I’m a relationship type of person. I prefer to deal with people I can trust. My word is my bond. I’d prefer to deal with others whose outlook and approach is the same, and whose word is their bond. Not to be cynical, but even if you are like me, don’t, for a minute, believe […]
This Week: Three Articles on Buy/Sell and Divestiture Business Valuation Business Valuation Approaches Courtesy: River’s Edge Alliance Group, LLC There are three generally accepted Approaches to value which can be used to value almost any asset: businesses, real estate, vehicles, personal property, etc. The three most common Approaches are: The Asset Approach, The Income Approach; […]
The sky is not falling in. If more local business owners with Paul Revere networks step up and volunteer to help, we can grow more successful businesses here in the Midwest. One example is OnShift. I’ve read a great deal of commentary about how Northeast Ohio startups have recently departed for California or other greener […]
The Center for Free Enterprise Our purpose is to provide a social network and platform for business people, concerning middle market mergers and acquisitions, business formation, business growth, and free enterprise generally. Business Growth: Cutting Edge Estate and Tax Planning for 2016 How to maximize the value of one’s estate or proceeds from the sale […]
Years ago I was a partner in Spieth Bell, McCludy & Newell, a Cleveland based boutique business law firm that (alas) no longer exists. While at Spieth Bell, a client of mine needed help with a labor law matter. I referred him to one of my colleagues. After my colleague spoke with my client and […]
Time spent periodically reviewing your business organizational documents such as articles of incorporation and other related documents can be time well spent! Recently a client encountered difficulties when she drafted her own Shareholders’ Agreement without benefit of seasoned legal counsel. The buy sell arrangements/provisions in the document were at best ambiguous. Notably, while the Agreement […]
Thoughts on acquiring a business by attorney Ben Calkins, with 30 years representing businesses on mergers & acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.
March CFE Event panel biographies, Market and Business Headlines, Tim Calkins weighs in on advertising effectiveness at the Oscars.
Are you planning to exit the ownership of a business or an investment? Do you want to maximize the proceeds of the sale while minimizing tax and other liabilities?
You should attend this panel discussion to learn some cutting edge estate and tax planning strategies that may help you meet your goals.
Headlines in Business and Market News. Articles for Entrepreneurs including a Super Bowl branding recap. Center for Free Enterprise event invitation.