Strategic Planning

How to Protect and Grow Your Business During Economic Uncertainty

2022-11-10T14:01:55-06:00By |Multi-Unit Franchising, Succession Blog|

The pandemic impacted us all, causing some to reap the benefits and others to be shut down. And our fickle economy is causing many multi-unit franchisees to wonder what the best strategy is to thrive through next year. As the world evolves and changes, basic principles, such as processes, procedures, marketing, talent, attractive culture, [...]

How to Future Proof Your Oil, Gas and Energy Business

2022-11-15T09:48:46-06:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Energy, Succession Blog|

Propane marketers, oil, gas, and "energy" business owners manage daily changes affecting their business's short and long-term goals. While there's no way to control what goes on in the world, there is a way to plan and keep your business stable despite family, political, economic, or business challenges. Doug Woosnam, a Consultant with Cetane [...]

What 3 Things Dealers Must Consider for the Future

2022-10-17T13:42:16-05:00By |Automotive, Succession Blog|

There are countless strategies for achieving your personal and business vision. Whether it is a family-operated business integrating family into leadership/ownership positions, keeping the business as a family asset but delegating operations, or selling to a third party, the key is to determine the right strategies specific to your unique goals. Like most car dealers, [...]

How to Adjust Business Strategies to Prepare for Recession

2022-11-14T15:43:22-06:00By |Multi-Unit Franchising, Succession Blog|

As succession planners, we are frequently asked by multi-unit franchisees how to prepare for change and transition. On top of the mind of many multi-unit franchisees is an impending recession and talent shortages which requires adjustments to their growth strategies. Preparing your business for future change depends on whether you are in a mental, [...]

Strategies for Multi-Unit Franchisees to Succeed Despite Economic Uncertainties

2022-10-11T10:49:04-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Multi-Unit Franchisee Business Strategies, Multi-Unit Franchising, Succession Blog, Video|

Even though Wall Street predicts 2022 and 2023 will have 10% growth in earnings and isn't currently anticipating any slowdown, many multi-unit franchisees have expressed concern over economic uncertainties. Talks of inflation, change in tax law, ongoing supply chain issues, and labor shortages have multi-unit franchisees wondering how or if [...]

Balancing Seasonal and Political Uncertainties in the Energy Business

2022-08-31T16:35:01-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Create Control Over Your Energy Business, Energy, Succession Blog, Video|

Seasonality, inflation, politics, people, and technology are a few headwinds impacting fuel dealers, wholesalers, and service contractors in the energy space.  We are often asked, "How can we create predictable revenues in an industry influenced by so many outside "threats?" In this episode, Doug Woosnam, a Consultant with Cetane Associates, [...]

Next Gen: Empire Builders Vs. Caretakers

2022-08-23T16:03:57-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Successfully integrating family into the business, whether as an employee, manager, or one-day successor, requires having a plan. Next-Gen business owners may need to invest their entire net-worth back into the business to compete with the larger consolidators. This means being less a caretaker of the business as generations past, [...]

Generate What You Want and Need from the Business

2022-08-26T11:46:26-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Create Control Over Your Energy Business, Energy, Succession Blog, Video|

Hope is at the center of many dealers' business strategies. Hope that if they sell the business, the sale will return the cash they need to retire and support their dream lifestyle.  However, many dealers have to show up with checks to pay debt and find a job to help facilitate [...]

Maintaining Control Of Your Business While Delegating

2022-08-23T16:04:33-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Operating a store is hard work, but it is rewarding. A common question we hear is what are the options to keep the dealership(s) as a family asset if no family is interested or capable of filling the shoes as Dealer/Operator. The good news is that the world is your [...]

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