Learn from Joe Jankowski, the Managing Member of Armatus Dealer Uplift, as he takes you through the intricate succession planning process for his family business. In this video, Joe shares his triumphs, challenges, and valuable insights to inspire and guide you in your succession planning journey.

Navigating Succession Planning:

Discover Joe’s firsthand experience in overcoming apprehensions about succession planning. Learn valuable insights on simplifying the complex process into manageable steps, emphasizing the importance of a structured roadmap tailored to your family business.

Staying Focused:

Understand the pivotal role of focus in the succession planning journey. Joe discusses the significance of utilizing the right resources and expert support to stay on course, even when faced with initial uncertainties. Explore how maintaining focus, coupled with expert guidance, ensures a successful transition for your family business.

Adapting to Change:

Explore the flexibility embedded in a well-crafted succession plan. Joe delves into the art of integrating current circumstances into the plan, allowing the strategy to evolve over time. Witness the transformative power of adaptability, leading to early signs of success and a seamless transition process.

Key Ingredients for Success:

Joe highlights the need for a clear focus, a meticulously crafted plan, guidance from seasoned professionals, and strategic partnerships. Discover the importance of maintaining an open mind throughout the process, fostering a collaborative environment that ensures the longevity and prosperity of your family business.

How We Help You:

Are you struggling with navigating succession planning, staying focused amidst uncertainties, or adapting to change within your family business? Discover firsthand insights from Joe, who has successfully overcome similar challenges. From simplifying the complex process into manageable steps to emphasizing the importance of maintaining focus and adapting to evolving circumstances, Joe’s expertise can guide you towards a successful transition.

Contact us today, and let us help you with valuable insights, resources, and expert support tailored to your family business. Together, we can explore strategies to ensure the longevity and prosperity of your business. Schedule a consultation with us, and in just 30 minutes, you may gain actionable ideas to apply immediately. Don’t wait—unlock the potential of your family business with our assistance.

For more insight:

Visit the “Armatus Dealer Uplift Succession Journey” discussion page or select one of the additional episodes of the series below:


  • Joe Jankowski – Armatus Dealer Uplift: The Retail Warranty Reimbursement for parts and labor offered by Armatus provides car dealers with a unique opportunity to generate revenue without the need for investment, risk, or significant time commitment. As the largest provider of Retail Warranty Reimbursement in the country, Armatus also offers the Fixed Ops Performance Center software, a best-in-class reporting and performance management tool designed to optimize operations. This combination of services provides car dealers with a comprehensive solution for maximizing revenue and enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Client Success Stories: Family business owners from various industries share their first-hand succession planning experience.
  • 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

Click the following link for more drill-down resources on The Succession Matrix, or check out our Facebook post.

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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.