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Registrations open for 'Fundamentals of Succession and Estate Planning for Business Owners' in Spokane and Olympia



The goal of succession planning is to help you identify, plan for, and achieve your personal, business, and financial goals while transitioning out of your business. For most people, exiting their business is a once in a lifetime event. It can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be scary, frustrating, and even painful. By using a well-structured succession planning process, you can attain your goals and maximize the opportunity for you and your family.

Integrity Financial Corporation’s Kristofer Gray, CFP, and Paul Hajek will lead “The Fundamentals of Succession and Estate Planning for Business Owners” on June 16 in Spokane and July 7 in Olympia.

They will review the landscape of options and describe how to develop a thoughtful process to address all issues surrounding the most important phase of your business life – the phase where you cannot afford to make any mistakes. Their process will maximize the value of the business, minimize the tax burden of the transition, and help you create the legacy you desire.

Register online for the June 16 seminar in Spokane and the July 7 seminar in Olympia.

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