Category: LET’S TALK ABOUT….

The Plight of the Disabled Entrepreneur »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Most successful entrepreneurs have a large reserve of confidence that has been honed through successful ventures. And confidence is good as long as it isn’t confused with indestructibility. None of us as business owners can […]

The Importance of a Buy-Sell Agreement »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE When you’re starting a new business venture with new partners, you tend to think about financial contributions, roles that each partner will play, and how you will work together to make the business succeed. You’re […]

Special Uses of Life Insurance for Business Owners »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE John and Betty Smith own a successful family business that was recently appraised at a value exceeding $15,000,000. While they’re extremely happy about their success, the appraisal results have raised some new concerns. For one […]

Vision, Culture, and Values »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE While most business owners are focusing on hard facts and financial realities, there is also a “softer” side of the business that must be nurtured, and which can provide a competitive edge that other companies […]

Business Magic: Systems and Processes »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Author Michael Gerber, in his famous “E-Myth” book series, stresses the idea of working “on” the business instead of just “in” the business. Does it ever seem like you are always “putting out fires” instead […]

A “S.W.O.T. Team” For Your Business »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE One of the side effects of a successful business is feeling a bit overwhelmed. As your business grows, there are more moving parts than ever before, and you may start to feel like you’re missing […]

Engage Your Employees to Increase the Value of Your Business »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Business owner Joan Taylor was becoming increasingly unhappy with the uneven and inconsistent performance of her employees. They all had looked good on paper, and interviewed well before they were hired. And she thought she […]

Do You Know What Your Business is Worth? »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Jonathan Mitchell was ready to retire. He didn’t have any family members interested in the business, and knew his employees were not in a position to purchase it. He knew the most likely buyer would […]

Divorcing Children and Asset Protection »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… The statistics are startling. 40% or more of all first marriages today end in divorce. The figures for second and third marriages are even higher. For parents, it is difficult to watch children or grandchildren go through a failed marriage. But even worse might […]

Planning for the Business Without You »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Most often, when sole proprietors die without estate planning, their business dies with them. Whatever value they once had dissipates until the only value is the inventory and office furniture. Planning for this eventuality in […]