Your Growth Roadmap

2021-11-19T12:40:17-06:00By |Energy, Succession Blog|

Buy-Sell activity across a diversity of industries is high, providing opportunities to owners who want to grow. Why is this so exciting for succession planners? Well, business growth is one of the core foundations for succession. Success is the heart of succession, and growth is generally needed to succeed through multiple generations.  If a [...]

Strategies to Build Value in Your Oil, Heating & Propane Business

2021-10-29T16:38:59-05:00By |Energy, Succession Blog|

The heating oil and propane gas industry is experiencing times that they have never seen. The pandemic creates an “essential” industry where workers are on the frontlines. Consolidation takes place at a record pace and finding and keeping talent is one of the most difficult areas of management from an operational perspective. A lack [...]

Oil and Energy Online: Diversification for the Next Generation

2021-11-18T12:42:01-06:00By |Energy, Succession Blog|

Oil and Energy Online recently featured Kendall Rawls in “Diversification for the Next Generation” alongside Steve Abbate with Cetane Associates and Aimee (LaBrake) Allen with Degree Days Consulting. Like many other industries, retail heating oil and propane gas marketers are experiencing rapid change.  Consolidation, political, and environmental pressures, as well as “what employees want” [...]

5 Winning Recruiting Strategies

2021-10-12T16:02:20-05:00By |Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Distribution & Logistics, Energy, Manufacturing, Multi-Unit Franchising, Professional Services|

When times are going well, recruiting, and retaining talent is challenging. When times are going great amidst a pandemic, it has become downright almost impossible.  Business owners are facing talent shortages like never.  The competition is across industries, local and state borders.  The transition to flexible and remote work environments are enticing workers to [...]

How Do I Manage Negative Emotions of Others When I am Supposed to Encourage and Lead?

2021-09-21T15:22:37-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

The most important thing to recognize when dealing with any negative emotions, whether it is your own or those of your team, is that we are all human. We all deal with the unknown in different ways, but for certain we all carry anxiety and stress. It is important as [...]

How do I protect my business if I, as the owner gets the virus or one or more of my key people?

2021-09-22T08:46:22-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

Business contingency planning is essential for ongoing business success. For business continuity, the key leadership must put processes and structure in place that if they are not around, or if something unexpected happens, the business still survives. Unfortunately, if this is not in place, the business value can be dramatically [...]

How do you best support employees at different stages of stress and potentially grief?

2021-09-22T08:14:28-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Burning Questions, Energy, Video|

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, it is important to recognize that your employees have been on a roller coaster of emotions for a long period of time. You may already be doing it, but providing support to your people is critical to help them navigate stress and even [...]

How to Create Family Business Policies

2021-11-03T17:38:48-05:00By |Energy, Succession Blog|

In developing family policies, I used to think it was the documented policies that made the difference in preventing future conflicts. But, I have come to believe that it is not the policies themselves that promote family harmony. Rather, it is the process of developing the policies that really make the difference. Family businesses [...]

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