Business Owners

As a business owner, what should I know before adding a financial wellness program?

Financial wellness programs are gaining traction among employee benefit offerings, and for good reason: In an International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) survey, 96% of employers said employees’ personal financial issues had an impact on their overall job performance. If you’re thinking of adding a financial wellness program to your benefits lineup, consider the …

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Opportunity Zone Update: New IRS Language Clarifies Lingering Issues

The IRS recently cleared significant hurdles for investors interested in Opportunity Zone Funds with the release of its second set of Treasury regulations regarding Opportunity Zone investments. Beacon Hill will focus on Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (“QOZF”) that invest primarily in real estate, and this summary will address that space. The potential tax advantages for …

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Mergers & Acquisitions: What’s in the Deal for Investors?

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America and Europe reached its second highest level on record in 2018. There were 19,501 deals worth $3.6 trillion — a 6.3% increase in deal volume over 2017. There was also a rise in mega deals exceeding $10 billion.1 Collectively, U.S. corporations had plenty of cash to spend …

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Opportunity Zone Fund Update

The landscape for Qualified Opportunity Zone funds continues to develop and show promise.  While favorable taxation should never trump underlying investment merits, this strikes us at Beacon Hill as one of the most promising arrows in our quiver for maximizing a selling business owner’s after tax returns. Rigid Requirements Create Potential Pitfalls The first set …

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Business Owners: What’s Your Plan for Retirement?

Business owners often put their heart, soul, and nearly all of their money into their business. When it comes to retirement planning, business owners should not rely on selling their business as their only means of a nest egg for retirement. Many things can happen along the way, an owner may become ill and have …

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