Succession Podcast

Advancing Your Business, People and Legacy Conversation Series

Welcome to our podcast focused on all things impacting growth, value and the sustainability of privately held businesses.  Contact kendall@rawlsgroup.com if you would like to submit a topic for discussion, questions about the podcast or have question about your succession planning environment.

Episode 11: What can you do to protect your multiples and values during times of transition?

2020-07-16T20:28:59-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

Key to protecting the value of the business, is a leader who is an agent of change. Listen in to hear Tom Olney, from OWL Automotive Consultants provide insight into what that means. As you listen to this episode you will walk away with key take a-ways and will realize you [...]

Episode 10: What should dealers do right now to protect their business?

2020-07-16T20:33:09-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

Financial and operational controls remain essential for protecting your business. With COVID-19 forcing employees to work from home, away from technological fire walls and additional means for digital security, many are finding additional vulnerabilities to spoofs and hacks. Invest time and money in educating and training your people so they [...]

Episode 9: What is the best way to make decisions in uncertain times?

2020-07-16T20:33:41-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

In difficult times, all we want is more control. But, finding control can feel like a fleeting dream. You figure out inventory, but then mother nature comes for a visit. Jean Venant shares a trick for gain more control - "LEVERAGE" As you listen to this episode you will walk away [...]

Episode 8: How do you re-calibrate corporate culture if consumer behavior changes long-term?

2020-07-16T20:34:11-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

Intentional culture is developed from the top down. As leader's it is critical we recognize the changes impacting the marketplace and our organization and make it a priority to discuss and address them head on. There are many tactics and strategies to be learned from other retail industries that can [...]

Episode 7: How can dealers be more pro-active if something unforeseen happens again?

2020-10-28T09:49:26-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

Running a business is risky, which means to take back control its critical to be intentional. Lean on your leadership team and the unique skills sets and expertise they bring to group discussion. Focus on the purpose of your business and the thinks that make it work. As you listen [...]

Episode 6: As a leader what do we need to change in times of stress/transition?

2020-07-16T20:35:24-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

Business fundamentals have not changed, but COVID-19 has brought with it a change in how leaders interact with employees. Given the new concerns employees are bringing with them to work - are they safe - will they have a job tomorrow - is their family safe and so on, our [...]

Episode 5: What can dealers do to address decrease in profits when sales volume has not suffered?

2020-07-16T20:35:53-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

At the heart of your business lies your culture. When people feel defeated or stressed; motivation to go above and beyond is less likely. During times of transition, like COVID-19, pour your heart into your culture. Re-calibrate the message from we will survive to we will thrive. Enthusiasm and an [...]

Episode 11: What is one key thing to start doing to recruit AND retain key talent?

2020-07-16T20:44:11-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Succession Podcast, Turnover: Causes And How to Increase Retention|

Human beings change, however human nature remains constant. One key thing an organization can start doing immediately is to ensure they have defined development opportunities in place for their people. This includes having strong practices and processes in place to ensure key talent has the tools and support needed to [...]

Episode 4: How are these strange times impacting dealer inventories?

2020-07-16T20:36:24-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

The supply chain is one of the many nuances impacted by COVID-19. As such, dealers need to be focused on inventory and pipeline as it impacts the ability to drive sales. Customers are shopping lower payments. Where some dealers are reporting lower numbers, many dealers are either hitting or selling [...]

Episode 3: Regarding PPP, how do you process payroll?

2020-07-16T20:36:56-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, COVID 19: The Path Forward, Operational Excellence & Business Performance, Succession Podcast|

The rules keep changing for processing PPP. Jean Venant shares some nuances and your best bet is to stay in close contact with your CPA. As you listen to this episode you will walk away with key take a-ways and will realize you will want more. Click to visit the “Operational Excellence [...]

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