North Carolina State University, Capital Region
919-715-7373 ext. 627
5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC
 
Fayetteville State Univ. Cape Fear Region SBTDC
(910) 672-1727
1200 Murchinson Rd., Suite 6
Fayetteville, NC
 

Business Succession Planning

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: December 15, 2007

By Lance Wallach

Most business owners want to: build wealth and maximize the value of what is left behind for heirs; protect their wealth to insure that what they have spent a lifetime building isn't eaten away by taxes, inflation and/or the cost of medical care; distribute their wealth so that their loved ones may be taken care of, and see to it that their assets and possessions go where they want them to go in the time frame they want this to happen. This is the essence of estate planning.

A welfare benefit plan is possibly the only way estate planning can be done on a tax deductible basis and money for other purposes can come out tax free. Among other things, it makes the cost of life insurance a tax deduction, and allows wealth to pass income and estate tax free.

Eventually the business owner leaves the business. If a family member or employee can buy the established business, planning needs to be done years in advance for the best possible results.

If an outside buyer is desired, the company should be positioned so that, if a favorable opportunity arises or an unfortunate event occurs, the company is completely ready for transition. In other words, the business should be ready for sale versus up for sale.

Determining the value of a business is an art. There are no fixed rules, just general guidelines. All characteristics of the business must be considered. The value, however, is ultim...

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