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10 Considerations Every Succession Plan Must Consider

2022-10-31T16:12:01-05:00By |Succession Blog, Succession Matrix-10 Point Perspective, Succession Misconceptions, Video|

Whether gifted, bought, or developed from the ground up,  business owners put their passion to work to establish a lifestyle and opportunities for their families. Far from the entrepreneur's mind is succession planning because many believe it to be the end; when, in actuality, it provides options to create your vision. Succession planning is [...]

Transfer Daily Management & Remain in Control

2022-10-11T11:16:57-05:00By |Family Business Balance, Multi-Unit Franchising, Video|

Successful family businesses have the power to provide for many lifestyles. Owner(s) and their families, key leaders and their families, employees, and the community it serves. Many owners have the vision to transfer out of daily operations and want the business to remain under family ownership. There are many strategies [...]

Leadership: Leverage Strengths and Inspire Others

2022-10-06T20:37:50-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Agriculture, Video, Women In Leadership: Your Tribe|

This is part three of our discussion focused on What People Want from Their Leaders. We started this discussion focused on key behavior people want from their leaders in the episode titled What People Want from Their Leaders. In part two of the series, The Secrets to Harnessing Confidence and Consistency, [...]

Is a Temporary Successor Right For You?

2022-10-11T11:11:57-05:00By |Distribution & Logistics, Family Business Balance, Video|

The value of the business is directly related to the reliability of future profits. Potential buyers, banks, investors, top talent, and strategic relationships all care about the sustainability of business performance. A temporary, or as we call it, a "Contingent Successor," provides a business owner and their family a strategy [...]

Strategies for Multi-Unit Franchisees to Succeed Despite Economic Uncertainties

2022-10-11T10:49:04-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Multi-Unit Franchisee Business Strategies, Multi-Unit Franchising, Succession Blog, Video|

Even though Wall Street predicts 2022 and 2023 will have 10% growth in earnings and isn't currently anticipating any slowdown, many multi-unit franchisees have expressed concern over economic uncertainties. Talks of inflation, change in tax law, ongoing supply chain issues, and labor shortages have multi-unit franchisees wondering how or if [...]

Leadership: Secrets to Harnessing Confidence and Consistency

2022-10-06T20:36:30-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Manufacturing, Succession Blog, Video, Women In Leadership: Your Tribe|

This is part two of our discussion focused on What People Want from Their Leaders. In the last episode, What People Want From Their Leaders, we discussed four key ingredients for inspiring others: trust, flexibility, consistency, and patience. This episode immediately picks up in reinforcing how much people want to believe [...]

What People Want From Their Leaders

2022-10-06T20:32:37-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Distribution & Logistics, Video, Women In Leadership: Your Tribe|

People are worn out on untrustworthy, fickle, and insecure individuals who are disguising themselves as “leaders.” A recent meme from “somecards” says it best “You're not a Leader if nobody wants to follow you... You're just a control freak, power-tripping jerk who wants to be in charge.” For years, employers [...]

Balancing Seasonal and Political Uncertainties in the Energy Business

2022-08-31T16:35:01-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Create Control Over Your Energy Business, Energy, Succession Blog, Video|

Seasonality, inflation, politics, people, and technology are a few headwinds impacting fuel dealers, wholesalers, and service contractors in the energy space.  We are often asked, "How can we create predictable revenues in an industry influenced by so many outside "threats?" In this episode, Doug Woosnam, a Consultant with Cetane Associates, [...]

Next Gen: Empire Builders Vs. Caretakers

2022-08-23T16:03:57-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Successfully integrating family into the business, whether as an employee, manager, or one-day successor, requires having a plan. Next-Gen business owners may need to invest their entire net-worth back into the business to compete with the larger consolidators. This means being less a caretaker of the business as generations past, [...]

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