Energy Succession Planning- Fueling Business Succession Strategies
The oil, propane, gas, HVAC, and renewable energy industries have deep family-business roots. Families are diverse; whether you are blood-related or two or more people working together for reasons other than money, the bonds are strong in energy-focused business. We are experts in the complexities inherent with energy succession planning decisions and developing succession planning strategies, so your business is flexible and agile to respond to the constant environment of change.
Not to be confused with exit planning, succession planning provides solutions to overcome the possible, probable, and potential issues that impact your vision. Succession planning transforms your vision into reality, whereas exit planning ONLY considers the process of you leaving the business through sale or transfer. Business growth, developing next-generation leaders, treating family fairly, overcoming generational conflict, and transforming your business to meet customers’ changing preferences and economic pressures are a few of the common issues we partner with our clients to succeed.
We advise business owners on the 10 interdependent Succession Matrix® perspectives to position your business for growth, sell to a third party, or transition to the next generation. We leverage our more than 45 years of experience to provide clarity and a strong path forward when it comes to your energy succession planning.
Business ownership by nature is risky; succession planning, however, creates strategies and structure to put you in control. Our team of experienced energy succession planning specialists are here to make your family business succession a breeze. So what happens when you decide to take the next step towards the future you imagine…now?
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The Succession Planning Matrix
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 Matrix.
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