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Wilmington Trust Business Owners Outlook: Power of the Pack
Our latest Business Owners Outlook survey found women in business are still facing some greater challenges than men, including a less access to networking and peer support. We are proud to partner with the Committee of 200, a highly regarded women’s executive leadership organization, to provide you with insights and advice from women business owners.



Wilmington Trust Business Owners Outlook: Power of the Pack
Our latest Business Owners Outlook survey found women in business are still facing some greater challenges than men, including a less access to networking and peer support. We are proud to partner with the Committee of 200, a highly regarded women’s executive leadership organization, to provide you with insights and advice from women business owners.



Women have less access to capital: 68% of men surveyed were able to meet funding goals for their businesses, while only 61% of women were able to meet these goals

 

Neither Women nor Men Business Owners Are Prepared for Transition

 

Networks are so important to owners—of both genders—because they help create an ecosystem of support to help businesses win. This is more relevant today than ever. Networks offer access to much more than just capital. They open doors to technology, knowledge, consulting advice, research and more.

Doris P. Meister - Head of Wealth Management

The Value of a Transition Plan


Flexibility
The earlier business owners begin planning the transition, the more options they have for gradual transfer.
Higher Valuation
A sound transition plan signals stability and security to investors, which can increase valuations.


Protection
Advance planning makes a company less vulnerable in the event of unexpected circumstances, like a death or accident.
Peace of Mind
An owner's family, employees, business partners, creditors and others can rest more easily when they know the company has a plan.


Tax Minimization
A well-crafted transition plan can reduce income, estate, and gift taxes.
The Value of a Transition Plan


Flexibility
The earlier business owners begin planning the transition, the more options they have for gradual transfer.


Higher Valuation
A sound transition plan signals stability and security to investors, which can increase valuations.


Protection
Advance planning makes a company less vulnerable in the event of unexpected circumstances, like a death or accident.


Peace of Mind
An owner's family, employees, business partners, creditors and others can rest more easily when they know the company has a plan.


Tax Minimization
A well-crafted transition plan can reduce income, estate, and gift taxes.

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