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Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Webcast

Succession Planning for the Small Business Owner: Finding the Exit Ramp (X1-BSP4-2020-01-WEBNR-365-01)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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4.0 CPE Credits in TX

OVERVIEW

The life cycle of the small business can be summed up in three segments: 1) starting the business; 2) operating the business; and 3) getting out of the business. This course focuses on getting out of the business. The most elusive element of owning a small business can be finding the proper exit strategy. This course is designed to provide the business consulting practitioner with tools and concepts to advise the small business owner and assist them in developing the right exit strategy. The course covers exit strategies related to third-party sales and succession planning within a family.

DESIGNED FOR

Practitioners with small business clients that will eventually sell that business to third parties or family members that need advice regarding exiting the business.

BENEFITS

  • Understand the process of selling a business from finding a buyer to completing the sale
  • Understand how business brokers operate and the fees that they charge
  • Discuss the difference between selling the business and leaving the business: the transition period
  • Protect the seller's interest in a seller-financed sale
  • Understand how estate planning and family succession of a business interact
  • Understand the use of discounts in transfers of ownership interests to family members
  • Discuss when to turn over operations while maintaining control of a family business: drawing distributions from the business for retirement and receiving a step-up in basis at death
  • Understand various structuring options for family business succession

HIGHLIGHTS

  • How to find unrelated buyers of a business
  • Maintaining control of the business succession process
  • Turning over the reins to family members: when to give up control
  • Finding the right team to sell a business
  • Options for selling a business to an unrelated party
  • Options for selling a business to family members
  • Options for selling a business to employees
  • Overcoming the emotional attachment to a business
  • Selling to family members for a life annuity
  • Using family partnerships and trusts to transfer a business

COURSE LEVEL

Intermediate

PREREQUISITES

A basic understanding of business entity types and taxation of sales of businesses.

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

INSTRUCTOR

Michael Frost

Michael A. Frost, CPA, EA

Michael A. Frost, CPA, EA Mike Frost, CPA, of Albertville, Alabama, provides tax consulting, continuing education, and motivational speaking services through his company, Mike Frost Enterprises. Mike is a former shareholder of MDA Professional Group, PC, where he managed the tax department of the Albertville office. Mike has 27 years of experience in public accounting, including but not limited to: Business and individual income tax preparation and planning; mergers and acquisitions; estate, gift, and trust tax preparation; small business consulting; Medicare planning and other elder care; audit representation; and religious groups and clergy. Mike has conducted CPE engagements and seminars throughout the United States and has served as technical advisor for tax articles in The Sand Mountain Reporter, a local newspaper. Mike has been a featured presenter at the Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting and the Federal Tax Clinic held annually at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Mike graduated with "high honors and distinction" from Jacksonville State University with a major in accounting and a minor in finance and a 4.0 GPA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is a graduate of the Tax Planning and Advising for Closely Held Businesses Certificate of Educational Achievement Program sponsored by the AICPA.

PRICING

$129.00 - Member

$139.00 - Nonmember

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Note: Online pre-registration will close on December 30 at 1:00 PM.

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