Dive into the intricate world of multi-brand franchise ownership, family businesses, and succession planning in this enlightening discussion. Join Jeff Bannon and Greg Sisa, experienced succession planners from The Rawls Group, alongside Nate Riordan, the founder of West Coast Franchise Law. Together, they unravel the complexities of managing diverse brands and achieving organizational harmony tailored to franchisor requirements.

Ownership and Management Strategies:

Explore innovative approaches tailored for multi-brand franchisees. Uncover effective methods for handling diverse brands and establishing cohesive organizational structures that align seamlessly with franchisor requirements.

Building a Robust Organizational Structure:

Learn the art of resource optimization. Discover how to build a strong organizational structure that strikes the perfect balance between fulfilling franchisor demands, enhancing overall business performance, and incentivizing top talent efficiently.

Succession Bridge and Global Business Insight:

Delve into the concept of a “succession bridge” and its pivotal role in organizational dynamics. Understand the significance of individuals capable of comprehending the entire organization. Explore formalizing this bridge through strategies like management company ownership and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

Empowering Key Individuals:

Gain valuable insights into empowering key individuals within your organization. Explore creative avenues, such as management agreements, to recognize and reward invaluable team members without directly tying them to specific franchise operations.

Strategic Growth Aligned with Vision:

Uncover the secrets to aligning your growth strategy with a crystal-clear vision. Learn the importance of involving key individuals who grasp the organization’s purpose, direction, and franchise relationships. Discover how their insights can shape a successful growth plan.

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.

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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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.