Resources, Articles and Videos

Here is a list of helpful resources, articles and videos. Please contact us with any questions.

Who Are My Potential Buyers?

One of the key questions we get from sellers is “Where is my buyer going to come from?”

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How do I use my professional advisors?

How do I use my professional advisors? A business that is getting ready to sell needs its own outside team in order to be prepared.

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Critical Process Elements

Is your business ready for transition?  What stage are you in? Ralph briefly discusses some of the Critical Process Elements involved.

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Advance Preparation for Due Diligence is Key

The extent of due diligence is based on initial and ongoing discussions between the parties. That is when surprises can develop.

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Preparing to Sell a Business

Learn how to prepare to sell your business.

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Questions To Ask When Selling A Business

What business owners should consider before making the decision to sell.

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BYOL Webinar Series- Hiring and Recruiting

View the second webinar in the BYOL series

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BYOL Webinar Series- Business Checkup

Learn about corporate records, annual meetings, contracts, employee agreements and handbooks, social media and trademarks.

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Employee Terminations – Evaluations

If an employer wants the option of terminating employees due to poor performance, the employer should have a process in place that leads up to a decision to terminate.

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Employee Terminations – Layoff

Employees are laid off when budget cuts or lack of work cause the employer to sever the working relationship with one or more employees in order to restructure the company or rectify a financial problem.

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Employee Terminations – Avoiding Conflict

Termination is a very delicate aspect of employer-employee relations. Employers should take the necessary steps to avoid any conflict that could result in a lawsuit.

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2011 NC CEO Forum

If you did not have a chance to attend the Third Annual NC CEO Forum on August 10, 2011, you missed some wonderful insights and several great speakers. But do not worry.  As I have done following each of the last two NC CEO Forums, I have prepared a summary of the top points I heard that I found helpful, most of which came from the celebrated, best-selling business author, Jim Collins, the keynote speaker. I hope you find them helpful as well.

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Planning for the Inevitable - Ending Your Business Partnership

Taxes for business owners can be thoroughly confusing, particularly when one of the owners decides to retire.

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New 1099 Reporting Rules Could Be Burdensome

Most of you are aware of the 2010 Health Care Reform Bill that was signed into law this year. However, many of you may not know about the potentially overwhelming new 1099 reporting requirements that are included in the law.

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Deferred Compensation Plans and the Tax Code

Does your business offer a deferred compensation plan?  Do any of your employment agreements inadvertently create a deferred compensation plan?

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Small Business Jobs Act

In September 2010, Congress passed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, seeking to ignite the struggling economy by boosting small business.

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Effect of Healthcare Legislation on Business Owners

The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Reconciliation Act, P.L. 111-152) requires that employers offer and contribute to their employees’ health insurance or they will be forced to pay a penalty.

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