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A manager with her back to the screen prepares to tell a roomful of her employees her business is closing

How to Tell Your Employees Your Business Is Closing

Early in the closing process, you should tell your employees your plans to close and dissolve your business. Federal and …

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A seller, a new owner, and a team of professionals work through the steps of completing a sale of a business

Your Go-to Guide to Completing the Sale of Your Business

Completing the sale of your business is a major milestone. In this article, we’ll explain the process that will take …

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A Primer on Buy-Sell Agreements and Buy-Sell Insurance

If you are a co-owner or a partner in a small business, you may be considering a buy-sell agreement or …

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A person sitting a desk with a pen and portfolio considers whether to transfer the ownership of a business to a trust

Transfer the Ownership of Your Business to a Trust

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to have a plan in place that covers the …

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A business owner sits at a desk with a computer, thinking about strategies to reduce estate taxes

Strategies Every Business Owner Should Consider to Reduce Estate Taxes

In this article, we share some strategies you may be able to use to reduce or eliminate federal and state …

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A person in a chef's uniform looks into the distance, as if thinking through the succession plan of a business.

Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

Owners who are the lifeline of their companies tend to possess all the knowledge and connections their businesses need to …

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