David Weaver

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So far David Weaver has created 12 blog entries.

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Dealing With Dysfunctional Behavior In The Family Business

2019-11-15T12:39:47-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

Differences between siblings, cousins, in-laws, or between parent and child can be devastating to family relationships and the business. It may begin with some small incident that escalates or a series of decisions that never gets resolved due to differences in perspective or opinion but regardless of the trigger, it can lead to devastating results [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Determining Value Is More Important Than Operational Efficiency

2019-11-15T12:04:36-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In, "Determining Value Is More Than Operational Efficiency," David Weaver discusses how succession planning builds value via addressing the factors of the Succession Matrix®. Succession planning covers a broad range of subjects which may be broadly categorized by legal, financial, and people. Each of these many facets of succession are intimately woven together, interdependent upon [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – How Do You Know When It’s ‘The End’?

2019-11-15T12:01:42-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We often hear the term 'planning with the end in mind' yet in business, we rarely know what 'the end' really means. Does it mean selling out to another franchisee, investment group or a management buyout? Are there family members involved (or potentially involved) in the business who may be capable of taking over? [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Automotive Manufacturers New Direction Affects Long-Term Dealer Planning

2019-11-15T11:59:23-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

In “Automotive Manufacturers New Direction Affects Long-Term Dealer Planning” David Weaver shares a recent experience with a successor who shared concern about becoming an owner of a business in an industry impacted by so much change and uncertainty right now, the car business. The moral of  David's story and the guidance he provided the successor, [...]

As Seen in Automotive Buy Sell Report – Making your dealership’s work culture Millennial-friendly

2019-01-16T16:00:53-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

In our Part I installment of Mining for Millennials, we talked about the characteristics and expectations of the millennial generation. Those included focus on self, a work ethic that supports their lifestyle not the work itself, and a general feeling of entitlement along with anxiety from unmet expectations. So how do you embrace this generation [...]

As Seen in Automotive Buy Sell Report – Some tips for understanding millennial’s attitude towards work

2018-12-19T16:00:53-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

In the last two years, we have seen a significant amount of change. New legislation, tax reform, a bolstering economy and so much more have impacted the business environment. The one thing with change is that it is constant. Knowing this, are you prepared for the future and what change is going to occur? A [...]

Planning for the Predictable, Probable, and Possible

2015-12-10T14:00:00-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was widely ridiculed for his “what we do not know” response during a 2002 Department of Defense news briefing. In part, Rumsfeld said about threat assessments, ‘As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is [...]

The Culture of People

2015-10-05T13:00:00-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , |

I admit it. I’m an Apple junkie. Our family has iPhones, MacBooks, an iMac, Apple TV, and several iPads (I bought my 84-year old computer-less mother-in-law one last Christmas and had to increase my data plan just to accommodate her web surfing!). I will not, however, be sporting an Apple Watch since I don’t wear [...]

Just Give Up

2015-08-12T09:00:00-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: |

If I were to place one image here, a ‘swoosh’ that looks something like a happy go lucky check-mark, you would instantly recognize it – the Nike logo. You would also call to mind their slogan, ‘Just Do It.’ My interpretation of that slogan is that they are calling us to just get started, get [...]

Preparing Family Members to Take Over – As Seen On Automotive Buy Sell Report

2015-03-06T09:00:00-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Succession planning is a hot topic in the automotive industry and has been one frequently discussed in the pages of Automotive Buy Sell Report. Recent articles by Don Ray and Robert Bass have specifically focused on successor identification and development, and how, in the absence of a qualified successor or the lack of management bench [...]