Professional Services Succession Planning- Turning Your Ideas Into Reality
Professional services business owners have a unique challenge. You are not in the widget business, you are selling proprietary knowledge, experience, expertise, and creating exceptional client experiences. As expert professional services succession planning advisors, we are in the service business too and we appreciate and understand first-hand the complexities of staying ahead of the competition. The foundation of our business is built on ensuring strategies are in place to protect our client’s businesses and families from unknown scenarios. Plan for your future with experts who know how to protect your business from the unknowns, while also helping you build strategies for multi-generational longevity.
Whether you are looking to grow your business and/or looking towards business transition, for the past 45+ years our meticulous attention to the probable, possible, potential details allow you to prepare and avoid any looming issue impacting your goals. We advise business owners on the 10 interdependent Succession Matrix® perspectives, to position your business for growth, to sell to a third party, or transition to the next generation.
What happens when you decide to take the next step towards the future you imagine…now? Business ownership by nature is risky; succession planning however creates strategies and structure to put you in control.
Building Supportive Habits, Beliefs and Behaviors
This is part three of our discussion focused on Ownership and Accountability. We started this discussion focused on the impact we can have when we take ownership of our attitude and how we choose to show up in the episode titled Ownership & Accountability. In part two of the series, [...]
When Is It Time for Me to Give Up Control of My Business?
Kendall Rawls is filling in for Dr. Merlot to answer questions he has received from family business owners across the country. Before we get started, you may be wondering who is this Dr. Merlot Dude? The Doc is the straight-talking alter ego of Loyd Rawls, who is the founder of The [...]
Lead Like a Girl
Our discussion focuses on a recent article authored by Nancy D O'Reilly titled “Lead Like a Girl.” published on franchising.com' website In the article, Nancy shares “Women already have the raw material we need to become successful leaders. We just need to shift our attitudes and master the best practices to [...]
Looking To Grow? Turning Your Vision Into Reality
What better way to celebrate succession planning than to talk about growth in the business? You, as a business owner, are in a power position. With action, you can create control over your future. Growth, success, and succession are team sport. Welcome to the kick-off episode of The Rawls Group’s [...]
5 Winning Recruiting Strategies
When times are going well, recruiting, and retaining talent is challenging. When times are going great amidst a pandemic, it has become downright almost impossible. Business owners are facing talent shortages like never. The competition is across industries, local and state borders. The transition to flexible and remote work environments are enticing workers to [...]
Acquisition and Business Succession: Why You Must Have a Growth Mindset
Business Growth is one of the core foundations for succession planning. Although it is assumed succession planning is only about exiting or retiring from the business, it is in reality planning that provides solutions to overcome the possible, probable, and potential issues that impact your vision. We celebrate succession planning [...]
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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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.