Tip 1 – Get it done at the Beginning The single biggest mistake we see is that the participants fail to prepare a shareholders agreement at the outset of the venture. There can be many reasons for this, including but not limited to the following: it may not occur to the parties that they need…

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Buying a new business can be exciting and full of opportunity for a purchaser. The main expense is of course the purchase price, but there are also other ‘hidden’ immediate costs of the transaction. It is crucial to take note and budget for these costs before signing a contract. Transfer Duty Transfer Duty (also ‘stamp…

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Nobody likes to think about it, but it’s inevitable that one day you’ll leave your business. Whether you decide to sell up, retire or leave due to health reasons, it’s important that you plan for that day. A succession (or exit) plan outlines who will take over your business (or your share of the business)…

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