Planning for Your Business Future

Life can be unpredictable and does not always turn out as we planned. Being prepared for a catastrophic event is vital to the sustainability of every business.  It is important to prepare for the worst case scenario, thus allowing you to relax and plan for the best. To help you create a plan that addresses the needs of your business, Below is information on the key components that are crucial to have in place to ensure the long term stability of your company.

Consult a Professional

Consulting with a professional will guarantee that you will understand the options available to meet the unique needs of your business. Therefore we recommend that you consult with the following professionals: an attorney, an accountant, and an insurance agent.

Insurance

In the unfortunate event of a death or disability, maintaining the financial stability of the business members is essential to the continuation of the business past the loss. We recommend requiring all members to have disability insurance, life insurance, and health insurance policies that are payable to the member’s families.  This will provide financial security for the business members and their loved ones.

Every business should carry a life insurance policy on its owners.  This will provide the partners/members/shareholders with the financial ability to purchase the business in the unfortunate circumstance of a death.

Prepare an Exit Strategy

It is important to have a plan in place that will allow the daily operations to continue if you are no longer able to participate in your business.  The continuation of the company affects not only the owner’s family, but it also affects the job security of the employees.  To protect your company, it is important to discuss possible third party options for ownership. Often times there are family members or employees that could …