In this issue of Owner to Owner, we look at considerations when transferring private business shares to the next generation, discuss what business owners should be thinking about in this inflationary economy, examine QSBS elections and provide an overview of industrial revenue bonds.
Ali Hutchinson, a BBH senior wealth planner, and Ben Persofsky, the executive director of the BBH Center for Family Business, discuss the different methods for transferring shares in a private business to the next generation and cover the implications families need to consider from both a corporate and tax angle.
The tax benefits for investing in or founding certain startup businesses can be incredible. Not all investors or founders can take advantage of these benefits, but for those who can, millions of dollars of tax can be saved – and with proper planning, potentially even more.
Justin Capozzi and John Wert of our Corporate Advisory & Banking team discuss industrial revenue bonds, a creative tool in the marketplace available to U.S. manufacturing companies for domestic capital expenditures.
In the feature article of this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we speak with PK Scheerle, R.N., former CEO of GIFTED Healthcare and CEO of NursesEverywhere, about the lessons learned on her path to entrepreneurship, her career-long advocacy of nurses and her latest venture focused on helping to educate the public about their rights to access nursing care.
In this issue of Owner to Owner, we examine succession planning from several angles. Our Center for Family Business looks at the requirements of the founder or CEO both during and after transition, next generation family members as well as boards of directors, and also explores options in a situation where traditional ownership succession may not be the best path forward.
A leader’s openness to exploring a future for themselves represents a crucial turning point in beginning the transition journey. We lay out several steps owners can take to begin on the path of a successful transition.
Many family businesses rely on their boards of directors to help them during succession planning. Here, we share our top considerations as it relates to boards of directors and their involvement in the process.
The decision to pursue an outside exit strategy, as opposed to a traditional family ownership succession path, is a difficult one. We lay out several steps that owners who are grappling with this issue can take as they seek to determine the best strategy for themselves, the family and the business.
In the feature article of this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, Adrienne Penta, Executive Director of the Center for Women & Wealth, explores ten important strategies for raising children to be responsible stewards of wealth. It is never too late to start!
Adrienne Penta, Executive Director of the Center for Women & Wealth, sat down with Suzanne Brenner, BBH Partner and Chief Investment Officer, and Justin Reed, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, for a candid and insightful conversation on creating a diverse team with an inclusive culture. They explore how and why that may lead to better outcomes for our clients.
In the feature article of this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we speak with Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle, co-founders and co-CEOs of Sakara Life, who started the company with $700. Now, Sakara Life has delivered millions of organic plant-based meals nationwide, enabling customers to transform their lives through the power of food as medicine.
We speak with Trina Assur, co-founder of The Phoenix Brand, about what inspired her to launch the sustainable clothing line, the challenges of starting a business at the onset of COVID-19 and the importance of remaining true to your values and mission in a growing space.
We speak with Drew Lichter, vice president of corporate strategy and development at Mobius Risk Group, about the advantages of using financial instruments and market strategies to hedge against commodity price risk.
Owner to Owner examines issues around growth, liquidity and control in private business ownership, speaks with a 110-year-old family business and examines lessons for the intersection of business, personal values and philanthropy.
Tom Martin, Matt Sweetser and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
Growth, liquidity and control are all interests core to private business owners, but they don’t always align. In the feature article of this issue, we speak with Rob Lachenauer, Managing Partner of BanyanGlobal, and Ben Persofsky, Executive Director of the BBH Center for Family Business, about the complications that arise around these strategic decisions when there are multiple owners with different priorities and how private business owners can best manage these competing interests.
We sit down with Victoria Mars, former chairman and first corporate ombudsman of Mars, to discuss running a successful family business for 110 years, engaging family members after five generations and leveraging values and principles to maintain focus.
Tom Martin, Grant Smith and Christine Hourihan provide an overview of the business environment on three fronts: the overall economy, the credit markets and the private equity and mergers and acquisitions markets.
In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, Jon Rennert, CEO of ZOLL Medical, shares how ZOLL was able to quickly ramp up ventilator production to help fight COVID-19, what the future of the office may look like and leadership through crisis.
John Secor and Carson Christus of BBH’s Corporate Advisory Group provide advice to managers looking to increase productivity, communicate effectively and enhance corporate culture in the new work-from-home culture.
In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Tyler Morse, founder and CEO of MCR Hotels, and his wife and creative partner, Rebecca Morse, to discuss developing the TWA Hotel, scaling the business and working with your spouse.
In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Kerry Sulkowicz, M.D., the founder of the Boswell Group, to discuss the challenges leaders face, the complexities of leadership in private and family businesses and the common qualities he has seen in the best leaders.
Benjamin Persofsky, John Secor and Brett Sovine address the different types of recapitalizations and what to consider when evaluating one. In addition, they zero in on shareholder reorganizations, a common form of recapitalization for families seeking to maintain control of the company during a capital event.
In the feature article of this issue of Owner to Owner, we sit down with Travis Boersma, the founder and CEO of Dutch Bros Coffee, to discuss growing and scaling the business, the importance of people, values and culture and why he’s in the relationship business, not the coffee business.
What does it take to succeed as a woman in technology? Duy-Loan Le, the first woman to be nominated and elected to the rank of Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, tells us about her journey and her philosophy on balancing family, work and community.
John Secor, Ajit George and Kyle Gordon discuss a key issue faced by family businesses: the difficulty of managing capital and liquidity demands. They zero in on a critical factor of finding the right balance – patient capital – and provide advice on how family businesses can achieve this important objective.
John Secor, Ajit George and Kyle Gordon examine attracting and retaining professional executives in a closely held business. They discuss both the “softer” areas of focus that lead to success in hiring and retaining executives, as well as short- and long-term compensation structures.
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