dr-merlot-family-business-succession-consultant-the-rawls-groupAs we enter into Spring, comes with it, CONVENTION SEASON for my friends at The Rawls Group. I am thankful that I do not have get involved  in any of the planning, but do enjoy participating in the “fruits of their labor.”

For example, I am looking forward to some free wine and fun fellowship at some of the events they have planned at NADA 2018 and MUFC 2018 – both taking place in the Sin City, Las Vegas. Who knows, I might even get the chance to beat a few of them at golf!

What better city to spend time in, with a bunch of great folks? I will be at the NADA March 22nd – 25th. I will be rubbing elbows at The Rawls Group Annual Wine Tasting Event on March 22nd. Then on the show floor in our booth #4832C I will be hanging with Women In Automotive for their Happy Hour on the 23rd and picking Glenn Mercer’s brain about the future of the industry on March 24th.

If that is not enough, I’ll get a couple days rest (that I will need after all that drinking and socializing!) and will be back in Las Vegas for the MUFC 2018 (The Multi Unit Franchising Conference). I will be in the audience for The Rawls Group panel, “Preparing for Next Generation Franchisees” and then to close out my roadshow, I will be at another wine tasting event, before hitting the red-eye home.

If you are going to be at either show, let’s get together for a drink (I know a couple of places we can crash). Email me at drmerlot@rawlsgroup.com.

Dealing with complex business, family, generational, recruitment or growth questions? Ask Dr. Merlot: drmerlot@rawlsgroup.com


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The Succession 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 Matrix.

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