Lake Tahoe Attorney Blog

30Jan, 15

Smart small business owners take the time to set up a trust or will for their businesses. That way if you pass away you business will still continue to run. Of course, this doesn’t make much sense if you’re a small solopreneurship type of business, but if you have employees you want to continue to take care of after your passing, then setting up a will is a smart move.

In this post we’re going to look at the benefits of setting up a trust for your small business, this will help to ensure your business doesn’t close when you’re not there.

Not Having A Trust Puts Your Business At Risk

In most cases when a person passes away the money from their business will be used to settle any personal debts or other issues that may come up. This can mean big trouble for the business if the owner has a ton of personal debt.

If your state isn’t planned properly then you run the risk of this happening to your business. As much as we hate to admit it, accidents do happen, so it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. A well thought out financial plan will enable your business to thrive in your absence.

Benefits Of Having A Small Business Trust

Taking the time to plan now will help you if any issues do arise in the future. It’s a good idea to plan your personal estate, if you haven’t already. This will help to ensure that both your business and personal life are in order.

When you don’t have an estate plan in place there are a lot of issues you can run into. For instance, without a trust in place you’ll run the risk of paying extremely high taxes. By having foresight and planning everything you’ll be able to minimize your taxes. By having to pay less taxes on your business you’ll set your business up for a more successful future.

Another benefit of setting up an trust for your business is that it allows you to create a succession plan. This will help your employees have a plan of attack to execute in your absence. It will specify roles and any necessary promotions. You can also appoint people who will oversee the smooth running of the business in your absence. Without this the success of your business is very unlikely, however with a trust in place you know that your business is going to be in good hands for years to come.

Overall, setting up a trust for your small business doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re looking for some assistance getting everything in motion, or have any questions then get in touch today.

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