In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we provide strategies for overcoming one of the key issues business owners voiced in our inaugural Private Business Owner Survey: how to communicate their estate plans with their family. In addition, we dive deeper into the statistics behind business owners’ approach to risk-taking. Even for the most experienced business leaders, change management can be complex. Learn new strategies to make lasting impacts in your organization. Finally, learn why being confident – despite discomfort – is so important.
Our 2023 Private Business Owner Survey revealed that nearly all business owners have an estate plan, but almost none of them have discussed it with their families. In this issue’s feature article, Adrienne Penta, the executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, explores five common communication obstacles and how to navigate them.
In this issue’s “By the Numbers” infographic, we take a closer look at the statistics from our 2023 Private Business Owner Survey, particularly around estate and succession planning communication hurdles and how different genders view risk-taking in business.
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 business transition.
We outline key year-end opportunities as they relate to gifting, income tax planning, retirement planning, and planning in a high interest rate environment, as well as provide a year-end checklist based on your goals.
BBH Partner Kathryn George, Head of the Center for Family Business Ben Persofsky, and Senior Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson explore the various roles of a family business’s board of directors in succession planning.
In this issue’s feature interview, we speak with Narativ Co-Founder Murray Nossel about his passion for storytelling, why it’s so important that people – especially business owners – record their stories, and how they can negotiate their legacies.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we speak with a group of women driving change in the healthcare space, explore the complexity of teaching the value of digital currency to children, provide three strategies for maximizing time, and learn more about the current state of motherhood in the U.S.
In Five Questions, we sit down with Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of Motherly, to discuss why she started the platform, the results of Motherly’s latest annual State of Motherhood survey, and where she sees the company and herself in the next five years.
In this issue of InvestorView, we cover our “10 Ps” of investment manager evaluation, review the current state of the markets, discuss our approach to investing in private markets, examine the rise of generative AI, and look at results from our 2023 Private Business Owner Survey.
Senior Relationship Associates Amy Orser and Holly Rule look at several tax-efficient strategies for parents looking to pass wealth to children: 2503(c) trusts, trusts with Crummey withdrawal rights, UGMA/UTMA accounts, and 529 education savings plans.
Relationship Associate Lucy Townend discusses the risks and challenges involved with the decision to leave the workforce and the steps you can take to make the decision a positive one for the entire family.
We speak with Kevin Duncan, the BBH Trust Company’s director and head of estate administration, about the role estate administration plays in helping families thrive for generations and why a corporate executor may be the best option in certain situations.
BBH presents its 2023 Private Business Owner Survey, which was conducted to see how owners are addressing current economic conditions, future succession planning, and family communication dynamics. Read the results.
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.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we feature a group of inspiring women business owners and leaders to watch in 2023 and look at the next generation of women business owners, estate planning for blended families, and time affluence.
BBH Senior Wealth Planner Ross Bruch explores “time affluence” – a term that refers to the idea that, like money, time can be saved, spent, and wasted. He addresses wealth’s impact on time affluence, how to cultivate it, and how to avoid “time poverty,” which can lead to a lack of mindfulness and cognitive overload.
Adrienne Penta, executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, and Nicole Jackson Leslie, senior wealth planner, explore how a donor can guide a trustee, even after a trust has been created, to help ensure the trust is used to support and perpetuate a family’s core values for generations to come.
BBH Senior Wealth Planners Ali Hutchinson and Stacia Kroetz outline the importance of having a flexible estate plan. The future is unknowable, but centering your plan on your values and communicating regularly with your fiduciary and your family will set your family on the path to success.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we explore how to develop leaders in family businesses, examine how to make hybrid work successful for everyone and look at how we can foster motivation in those we love.
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.
For those hesitant to create an estate plan, Wealth Planner Ali Hutchinson discusses tax-efficient options for transferring wealth to future generations or charity that require no long-term commitment, trusts or legal fees.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus in on the value of communication as it relates to a range of subjects. We look at the criticality of intergenerational communication around wealth values, cover skills to teach our girls so they can thrive, discuss how to support a grieving friend and share guidance around how we can prepare ourselves to live in a world with more frequent disasters.
Adrienne Penta, executive director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth, re-examines the criticality of intergenerational communication around wealth values. She discusses three steps for families to use in articulating, living and communicating their essential values.
In this video, BBH Chief Investment Strategist Scott Clemons discusses current market dynamics, explains how to calculate your organization’s unique spending rate, and provides tangible solutions to organizations grappling with these issues.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we speak with a nationally recognized healthcare and business leader, feature 22 women to watch in 2022 and look at trends in philanthropy, including shifts in how women give and international philanthropy.
In this issue’s “By the Numbers,” we highlight the research of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and trends in women’s philanthropy, including women’s influence on household giving, the growing popularity of giving circles and the increase in giving to women and girls.
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.
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.
A comprehensive tax plan considers not only federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax, but also state and local income tax and transfer tax rules. Here, BBH Wealth Planner Michael Shapiro breaks down a common scenario of moving from New York to Florida.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we explore leadership, mentoring and life lessons from a wide range of perspectives. Whether you’re a parent hoping to raise children to be responsible with wealth, an executive leading a diverse team, a young person starting out or an engaged philanthropist learning from the past, we believe you’ll find important and helpful insight in this issue.
Senior Wealth Planner and Director of Philanthropic Advisory Kerri Mast recently spoke with Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman about his research on Madame C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made woman millionaire. They explore her approach to charitable giving, activism, social service provisions and how we might better foster equity and inclusion in grantmaking.
This issue of Women & Wealth Magazine focuses on sustainability – both personal and global. We speak with the co-founders of Sakara Life about building a successful plant-based meal delivery business, explore how to build and maintain personal resilience, and share insights on engaging the next generation in philanthropy.
BBH Partner Kathryn George and Senior Wealth Planner and Director of Philanthropic Advisory Kerri Mast discuss how to best approach engaging the next generation in family giving – and some strategies for when it doesn’t go as you expected.
In this issue of Women & Wealth Magazine, we focus on women who are having an impact through the communities in which they work, the businesses they operate and the philanthropic endeavors they pursue.
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