Business Structuring and Business Agreements

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Franchise Business Partnerships – Evil King or Hand-Cuffed President?

2020-04-02T12:44:14-05:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Evil King vs. the Hand-Cuffed President - who do you want to be? Our experience has demonstrated that the best way to position yourself and your successor is somewhere in the middle. Certainly, no one wants to run a business without the autonomy to make critical operational decisions. Creating a lasting business structure [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Business Structuring – 5 Steps to Help You Protect Profit and Performance

2020-03-12T09:12:19-05:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , |

Business structures and agreements have a huge influence on taxation, ownership control, transfer on gifts and estates, and shareholder access to cash flow. A critical component of the interdependent areas of the Succession Matrix®, business structures also protect owners by helping to achieve desired outcomes with any partners, involved family, and key managers. To get [...]

As Seen in Digital Dealer – 9 Areas That Build Value in Your Dealership

2020-01-21T13:36:31-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The new year brings change, and with change comes uncertainties – often leading to fear, anxiety, and worry of the unknown. If there is one thing that is for sure, change is imminent. It is the one constant on which we can count.  It can get so complex that dealers either don’t engage in [...]

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 Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Succession Planning Is More Than Your Estate And Exit Plans

2019-12-23T12:16:30-06:00By |Categories: Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When starting out, business owners are not looking at the end game. Much less is there thought of engaging in succession planning. After all, isn't succession planning for when the end in near? That is where most business owners make their mistake, thinking succession is only about exit strategy, estate planning and retirement.  And [...]

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 [...]