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Small Business

As a small business owner, you have countless responsibilities. That’s why we’ve assembled a library of resources to help you with decisions regarding employee benefits (including SEP and SIMPLE IRAs), insurance, succession planning, tax deductions, asset protection strategies and more.
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How & Why to Build a 5-Year Business Plan for Your Company

Creating a 5-year business plan allows you to set strategic goals, identify obstacles and opportunities, demonstrate growth potential to investors, make realistic projections using past data, and develop solutions to capitalize on strengths and mitigate weaknesses.
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How to Set Up a Small Business 401(k): A Step-by-Step Guide

To set up a small business 401(k), select the appropriate plan type, choose investment options, determine employer contributions, write the plan document, establish a trust for plan assets, inform employees, manage record-keeping, and update investments and rules as needed.
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Life Insurance for Business Owners

If you're a business owner, life insurance could help protect your business and your family.
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Employee Benefits for Your Business: SEP or SIMPLE IRAs?

The right employee benefits can help attract (and keep) top performers, but which ones are right for your business? Learn about SEP and SIMPLE IRAs.
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What Is a SEP Account? 

A SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) account allows employers to make tax-deductible, uniform retirement contributions for themselves and employees up to 25% of compensation, but does not permit loans, catch-up contributions, or direct employee participation.
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What Is My Business Worth? 4 Small Business Valuation Methods

For small business owners, a valuation could offer many benefits — but it may be difficult to know where to start. Learn about four valuation methods.
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Top 5 Asset Protection Strategies for Business Owners

Running your own business may be a long-standing dream of yours — and the right asset protection strategies could help keep that dream alive.
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Better Small Business Benefit Packages: 6 Tips for Recruiting & Retaining Talent

From flexible work arrangements to voluntary benefits, here's how to help retain good employees in today's working world.