Automotive Industry

Dan Iosue Presenting at the NCADA December Forum: Culture is Critical

2019-12-03T14:11:31-06:00By |Tags: , |

Join Dan Iosue at North Carolina's Automobile Dealers Association December Forum on December 10th: Sign up here Workshop Summary: The cost of losing key employees is more than just dollars and cents.  When they leave they take with them costly and irreplaceable tangibles.  History, knowledge, and expertise, all of which are very hard to replace.  [...]

As Seen in Automotive News – We’re built for this – How a California dealership group keeps business in the family

2019-11-18T14:56:07-06:00By |Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“We are built for this” highlights the story of how two people with vastly different personalities and business beliefs found common ground to grow and successfully transition the business from gen 1 to gen 2. Hugh Roberts, Jeff Bannon, Howard and Susan Drake discuss different strategies implemented key to their success and what they [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Evolution Revolution: A Word to Successors

2019-11-26T14:00:10-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

It’s easy for Nextgen leaders to get involved and make swift changes. The path to change can appear so clear, but many potholes are lurking in the shadows.  Loyd Rawls and Dr. Merlot (Loyd’s alter ego) share a real life story about a Next Gen leader dealing with the balance of evolution versus revolution in [...]

Defining Succession

2019-11-15T12:29:01-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please forgive us for being academic, but in order to fully understand business succession, we are going to define a few terms. First, an often confused first cousin, business continuity or exit planning: As the term describes, business continuity is the continued existence of a business, as in the business continues.  An exit planning [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #5 A Succession Plan Isn’t Needed if I plan to Sell

2019-11-15T12:25:46-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception #5 - A Succession Plan Isn't Needed If I Plan to Sell A common misconception is the thought that plans to sell your business negate the need for succession planning. Unfortunately, this thought process couldn't be more wrong, and has a direct impact on the amount of cash you’ll have in your pocket [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #4 I’m Too Young to Think About Succession Planning

2019-11-15T12:23:39-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception #4 - I'm Too Young to Think About Succession Planning Translation: “I am bulletproof and have no intention of dying prematurely; I am not interested in enhancing business productivity, profitability and teamwork; the business is all about me; and I am not interested in protecting the value of my business and the welfare [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #3 Succession Planning and Business Growth Aren’t Related

2019-11-15T12:20:00-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception #3 - Succession Planning and Business Growth Aren't Related Succession planning is not about you leaving the business; it’s about building a foundation of success today that will set the course for future generations. Your organization may be in 'growth mode' so you’ve put succession planning on the back burner. But growth without [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #2 Succession Means Retirement Planning

2019-11-26T13:39:31-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception #2 – Succession Planning Means Retirement Planning Succession planning often fuels a myriad of emotions. “No one is gonna push me out!” “Succession, that’s all about retirement, and I’m not going anywhere anytime soon!” “I like control; I’m not giving it up!” While all of these are valid emotions [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #1 I’m All Taken Care Of

2019-11-26T13:38:36-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Misconception # 1- “I’m All Taken Care Of “I have it all done.” “My estate and exit strategy are in order.” “My attorney and CPA have me covered.” These are beliefs are commonly expressed by many business owners. While there may be confidence and truth behind these statements, what the [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – Automotive Manufacturers New Direction Affects Long-Term Dealer Planning

2019-11-19T07:54:04-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

In “Automotive Manufacturers New Direction Affects Long-Term Dealer Planning” David Weaver shares a recent experience with a successor who shared concern about becoming an owner of a business in an industry impacted by so much change and uncertainty right now, the car business. The moral of  David's story and the guidance he provided the [...]