Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 as of 6:25 AM ET
Big Opportunity: Helping Business Owners Sell
Talk about a golden opportunity for financial advisors: An estimated 3 million business owners are expected to sell their companies in the next five years. And they’re going to need plenty of help — before, during and after the sale.
And a majority of those owners haven’t done any financial planning, exit planning specialists say.   more »
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