From Joe’s perspective, succession planning is the most reasonable thing he has done to help his business. As Joe says, “Like it or not, the family business is tough.” It never is “just business” when the family is involved, so it is hard to separate business and family matters. However, the process allowed the business to do much better and enhance the personal lives of the Chastang family.

Commitment to the succession process shows the next generation, key leadership, and employees how much you care and breeds respect and trust. With respect and trust, family, key leaders, and employees are in a position to listen, gain understanding, and collaborate to identify win-win strategies.


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For more insight from Joe Chastang of Chastang Ford, check out the next episode in the 10-part series:  Livelihoods Depend Upon Business Success

The Succession Planning Matrix

Many people put off succession planning because they think it means retirement, exit, and the end. However; succession planning is just the beginning. It gives the owner options in terms of what “their next” looks like, whether that be growth, philanthropy, or a new business venture. Our process focuses are addressing 10 key areas of what we call the Succession

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