The bottom line answer is YES, because succession planning builds business value. Prospective buyers, banks, Wall Street and estate tax auditors all recognize that business value is dependent upon the predictability that the earnings will continue after a transfer of ownership occurs, whether by sale, gift or estate bequest. These same parties also understand that value is not all about today’s earnings. Any improvement you can make in the 10 different perspectives of the Succession Matrix® will build value in your business. Ultimately, the work you do in building a foundation today for the success of tomorrow, builds value and will put more cash in your pocket when you sell the business.