Cruising Towards Your Vision
Endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we work with boat dealers building value and sustainability in dealerships nationwide. We are experts in the complex and understand the unique challenges facing boat dealers. The future success of the business is tied directly to the volatility and/or strength of the macro environment. Work with us to help you navigate unchartered waters and set the course for success, no matter what storm might hit.
Whether you are looking to grow your business, transition to family or sell to a third party, our meticulous attention to the probable, possible, potential details allow you to prepare and avoid any looming marine retails succession planning issues impacting your goals.
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.
Family Business: Avoiding the Kicked Hornets Nest
A hornets’ nest or even a beehive from afar appears to buzz with activity. It’s quite interesting to watch nature in action, which ironically is very similar to families and working in a family business. There are roles each individual plays and a set of standard operating procedures that allow [...]
Art of Agreements: Relationships, Collaboration & Getting Things Done
Meeting new people and building relationships requires some sort of next step. Whether that be a follow-up phone call, checking in on a friend, setting a meeting, or advocating for yourself. As we navigate life we are entering into simple agreements such as RSVPing for a friend's party AND showing [...]
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 [...]
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.