Business planning focuses on issues specific to business owners and shareholders. For most business owners, the business is their most significant asset, and the financial success of that business has an immediate impact on the economic security of the family. Without proper planning, you may have difficulty tapping the value of your business to support your retirement, or your family may lose the value of your business at your death.
Business planning coordinates the management of your business throughout its lifecycle with:
- Risk management
- Distributions to the owners
- Succession planning
Starting and running a business carries its own set of risk exposures, and there are several factors that can impact how safe your personal and business assets are from risk. These include, but are not limited to the type of business entity and the state you choose to do business in, as well as how you manage your business, human resources, and taxes. Business risk management identifies your options for handling these risks.