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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Grandparents on a beach carrying their young granddaughter on their shoulders | Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day | Income Tax Planning Services in Columbus Ohio | Estate Tax Planning Services in Columbus Ohio | Blue and Co. LLC

Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day

By Robert Evans Senior Manager at Blue and Co. LLC With just hours until election results begin pouring in, many estates are contemplating what a blue wave might mean for the future of income and estate tax planning. From an estate tax planning perspective, we have been very fortunate lately in that individuals with estates […]

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A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

by Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) or have you just implemented an ESOP for owner succession? The technical application of accounting for this transaction generally results in the company presenting a significant deficit where the company previously had equity. But does that have to be the case? How Equity […]

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Things to Consider When Buying_Selling a Business

Things to Consider When Buying/Selling a Business

by Dustin Brown Buying or selling a business can be daunting. There are many items to consider such as 1) the structure of the transaction (e.g. stock or asset sale/purchase) and the related tax implications of this decision, 2) the risks associated with the business, both macro and micro, and 3) the general fear of […]

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Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Business owners devote their lives to the successful growth of their companies and what is likely the most significant asset to support their retirement. Yet, in the final stages of ownership, some owners do not take the necessary steps to plan a sale and to maximize the value of their company and life’s work. The […]

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Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs_employees)

Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs/employees)

Eventually, the ownership of every privately-held business will be transitioned in one way or another.  There are many options available to transfer ownership, but they basically fall into one of the following categories: Sale/transfer to family Sale/transfer to other current owners Sale to outside parties Give to charity Initial public offering (i.e. “go public”) Liquidation […]

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What’s Your Business Exit Plan_ Make It Part Of Your Tax Planning.

What’s Your Business Exit Plan? Make It Part Of Your Tax Planning

It may seem odd to develop a business exit plan this soon, but you must look out for your own financial future. You have to consider your company’s income and expenses and applicable tax breaks (especially if you own a pass-through entity). For example, you need to develop an exit strategy so taxes do not […]

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Webinars

Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Grandparents on a beach carrying their young granddaughter on their shoulders | Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day | Income Tax Planning Services in Columbus Ohio | Estate Tax Planning Services in Columbus Ohio | Blue and Co. LLC

Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day

By Robert Evans Senior Manager at Blue and Co. LLC With just hours until election results begin pouring in, many estates are contemplating what a blue wave might mean for the future of income and estate tax planning. From an estate tax planning perspective, we have been very fortunate lately in that individuals with estates […]

Learn More
A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

by Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) or have you just implemented an ESOP for owner succession? The technical application of accounting for this transaction generally results in the company presenting a significant deficit where the company previously had equity. But does that have to be the case? How Equity […]

Learn More
Things to Consider When Buying_Selling a Business

Things to Consider When Buying/Selling a Business

by Dustin Brown Buying or selling a business can be daunting. There are many items to consider such as 1) the structure of the transaction (e.g. stock or asset sale/purchase) and the related tax implications of this decision, 2) the risks associated with the business, both macro and micro, and 3) the general fear of […]

Learn More
Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Be “Sale Ready” and Maximize Value

Business owners devote their lives to the successful growth of their companies and what is likely the most significant asset to support their retirement. Yet, in the final stages of ownership, some owners do not take the necessary steps to plan a sale and to maximize the value of their company and life’s work. The […]

Learn More
Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs_employees)

Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs/employees)

Eventually, the ownership of every privately-held business will be transitioned in one way or another.  There are many options available to transfer ownership, but they basically fall into one of the following categories: Sale/transfer to family Sale/transfer to other current owners Sale to outside parties Give to charity Initial public offering (i.e. “go public”) Liquidation […]

Learn More