2018 was a great year for businesses in Texas. The 12th annual CNBC America's Top States for Business ranked the state as top in the nation, an honor the state has earned three times in the past.
2018 was the biggest year for merger and acquisition deals in over forty years. In the first three quarters of 2018, companies completed over $3.3 trillion in merger and acquisition deals, with over $1.3 trillion of these deals coming from companies in the United States.
One way to better ensure a successful business venture is to avoid common mistakes. When it comes to real estate joint ventures, some common mistakes that can result in serious headaches include:
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is one of the largest and most successful businesses of our time. This e-commerce giant has provided a number of lessons for entrepreneurs. One of the most recent: how to successfully execute a business sale or succession plan.
Building a business is difficult. Succession planning can be just as challenging.
Employment agreements protect both the employer and the employee during, and sometimes after, the employment arrangement. Employers can tailor these contracts to each individual hiring situation.
A well-structured merger and acquisition deal can help better ensure a smooth transition after the business is sold. Business owners can help achieve this goal by avoiding common challenges that are often present during these deals. Two challenges that are often overlooked that can make or break the success of a deal include:
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently released a holding that has shook the business world. In the past, businesses were subject to state sales tax when they had a physical connection to the state. A headquarters or brick and mortar store within the state are examples that met this requirement. This is no longer the case.
The market for selling a medical practice is very active. Physicians that run these practices and are considering an offer are wise to carefully review their options. Another practice, hospital or private equity firm may have expressed interest in purchasing the practice, but is it the right business move for your business?
Business owners are wise to put together an exit strategy years before retirement. Three questions to answer to help ease this transition and better ensure both the business and the former owner move on successfully include: