Join us for a candid and insightful conversation featuring Jeff Bannon and Greg Sisa, seasoned succession planners from The Rawls Group, and Nate Riordan, the visionary founder of West Coast Franchise Law. In this discussion, they address a critical issue faced by countless franchisees: finding a qualified next-generation successor.

Facing Realities and Challenges:

Explore the prevalent misconceptions and challenges that plague family businesses and multi-brand franchisees when passing the torch to the next generation. Gain valuable insights into overcoming these obstacles and ensuring a seamless transition.

Defining Roles and Expectations:

Dive deep into the pivotal conversation about establishing clear roles and expectations for the incoming generation. Uncover the differences between building a business from the ground up and managing an established portfolio, and learn how to bridge the gap effectively.

Franchisor Approval:

Understand the vital role of franchisor approval in the succession process. Discover how the franchisor’s criteria act as the ultimate litmus test for a successful transfer of ownership. Gain expert insights into meeting these criteria and ensuring a smooth handover.

Complexities of Business Evolution:

Acknowledge the evolving complexities of modern business management in comparison to previous generations. Explore the intricacies of overseeing larger, multifaceted operations and adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the market. Learn to navigate these complexities effectively.

Transitioning Successfully:

Uncover practical strategies to facilitate a seamless transition of ownership. Delve into the importance of stewardship, collaborative management, and nurturing the capabilities of the next generation. Gain actionable tips for ensuring a successful and sustainable transfer of your business legacy.

How We Help You:

Are you struggling with the complexities of succession planning in your family business or multi-brand franchise? Do you find it challenging to define roles, navigate franchisor approval processes, or adapt to the evolving dynamics of modern business management?

Contact us today, and let us provide you with valuable insights and resources to overcome these obstacles. Whether you’re seeking guidance on defining clear roles, meeting franchisor criteria, or facilitating a seamless transition of ownership, our experts are here to help. Schedule a consultation with us, and in just 30 minutes, gain actionable ideas to apply to your business immediately. Reach out now, and let’s work together to ensure the successful transfer of your business legacy.

For more insight:

Visit the “Multi-Unit & Multi-Brand Franchise Ownership Strategies” discussion page or select one of the additional episodes of the series below:


  • Succession Readiness Survey:  A 7-minute investment in time will put you in an informed position of opportunities many business owners overlook, impacting business value, growth, and lifestyle and ultimately achieving your vision.
  • Contact a Succession Planner: The Rawls Group can help you with insights and other resources and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas to apply to your business immediately.

Successor Preparation

NextGen leaders can feel like they are stuck between and rock and a hard spot.  Working to fulfill expectations of leadership as well as making their mark on the organization to earn respect.  Click the following links for more drill-down resources on Successor Preparation.

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We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.