Succession and estate planning is difficult and time-consuming. However, it is also a key step for a business that can grow into the future.
These vehicles let a family manage multiple interests, preserve parental control and protect assets from claims of creditors and divorcing spouses, among other benefits.
While 88% of business owners believe their family will control their business in five years, statistics from Family Business Institute show that only 33% of businesses survive to transfer to the next generation, and only 10-15% continue to the third generation.
Planning for your future should start after you get a job. Therefore, it is advisable to start saving a certain percentage of your salary every month and buying assets whenever you can. That will guarantee that you will have a comfortable life after retirement.
According to the Exit Planning Institute of Ohio, recent studies show that over 60% of the current U.S. business market is owned by baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), who are ready to exit or transition their business over the next 10 years.