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Articles tagged: Succession Planning

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How to Create a Family Business Charter

Successful family businesses often create a Family Charter or Family Business Constitution—a written agreement to guide decisions on boards, succession, hiring and more.

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Not Making Business Decisions = Making Bad Business Decisions

When Werner Co. faces growing pains, its president avoids making business decisions that could jeopardize the company—but his inaction is still a decision.

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Small Business Transitions: Semi Retirement for Entrepreneurs

Before small business owner Jan can improve her life and work balance and enter semi retirement, she must prepare her business to run independently.

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How to Find the Right Business Buyer for Your Company

What kind of business buyer should you approach to sell your business? Find out where to meet financial, strategic and operator buyers.

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How Family Business Succession Planning Becomes Succession Implementation

Family business succession planning requires discussions about ownership, leadership, payment and other issues to smoothly transition from Gen 1 to Gen 2. 

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Planning and Staging a Company for Transition

Are you planning to sell your business or otherwise transition its leadership? Here’s how to plan and stage your company for transitioning at maximum value.

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Protect Your Family Business with Smart Succession Planning

Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities for Smooth Transitions In family business, a succession plan guarantees continuity. It ensures a smooth transition of leadership so that the business can carry on. Where no succession plan exists, the risk of turbulence and conflict is high. Creating a succession plan is a fairly straightforward but necessary task. It details […]

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Business Transition and Exit Planning: Welcome to the Jungle!

BTEP: Where Should You Start? You are a business owner. You have worked hard, possibly for decades, building your business. You are smart, and the business has been successful, but it is time to move on.  Perhaps you want to retire; maybe you want to try your hand at something new. Regardless of the reason, […]

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The Importance of Succession Planning for a Thriving Family Business

Succession Planning Means Looking Beyond the Second Generation Most family businesses don’t make it beyond the second generation. Even fewer reach the third generation of ownership. Why is that? As much as one generation would like to hand the business off to a next-generation family member, the following critical questions are often not adequately considered: […]

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