For any business, monitoring your cash flow is crucial. Here are some tips from “Two Men in Your Business”
An ESOP is also not an Employee Stock Option Plan. It is a defined contribution retirement plan established under section 401(a) rather than 401(k) and has two major differences. It must invest primarily in stock of the sponsoring company, and can borrow money to do so. The name is very misleading since the employees never own any of the company stock.
An ESOP is not a do-it-yourself endeavor. The creation is complicated. The ESOP must conform to the laws and regulations of both ERISA and the IRS, and is overseen and regulated by the Department of Labor. Dealing with one government agency is bad enough. Dealing with three of them is horrific.
Business owners spend their life growing the family business, but their wealth is locked up in their business and the owner isn’t able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. An ESOP will allow him to sell part or all of the company, providing liquidity and diversification of his wealth while still remaining in control of the company.
In today’s world of specialization, if you specialize in one thing and another related, non-competing, business is a specialist in their field, and you have similar target markets, a joint venture or strategic alliance may be beneficial to both businesses.
The world of eCommerce has revolutionized the way that customers shop and ultimately how businesses sell their products and services. Having your business online has never been more important.
The Fall 2018 Small Business Success Virtual Conference offers nine educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, networking chat rooms and a resource cent Read more