Kendall Rawls

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

2019-11-15T12:34:13-06:00By |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 they [...]

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

2019-11-15T12:30:44-06:00By |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 of [...]

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

2019-11-15T12:29:57-06:00By |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 growing, [...]

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

2019-11-15T12:08:18-06:00By |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 to [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – 3 Ways To Build A Culture Where You Can Occasionally Take A Break

2019-11-15T12:07:13-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

Do you ever have the feeling you can’t step away, even for a vacation, due to fear the work won’t get done or done right if you aren’t there?  Too often, we hear business owners say the only way things can run smoothly is if they are present. Where some business owners take pride in [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Consider The Unknown And Have A Plan For The Future

2019-11-15T10:58:59-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In “Consider the Unknown and Have A Plan for The Future”, Kendall Rawls shares that succession planning isn’t instinctively associated with growth. Rather, it is associated more closely with planning for an end. It is easy to back-burner conversations and planning around succession because to be quite frank, it has received a bad rap. Perhaps [...]

As Seen in Automotive Buy Sell Report – Whether buying, selling or simply optimizing operations, these are key considerations

2019-11-15T10:59:36-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In “Whether buying, selling or simply optimizing operations,” Kendall Rawls shares that the changing landscape of the auto industry combined with the gap in leadership is increasing the complexities of an already complicated business. With this comes many questions for dealers concerning remaining competitive and profitable as well as the question of succession. Better to [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Proper Planning and Adaptation will be Critical for Franchisees in 2019

2019-01-11T15:00:53-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , |

At the close of 2018 Bloomberg reported in the article, "American Chain Restaurants Had a Tough Year and 2019 Looks Worse," that chain restaurants in the US could be facing a tough year ahead. This is a continuation of a weaker 2018 with franchise restaurants seeing slower customer traffic, giants like Starbucks closing down locations, [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – The End of the Year is the Time to Plan for the Future

2018-12-17T18:00:53-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , |

Another year draws to a close and we are coming to the end of the year with both optimism and some confusion. The Dow Jones and NASDAQ have been doing a careful dance, unemployment rates continue to be low, the job market is tight, and according to the National Retail Federation, Thanksgiving Weekend multichannel shopping [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Family Around the Holidays

2018-12-07T18:00:53-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

The holidays are upon us and for many multi-unit franchisee owners, family and friends are not only top of mind as it relates to gathering and celebrating the season but are also part of the workplace family. This time of year, sensitivities are heightened around how family and friends get along and this can impact [...]