This is the only book that helps business owners create a buyout plan, or "buy-sell" agreement, which is like a prenuptial agreement for business owners. Without one, one owner can bankrupt or ruin the company. A fill-in agreement is provided with the book.
This is the only book that helps business owners create a buyout plan, or buy-sell agreement for their business. Like a prenuptial agreement, a buy-sell agreement plans is advance for owner transition such as divorce, retirement or death. Without one, owners risk jeopardizing their investment in the future of their business. A fill-in agreement is provided with the book.
Plan Now for Retirement, Death, Divorce or Owner Disagreements
Author: Bethany Laurence J.D.
Create a "business prenup" and protect your business if a partner leaves If you're like many entrepreneurs, being in business means working with one or more co-owners. But what will happen to your company if you or a co-owner: wants out of the business wants to retire goes through personal bankruptcy wants to sell his shares to someone else goes through a divorce or passes away? Business Buyout Agreements walks you through the creation of a legal contract -- a sort of "premarital agreement" for your business -- that protects everyone's interests. This book will help you create documents to help ensure a smooth transition following someone's departure. Clarify: when co-owners can sell their interest the circumstances when someone must sell who can buy into the business what price will be paid The 5th edition of Business Buyout Agreements is updated to incorporate changes to estate tax law and discounts for small business valuation. Plus, it includes a complete business buyout agreement on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.
Most small business owners, can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents they need in the course of day-to-day business. Now there's an affordable solution. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business provides over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step instructions needed to use them. This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you: create contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods hire employees and consultants protect your trade secrets create noncompete agreements prepare an LLC operating agreement borrow and lend money buy a business lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws record minutes of meetings buy real estate, and and much more. This edition is updated with the latest legal documents, contracts, and other forms you need to run your business smoothly, along with up-to-date best practices for business owners and managers. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business includes all the information and instructions you need to complete and use your forms effectively.
This book, with its focus on developing essential skills, provides a new approach to teaching business planning courses. The author uses numerous case studies and reader-friendly formats to examine a range of planning challenges faced by businesses of all sizes. The challenges go far beyond start-up and sellout issues to include executive compensation, co-owner planning, fringe benefits, life insurance and asset protection planning, entity conversions, employee risks, competitor collaborations, diversification strategies, transition planning, and more.
A Step-By-Step Guide- with CD-ROM REVISED 2ND EDITION
Author: Rene V. Richards
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
How to Buy and/or Sell a Small Business for Maximum Profit 2nd Edition is geared toward the budding entrepreneur who wants to buy or sell a small business. Topics covered include: finding and evaluating a business to buy and/or sell, performing due diligence, how to value a business, raising the necessary capital, evaluating a business financial condition using discounted cash flow, excess earnings, asset value, and income capitalization, brokers, leveraged buyouts, letters of intent, legal and tax concerns, and contracts. How do you decide what kind of business suits you? How do you find the money to get started? How do you determine what your business or the business you hope to purchase is worth? How to Buy and/or Sell a Small Business for Maximum Profit 2nd Edition will help you answer these fundamental questions. The book provides a road map of suggestions, insights, and techniques for both buyers and sellers. It covers the entire selling process step-by- step from making the decision of when to sell or buy, through determining how to market the company, to understanding the various legal and financial documents involved in a sale, and on to closing the deal and handling the transition afterwards. In addition, it contains the personal stories of numerous small business owners, their motivations, their challenges, and their rewards. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Acquisitions, mergers, sales, buyouts and takeovers are challenging, interesting and complex transactions. They require a concentrated effort by a team of business managers and professionals working in close cooperation to achieve a successful result. This is a guide to all phases of buying and selling businesses.