Selling because of an unsolicited offer to buy – One of the most common reasons owners tell us they sold their business was they got an offer from a competitor. If they previously were not considering this business sale, the owner has probably not taken some important personal and business steps to exit on his terms. The business may have some easily correctable issues that could detract from its value. The owner may not have prepared for an identity and lifestyle to replace the void caused by his separation from his company. If you are prepared, you are more likely to exit on your own terms.
This is how it is with accountants. You may have to do an extensive search to find a small firm in the area of expertise you need. Some smaller firms are connected to a larger firms. Iin that case they can always seek the help of the other accountants in the network.
“Friend” people carefully. The biggest downfall I have found in these sites is that there are quite a few people on there who are there to just mess with other people and waste everyone’s time. Don’t fall into the trap of accepting friends with just anyone. What can happen is that these people that “attach” themselves to you could be “spammers” and they would use your connections to bother them as well. If you become a nuisance on these sites, your “friends” suddenly are not as fond of you and any headway you were making goes out the door.
You can also try to negotiate a “Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure”. You would hand the deed to the bank. They would forgive the debt and you won’t take a hit on your credit. Of course, if you can find a buyer for your home, even if they aren’t willing to pay the full amount of the loan, talk to your bank. See if they will accept the reduced amount. Again, check with a Torrance Tax Preparer or CPA to see what your tax liability might be.
Could it be that those in a home business feel that they must wear many hats because they feel that they can not afford to pay for outside expert help, or do they in fact feel that they would be lazy to hire help?
TurboTax can also do some analytics on your upcoming year. Watch it do some withholding analysis or evaluate 401K contributions. Spend a little time with it after your tax return is filed and discover the other tools it offers for next year.
At any rate, the team that endures will win the $250,000 prize and get to return to their respective lives with a sizable amount of extra pocket change.