Kendall Rawls

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As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Business Performance Is A Key Factor for Succession Success

2020-02-19T13:47:05-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Establishing the value in your business involves more than looking at money and profits. You need to be mindful of your competition. One tool we use when working with franchise owners is our Business Performance Checklist. In order to ensure you are focused on building value in your business and protecting that into the [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – 5 Key Questions To Determine If You Are Moving In The Right Direction

2020-02-05T13:48:06-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

In order to ensure you are moving your business in the right direction, with respect to your personal motivation and perspective, answer these five key questions: Do you feel a responsibility to take care of those who depend on your business? What impact do you want to have on your employees and your community? [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – 9 Areas That Build Value in Your Dealership

2020-01-21T13:36:31-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The new year brings change, and with change comes uncertainties – often leading to fear, anxiety, and worry of the unknown. If there is one thing that is for sure, change is imminent. It is the one constant on which we can count.  It can get so complex that dealers either don’t engage in [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Happy and Harmonious Holidays – are Possible!

2020-01-21T11:47:51-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

All successful relationships are built on the foundation of strong communication – it is the glue that holds it all together. When communication starts to breakdown, or perhaps you are not sure if it already has, there are two key indicators: Avoiding Conflict Engaging in Conflict When family and business get to this point, [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – 3 Questions To Ask Growth And Building Value In Your Business

2020-01-06T14:27:23-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Before you make that next deal, or as you start and/or continue with your growth plan, you should ask yourself a few vital questions surrounding growth and building value: Do I have synergy among my management team and leadership? Teamwork and management synergy is imperative to business succession simply because you as the franchise [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Building Value In Your Business While Also Planning For The Unexpected

2019-12-23T12:36:42-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

There always seems to be confusion around defining business strategy when it comes to the term succession planning. Unfortunately, multi-unit franchise owners are not alone in being critics thinking succession planning is not something needed until retirement draws closer. Often what creates this muddied misconception are emotions which tend to lead owners to think [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Succession Planning Is More Than Your Estate And Exit Plans

2019-12-23T12:16:30-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When starting out, business owners are not looking at the end game. Much less is there thought of engaging in succession planning. After all, isn't succession planning for when the end in near? That is where most business owners make their mistake, thinking succession is only about exit strategy, estate planning and retirement.  And [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Building A Culture That Retains Key Talent

2019-11-18T15:04:48-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Culture is critical in recruiting and retaining top talent. Part of building a winning culture is ensuring you are hiring the right people. The stronger your team of people, the more efficient your operations will run and the more likely you will have a bench to groom future managers and leaders. How does all [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Due Diligence Includes Company Culture

2019-11-26T13:45:19-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Just as important as financial due diligence is cultural due diligence when acquiring new businesses on your path to growth. That is intentionally comparing cultures, mission, and goals to determine if they are in alignment with your existing company culture. As we all know, the people and the customers are what keep the business [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Are You Prepared For The Unexpected?

2019-11-19T07:41:16-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

We never want to consider the loss of a family member, much less anything happening to us as a business owner.  Unfortunately, when the unexpected happens, and the proper planning has not been done, the family and the business are left scrambling.  Even though everything may seem like it’s going well now, it’s imperative [...]