Hugh Roberts

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So far Hugh Roberts has created 34 blog entries.

Since Business Disruptions are Expected, How Can We Learn from COVID-19?

2020-11-17T20:25:38-06:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Video|

Navigating a global pandemic is tough enough to do, more so when there are direct impacts on our day-to-day businesses. However, the silver lining when going through something like COVID-19 is the enormous amount of intelligence and insight we gain. We can’t predict the future but we can position our people [...]

What You Should Consider If Family Is Not Interested In Working In The Dealership?

2020-09-21T14:26:46-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Video|

Just because your kids do not want to be involved in the business, does not mean you are out of options for maintaining the legacy. The last thing you want to do is force your business down to the next generation who may not have the same passion for it, [...]

What’s The Best Message Leaders Can Send In Times of Crisis?

2020-08-24T13:00:26-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Video|

We often get too focused on what we are going to say to our customers and clients and forget about our employees. It is critical your employees are informed well before your clients. This provides a sense of being safe and protected and keeps the rumor mill from churning, while [...]

I Don’t Want To Retire

2020-10-27T15:50:04-05:00By |Succession Blog|

I’ve heard this a thousand times from business owner clients over almost 40 years I’ve been a business succession planner. I understand - I don’t want to retire and I’m five years older than the age my father retired. For most business owners, you love what you do and you probably feel like Bobby [...]

The Vaccine for Fear

2020-05-06T08:17:21-05:00By |COVID 19: The Path Forward, Succession Blog|

It’s day 41 working from home due to the Coronavirus lock down. During that time businesses on survival mode, applying for PPP money, people laid off, applying for unemployment, portfolios taking a beating. The result – fear, anxiety, and stress! Especially for those of us in the higher risk categories, it appears we won’t [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Estate Taxes – Still a Problem for Succession

2020-05-04T09:18:48-05:00By |Succession Blog|

With the lifetime exemption per person currently in 2020 at $11.8M, a married couple can pass a $23.6M estate tax-free to their heirs. For most Americans, estate taxes are therefore no longer a problem, but that is not true of car dealers, with the value of dealerships having escalated considerably. Unless you have a [...]

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