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Business Insider: How to set up your business to successfully retire in place

August 23, 2022By
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Jeffrey Scott shares a five-point program as a checklist that shows how to set up your business to run itself day-to-day so you can retire in place. read more

10 tips for selling your business in 2021

December 22, 2020By
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Whether you’re ready to sell your business or just thinking about it, we’re counting down the tips to help prepare for the sale. read more

Profit Power: The who, what, when and how of exit planning

August 26, 2020By

Columnist Jefrrey Scott lays out the steps of a sound exit strategy for landscape company owners looking to make the change. read more

How much do you know about these popular 401(k) alternatives?

June 4, 2018By

Traditional 401(k)s may not be effective because the IRS’s “top heavy testing” rules may disqualify contributions from management and ownership. There are alternatives to traditional 401(k)s that will allow all employees and owners to contribute, giving the participants tax-deferred compensation, as well as allowing the company a tax deduction without the burdensome income testing that usually hijacks the good intentions... read more

Stihl president will retire this year

June 29, 2015By

Stihl President Fred Whyte will retire at the end of this year. Bjoern Fischer, Stihl’s current vice president of finance, will assume the duties of president beginning in 2016. Whyte has been with Stihl for 44 years, and he has served as president for 23 years. “It has been a great privilege to lead Stihl and to be a part... read more

Preservation Tree owner retires, transfers ownership

January 26, 2015By

Dallas-based Preservation Tree’s executive management team entered into an ownership transition agreement with its retiring owner and founder, Harold Spiegel, to acquire 100 percent of the company. “Preservation Tree has been a major focus of my life for the past two decades,“ Spiegel said. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to create such a unique company with outstanding... read more