Exit Planning – What Should My Plan Include

Bruce A. Rukkila, CPA, CVA, CEPA Toivo Rukkila sold his Finnish import business copla years ago, ya know. “Last tree year’s revenues and earnings ain’t been so good, Toivo said, “gotta sell”. Toivo weren’t that old – 56 ya know, and had run his family business for long time. Toivo was burned out “gotta do […]

What Are My Exit Planning Options

Bruce A. Rukkila, CPA, CVA, CEPA Do you have leaving on your mind?  If you think you are within three to five years of retiring from the business you own and are wondering how best to leave your business, here are some exit options to consider. Sell or give your company to a family member; […]

Exit Planning – Do you Have a Strategy?

Bruce A Rukkila, CPA, CVA, CEPA We all know the phrase, “nothing in life is certain but death and taxes.” A third certainty is that, at some point, the small business owner will no longer own his/her business. Proper planning of this certainty will allow you to leave your business at the best time for […]

Exit Planning – For the Small Business Owner

As published in UP Business Today and the Mining Gazette Bruce A. Rukkila, CPA, CVA, CEPA As an exit planner, I routinely discuss the history of small businesses with small business owners: how they got started, why did they want to own and operate their own business, and what did they expect from it. Having […]