Professional Services Succession Planning- Turning Your Ideas Into Reality
Professional services business owners have a unique challenge. You are not in the widget business, you are selling proprietary knowledge, experience, expertise, and creating exceptional client experiences. As expert professional services succession planning advisors, we are in the service business too and we appreciate and understand first-hand the complexities of staying ahead of the competition. The foundation of our business is built on ensuring strategies are in place to protect our client’s businesses and families from unknown scenarios. Plan for your future with experts who know how to protect your business from the unknowns, while also helping you build strategies for multi-generational longevity.
Whether you are looking to grow your business and/or looking towards business transition, for the past 45+ years our meticulous attention to the probable, possible, potential details allow you to prepare and avoid any looming issue impacting your goals. We advise business owners on the 10 interdependent Succession Matrix® perspectives, to position your business for growth, to sell to a third party, or transition to the next generation.
What happens when you decide to take the next step towards the future you imagine…now? Business ownership by nature is risky; succession planning however creates strategies and structure to put you in control.
Power Position: Building Cash or Equity: Creating Flexibility & Maximizing Opportunities
Succession strategies are all about how to maximize opportunities to achieve your vision. For example, there is a lot of M&A activity across all industries; so how do you position yourself to take action when the deal is just right for you? Welcome to The Rawls Group Succession Palooza. In [...]
When are Taxes Going Up on Capital Gains?
As of August 2021, because Capitol Hill has yet to agree on funding, the timeline is still anyone’s guess. In the Green Book, which is the White House’s policy wish list, their goal is to increase long-term Capital Gains significantly. Even though we can’t speak to the timeline yet, tax increases [...]
Buying or Selling: Determining What Strategy is Best For You
What is cool about succession planning, that many business owners don’t realize is it allows you to create strategies today create the lifestyle, and build the business you envision tomorrow. So, what you do today, can literally impact tomorrow, and when we say tomorrow, we mean tomorrow and 10+ years [...]
What is the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption and When Will It Be Cut?
Currently, as of August 2021, the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption for each individual is about 11.7MM per person, which is the highest in history. This means a married couple could gift about $22.7MM to the next generation tax-free. However, based upon the White House’s wish list of how to fund [...]
What Is Happening with 1031 Exchanges For Real Estate?
Currently, as of August 2021, a 1031 exchange allows a taxpayer to avoid paying capital gains taxes when selling an investment property by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale, within specific parameters, into another property(s). Up until now, this part of the tax code has been helpful to those selling [...]
What Assets You Should Gift and To Whom?
Making gifts and considering changes in tax law is one piece of the succession planning puzzle. When working with business owners, we often find that they have had some of the best tax planning money can afford. However, when designing the plan, they let the “Tax Tail Wag the Dog” [...]
The Succession Planning Matrix
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.
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We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.