David Weaver

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So far David Weaver has created 14 blog entries.

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Plan Now for the Other Side of the Pandemic

2020-06-17T10:19:36-05:00By |Succession Blog|

As we begin to see the first signs of the economy opening from the global pandemic meltdown of the last few months, it makes sense to look at your business through a different lens. Now is the time to plan for the other side. If you wish to come out of this pandemic with [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Feeling Family Pressure? How to Overcome Mismatched Expectations

2020-06-12T12:29:11-05:00By |Succession Blog|

In working with families to help understand perceived issues, one of the first steps I take is to determine if they are on the same page. Do they value and want the same things for the family and the business? If not, there is a disconnect and more of a challenge in matching expectations. [...]

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

2019-12-23T12:32:19-06:00By |Succession Blog|

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 [...]

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

2019-12-23T11:58:16-06:00By |Succession Blog|

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 each other's outcome. Each of these can be broken down into 10 interdependent subsets. Based on your unique business scenario and your perspective [...]

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

2019-12-28T13:14:34-06:00By |Succession Blog|

We often hear the term 'planning with the end in mind' yet in business, we rarely know what 'the end' really means. Since most business owners do not know if or when they want to cut back or exit, they never start planning for that event. Planning for your exit and/or succession will help [...]

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

2019-12-23T11:43:59-06:00By |Succession Blog|

The only constant that one can plan for is change. With long-term planning, we recognize there will always be some elements that are out of our control; the economy – both local and national, interest rates, manufacturer’s products, and program requirements, and competition, just to name a few. Yet there are many issues facing [...]

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

2019-12-03T11:46:05-06:00By |Succession Blog|

Culture has become a critical part of ensuring long-term success of your business.  The growing generational gap and increase in number of nextgen leaders coming is forcing business owners to really look at their culture and make change.  Before making any kind of change, you first have to understand (and embrace) what is important [...]

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

2019-12-28T12:27:09-06:00By |Succession Blog|

Employee retention is one of the largest problems for business owners to solve and overcome. In addition, finding good candidates is harder than ever before.  Whether the issues relate to a good economy, low unemployment rate, or simply just a lack of talent coming into certain fields, the challenge is real.  Add in the [...]

Planning for the Predictable, Probable, and Possible

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

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

2015-10-05T13:00:00-05:00By |Succession Blog|

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 [...]