If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, it is that every year has its unknowns. The global pandemic, social unrest and an election of 2020 are extra, but you could easily replace these unknowns with an unexpected divorce, marriage, or new business partner. Either way we are frequently asked “What Planning Should I Be Doing?”

Unfortunately, we find that business owners often feel they should wait until they know more about tax laws and the future make up of family and business before initiating planning. Over the past 45+ years, our friends and the experts at Crowe and our succession planners at The Rawls Group have been to many of these rodeos and have found this mindset puts owners at a major disadvantage. In this episode “Planning Post Pandemic and Political Unrest: What’s in It for Me” series, Kevin Gilbreath, a tax partner with Crowe and our very own succession planners Hugh Roberts and David Weaver discuss and provide real life stories about the type of planning you should be doing in unknown environments.

As you listen to this episode you will walk away with key take a-ways and will realize you will want more. Click to visit the “Planning Post Pandemic and Political Unrest: WIFM” topic page to easily access the additional episodes in the series.

Other topics discussed in the series:

  • Episode 1: What is changing in the area of estate tax law?
  • Episode 2: When and/or Should I Gift to the Next Generation?
  • Episode 4: What If I Am Not Ready to Gift to the Next Generation?
  • Episode 5: Are there Downfalls to Me Holding Off on Planning?
  • Episode 6: If Planning Is No Brainer, Why Don’t Owner’s Do It?
  • Episode 7:Where Should a Business Owner Start to Begin Their Planning?
Recording: Virtual Q & A About Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes and Impact on You
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Watch, Listen, and Learn!

What you need to know about Biden’s proposed policy changes, their impact on succession planning, and how to get back to business.

The election is now behind us. We have a new president and a new party in control, which likely means policy changes. COVID-19 is still present, impacting our lives in many ways. There is still a lot of unknowns and uncertainty as things are getting back to normal. So, what will happen next?

Listen to the discussion and hear what our panel of tax and succession experts had to say about proposed changes and their impact on your business.

  • Kevin Gilbreath: CPA & Partner – Crowe – kevin.gilbreath@crowe.com
  • Hugh Roberts: Succession Planner- The Rawls Group – hbroberts@rawlsgroup.com
  • David Weaver: Succession Planner – The Rawls Group – dweaver@rawlsgroup.com

Watch, Listen, and Learn!


The Succession Planning Matrix

Many people put off succession planning because they think it means retirement, exit, and the end. However; succession planning is just the beginning. It gives the owner options in terms of what “their next” looks like, whether that be growth, philanthropy, or a new business venture. Our process focuses are addressing 10 key areas of what we call the Succession Matrix.family-business-succession-planning

Click the following link for more drill-down resources on The Succession Matrix, or check out our Facebook post.

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