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Dealing with Age

DEALING WITH AGE “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and just not think about your age.” — Lucille Ball While the idea of “just not thinking” about getting older may help to maintain a positive attitude, aging is a topic requiring serious consideration for business owners.  While there are stories ...

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Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider

Key quote: “When you have children in the business owning stock and children outside the business owning stock, there is a natural conflict.“ From Divestopedia: ******************************************* Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider By Josh Patrick Takeaway: Transferring ownership of a business is difficult. Transferring it to a family member makes it even ...

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How to Work With Sellers After You Buy Their Company

Most business sellers assist buyers in the transition of ownership.  That can be as little as a few months, or it can be an extended term under an employment agreement.  The willingness to provide a level of assistance adds value to the company and makes a buyer more comfortable in taking on the risk of ...

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The Perryman Group’s U.S. Economic Forecast

The Perryman Group’s forecast written by Dr. M. Ray Perryman: The US Economic Forecast Although there are some challenges ahead and potential risks, the US economy appears set for moderate growth over the next few years according to our latest forecast. Here is a look at recent performance and key trends affecting the outlook. Data ...

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Fort Worth’s Largest Pallet Company Sold

Fricks Pallet Company, LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Fort Worth, Texas-based Metroplex Wood Products (MWP). Founded in 1980, MWP provides recycled and remanufactured wood pallets to commercial accounts in North and Central Texas.  The company, located at 2201 West Risinger Road on the city’s south side, processes and sells some 10,000 pallets ...

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8 Predictions for M&A in 2016

No matter the macroeconomic factors in play, health, retirement, family issues and other concerns will continue to motivate business owners to consider selling.  And those entrepreneurs will need assistance when it comes to exiting their most valuable asset.  K&A stands ready to be a resource for them in this our 32nd year. From Axial Forum: ...

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Merry Christmas!

From the K&A Family to yours, Merry Christmas!

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Where Are All the Baby Boomer Sellers?

Here’s an alternative take on what conventional wisdom has been telling us for the last 5-10 years. From Axial Forum: ********************************** Where Are All the Baby Boomer Sellers? By Robert Flynn, United Business Brokers, LLC Various exit planning forecasts predicted that between 4.5 to 17 million small businesses would hit the market for sale in ...

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11 Fun Ways to Show Employees You’re Thankful

From the Kasper & Associates family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! From TINYpulse: ************************************** 11 Fun Ways to Show Employees You Are Thankful by Sabrina Son 1. Take the team to lunch Thanksgiving week is slow for a lot of industries, so you can afford to cut out for a few hours and treat your employees ...

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Associate Spotlight: Lud Jones

Lud Jones: Senior Associate (817)738-4220, ext. 105 Jones@KasperAssociates.com Lud Jones is a Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 2002. A CPA since 1967, Mr. Jones is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career which has included many professional achievements. He has over 25 years experience in the asset management and insurance consulting business, and ...