A common theme emerged from this group of experts as we discussed how leaders can make decisions in uncertain times. Simply, decision-making should be the same as certain times. The real difference when the unknown hits are how leaders respond and what pace they respond and not necessarily in the decision-making itself. That said, uncertainty can bring with it anxiety and additional “problems” to solve, so you should ensure you are strategically engaged in effective decision-making processes with your leadership team during certain and uncertain times

Thank you to Crystal Faulkner a Partner with MCM CPA and Advisors, Erich Durlacher a Partner with Burr & Forman, Brian Hood with Legacy Financial Group, and our very own succession planner Dan Schneider for sharing your expert insight.

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  • Adjusting to the new normal for industries that rely on customer interactions
  • Messaging for business owners / leaders to share with their people in times of crisis
  • Navigating the path when some family want to work in the business & others pursue other careers
  • Addressing uncomfortable subjects that are more difficult during crisis as opposed to normal times
  • Strategies for helping a son and daughter to learn how to work together
  • Navigating business transitions when the next gen is not interested in the family business
  • Proactive strategies to position the business for the “unknown”
  • Communication tactics ease employee’s anxiety and worry
  • Managing emotions of others and self in times of stress
  • Strategies to increase sales to cover costs and create more points of revenue

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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.family-business-succession-planning

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