Maturity and Exit

Is your business reaching the point of maturity and exit? If so, our expert articles and blog posts will help guide you through the next stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

Why Small Businesses Fail

Owning a small business is the American dream. But sometimes, despite all the hard work, that dream turns into a nightmare and businesses don’t make it. Understanding why small businesses fail can be as crucial as knowing the secrets of those that succeed. Being...

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Can You Transfer LLC Ownership?

In the world of entrepreneurship, change comes in many forms and it is inevitable. People who were once robustly passionate about their business endeavors may find new opportunities or face life situations that lead them to focus on other priorities. What can you...

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How to Record the Buyout of a Partner

Sometimes business partnerships just don’t work out. Whether it’s due to disagreements or because one partner wants to pursue other opportunities, it’s essential to know what your options are when it’s time to split up a partnership. One common scenario is when one...

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What Happens When an LLC Owner or Member Dies?

Since a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can have one owner or an unlimited number of members, it’s not uncommon for an LLC to experience the death of one of its members. When that occurs, what happens to the ownership of the LLC? First, let’s define some important...

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How to Legally Dissolve a Corporation or LLC

Dissolution is the act of formally dissolving (closing) a business entity with the state. It involves far more than just stopping to sell products and services. Dissolution is a process for wrapping up all legal and financial aspects of the business and legally...

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Dissolutions and Moving Your Business to a New State

If you’re planning to move your business to another state or close it altogether, there’s a process you must follow, which varies by the structure of the business. It may seem a bit complex, but we’ll simplify it for you. Feel like it’s too late to close your...

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Why Your Inactive Business is Probably Costing You Money

Someone once told me that a true sign of a successful entrepreneur is the ability to know when it’s time to throw in the towel and move on. One failed business doesn’t define an entrepreneur. Plus, when one door closes, another usually opens. Closing a business...

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How to Formally Close Your Sole Proprietorship or Partnership

Deciding to close a business that you’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into can be an emotional experience. That’s especially true of entrepreneurs who have operated as sole proprietorships or partnerships. Essentially, they become “one” with their companies,...

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How to Retire When You Own Your Own Business

How many small business owners think about retirement when starting their businesses? Not many, which is understandable since all efforts are generally focused on growing the business, not leaving the company. However, at some point, all entrepreneurs want to know...

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12 Steps for Closing an LLC Before Year End

If you’re thinking of closing your LLC before the year ends, you may be feeling overwhelmed. And you are probably wondering what you must do to exit the business without leaving any loose ends behind. Indeed, there is more to shutting down a business than merely...

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12 Steps for Closing a Corporation by Year End

As difficult it may be to make the decision to close a business, things can become even more challenging if a business’s owners don’t tie up all the loose ends. If you’re thinking of closing your corporation by year-end, realize that there’s more to the process...

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Business Closures, Dissolutions, and Withdrawals

It has been a rough few years for businesses across the country, but especially so for small businesses. According to Yelp data, an estimated 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are permanent. Companies of all sizes have had to close some or...

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How to Remove a Member from an LLC

Some limited liability companies undergo ownership changes as their businesses evolve. Members may come or go — either voluntarily or involuntarily — for a variety of reasons. So how do you remove a member of an LLC? Well, that depends! Different circumstances can...

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The Right Way to Terminate a Partnership Agreement

There are many reasons why you'd want to terminate a partnership agreement. The goals of one or both partners have changed, your working styles are incompatible, or there are fundamental disagreements about business operations and decisions. Whatever the reason,...

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What to Expect When Selling Your Business

Maybe your end game has always been focused on selling your business. Or is the pace of running a business becoming too much, and you’re ready to slow down and retire? Perhaps you have a new business idea and you want to sell your business to pursue (and finance)...

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Closing a Business Checklist: Ten Steps From Our Experts

All businesses go through ups and downs, and many will suffer cash flow crises. After some tough times, you may be tempted to walk away from your business - but closing down a business is not a decision that you should make in a fit of frustration. Starting a...

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Dissolve an LLC With These Six Easy Steps

For a variety of reasons, entrepreneurs may decide to close the business they worked so hard to start and grow. Situations change and the need to dissolve an LLC or corporation may need to be addressed. An entrepreneur can grow tired of small business ownership or...

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Closing Down a Business – The 12 Steps of Corporate Dissolution

You're not the first owner to consider closing down a business and you certainly won't be the last. But it is a big decision and one that should be taken lightly. Regardless of your final decision, you need to prepare yourself for the necessary steps involved in...

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