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Power of the Pack: How Some Women Business Owners are Surviving and Thriving During a Uniquely Challenging Time
View our recent live webinar on the current experience of women business owners. Hear stories from four owners on perseverance, innovation, and supporting peers and communities during unprecedented times, as well as Wilmington Trust and M&T experts on how we are providing guidance to business owners amidst so much uncertainty.



Power of the Pack: How Some Women Business Owners are Surviving and Thriving During a Uniquely Challenging Time
View our recent live webinar on the current experience of women business owners. Hear stories from four owners on perseverance, innovation, and supporting peers and communities during unprecedented times, as well as Wilmington Trust and M&T experts on how we are providing guidance to business owners amidst so much uncertainty.




Business owner survey insights

 

View our recent live webinar video stories from six business owners on perseverance, innovation, and supporting peers and communities during unprecedented times, as well as Wilmington Trust and M&T experts on how we are providing guidance to business owners amidst so much uncertainty.

Janet Wischnia


Janet Wischnia, M&T And Wilmington Trust client, and owner of bed linen manufacturer Thomaston Mills, shares how the Covid -19 crisis has challenged their business but has also provided unexpected opportunities for growth.
Sue Kerber


Sue Kerber, M&T customer and owner of RAD Soap Inc, shares the very personal story behind why she started her business with her two sons.
Desyree Dixon and Lisa Robinson


Desyree Dixon and Lisa Robinson, M&T customers and owners of Bolton Therapy and Wellness tell the story of how COVID-19 forced them to rethink their community centered business that was based on in -person client meetings.

Emily Bittenbender


Emily Bittenbender and Angela McCaffery, M&T and Wilmington Trust clients and owners of Bittenbender Construction, give important advice on how to access and leverage networks in a make dominated industry.
Alvina Lo


Alvina Lo, chief wealth strategist, Wilmington Trust, shares three important elements of a well planned business owner in the time of COVID-19: a personal plan, a business plan, and a family plan.
Detra Miller


Detra Miller, head of the Minority Owner Business Initiative for M&T Bank, shares her insights on the unique experience and impact of the pandemic on minority-owned businesses.

Meghan Shue


Wilmington Trust’s Head of Investment Strategy, Meghan Shue discusses the deep economic retraction as a result of the pandemic but also some positive signals that business owners should be aware of.






Positioning your business for success

While it may seem like the last box to check, planning for the next generation of owners and managers well in advance can lead to better operational, financial, and tax outcomes. Learn about the steps involved in creating a comprehensive transition plan and why starting sooner rather than later can lead to the best results for your future and that of your business.

Resources available to you:

  • Article: Have You Created a Transition Plan for Your Business’ Future?
  • Video: Giving Up the Pilot’s Seat – Wealth Planning for Business Owners
  • Article: The Well-Planned Business Owner: A Diagnostic Checklist
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Getting the most value from your business

Having a realistic, market-based value for your business is critical in helping you plan for the future, prepare for unforeseen events, and achieve financial and lifestyle goals for you and your family. But valuing a business accurately isn’t easy, and there’s no magic formula. Business valuations can change over time, sometimes drastically. Learn about the process of valuation and its importance in helping you maximize the true value of your business.

Resources available to you:

  • Article: Do You Know the True Value of Your Business?
  • Video: How to Transact the Sale or Succession of Your Business
  • Article: Determining a Company’s Value

Transitioning your business & leaving a legacy

A good succession plan can help you reinforce the values that are important to you and your family. Access our resources to learn about important transition strategies, whether you plan to sell to an outside buyer, pass the business on to family members, or sell to employees.

Resources available to you:

  • eBook: Your Business, Your Life, Your Future: How to successfully transition your business
  • Video: Harnessing the Power of Planning
  • Article: Planning Is Vital for Family Business Owners
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The Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank Advantage
Wilmington Trust has been helping business owners design and execute transition and wealth transfer plans for more than a century. Backed by the resources of one of the nation’s leading independent commercial bank holding companies, M&T Bank, we bring an exceptional combination of experience to every relationship we serve. We offer advice, guidance, and solutions to business owners through every phase of your journey – from starting out, growing the business, and eventually transitioning it.
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