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If you are in Business, you will need to review your finances, investments and protection if you are:
- a partner or shareholder in a business and
- a minority shareholder
- the sole owner of a business
Without the appropriate Business Succession strategies:
- Your spouse / partner and children may not inherit your share of the business.
- The business may have to be sold and the proceeds become liable to inheritance tax and capital gains tax.
- The proceeds from the sale of a business would be at risk from 3rd Party Claims such as divorce, creditors and Long Term Care Fees
- The business may be vulnerable to any future changes to the legislation on Business and Agricultural Property Relief.
- Business partners may not be able to buy out the deceased’s share.
- The surviving spouse or children may be obliged to take over the running of the business.
- The value of the business could depreciate owing to the inexperience of a beneficiary.
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The death of a Director can cause problems for his family and his fellow directors
- The problems caused by the death of a Director can be numerous.
- The surviving directors may not want the shares to pass to someone who has no interest in the company and cannot contribute to it.
- The family will probably want to be compensated for his shares.
- Unless the deceased director owns a majority of the shares then the beneficiaries of his estate may find ownership of the shares to be of little benefit.
- Minority shareholders find it difficult to influence company policy
- Sales of shares to outsiders may be prohibited
- Sales to other shareholders may require them to have funding in place or they will need to borrow.
- There is also the risk of the shares passing to another company who could consider a takeover bid.
The death of a key person can be devastating for the company
- The problems caused by the death of a key person can be numerous.
- The company may find it difficult to meet deadlines
- Existing loans may be recalled and future credit denied – especially if the loans were personally guaranteed by the key person.
- There may be a substantial loss in profits if competitors capitalise on any instability.
- There could be a loss of faith in the company by customers and employees.
- Recruiting a replacement will be costly and time consuming
The death of a Partner can bring financial hardship to colleagues and family
- The problems caused by the death of a Partner can be numerous.
- The Partners would lose the deceased’s contribution
- They may be faced with a demand from his family for repayment of his share.
- They may have to sell business assets to raise capital and prejudice business continuity
- They may need to Dissolve the Partnership, distribute the capital and profits and start again
- The Partners may need to borrow the necessary funds.
- They may need to look for a new Partner who has the Capital to “buy into” the Partnership.
- All of this is unsettling and could have serious implications with lenders
All businesses are vulnerable to risk – whether they are a small home-run business or a large national corporation and taking out a commercial insurance policy can help keep your business safe and stable.
Risks can be unpredictable and although many aspects of commercial insurance are not a legal requirement, it can be an important safeguard for your business.
Big business and government often struggle to understand small businesses [taken from www.freshbusinessthinking.com].
Cardiff Mortgage Centre has comprehensive experience in advising and consulting with many businesses and is able to provide a comprehensive business diagnostic to all businesses whatever their sector – an invaluable aid in actually reviewing where they are and where they are going.
Government and big business think they are talking and marketing to the smaller or owner-managed businesses but they are not. They are not talking to these business people. They don’t know how to talk to owner-managed businesses and they don’t even realise that small businesses have a separate language and a separate way of “being” from the world that they live in
At Cardiff Mortgage Centre, we offer a comprehensive business review to provide an independent and extensive analysis of your business. It will enable you to step back from the day-to-day operations and support you in achieving your full business potential and if required, provide an Action Plan to take forward.
The outcome of the review could:-
- Give you new insight into your business
- Provide constructive feedback
- Highlight areas for improvement
- Generate a plan of action
By providing information about your business in such a way, you are providing a “health check” of the likely areas of strength and weakness of your business, along with useful advice on making improvements.
The “Health check” will look at the critical paths of your business, assessing your business performance along the way. (This can be especially valuable when you are under pressure and “can’t see the wood for the trees”).
The service is tailored to review your vision and plans, your strategy, your sales and marketing, your finances and systems and your skills and people management and importantly your operations. Small businesses need to be treated differently at different stages of their life cycle – One of the best times to communicate is in a life stage transition (start-up, growing, consolidating, merging, selling)
Cardiff Mortgage Centre acknowledges the truth in this and will work closely with you to achieve great results. We recognise that:-
You are not an ‘SME’ – you are a small or owner-managed business, an independent or growing / self-employed business or a new, young or boutique business. You are not an immature/undeveloped big business.
You need an entirely fresh approach, not merely a scaled-down version of the methods used with big companies. Government and Big Business does not really care (in words or in actions). If people talked to you the way that corporates spoke to small business people they would punch you on the nose.
- You want your suppliers and consultants to understand you and your business
- You want to know what you are paying for and how and when you are paying.
- You don’t want your time wasted
The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate business advice.
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Colin and his Team worked really hard to secure a Mortgage for us. As a self employed person it has become increasingly difficult to secure Mortgage funds. Without Colin and his teams efforts, I doubt we would have our Home that we now happily live in. Many thanks Once again.
Over the last 8 years Colin has acted for me on mortgages, life policies, cross-option agreements and setting up of trusts. He explains all products and his recommendations in a clear and precise manner to make selecting the right product straightforward. He always does what he says he will do when he says he will do it and makes recommendations based on what is clearly best for his client not was has so often been the case based on my previous experience, based on what makes them the best commission.
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