It has been some strange times. Over the last couple of years, COVID, inventory shortages, elections, and more have all impacted business owners’ ability to do business as usual. No one could have predicted such turmoil could turn into historic profitability in automotive retail. Nevertheless, it has been a fantastic couple of years despite it all. Now, challenges are on the horizon, including predictions of a recession.

Dealers who have either stuck to operational basics or can return to them quickly are best positioned to weather whatever next storm is on the horizon. In this episode, Pete Theil with Haig Partners and The Rawls Group’s succession planner Champ Rawls discuss how dealers can continue to fulfill strategic goals, despite uncertainties in the market.

For more insight:

Visit the “Future Proof Your Business” discussion page or select one of the additional episodes of the series below:

Resources

  • Haig Report: Stay up to speed on the latest trends in auto retail, dealership values, and buy-sells.
  • Automotive News Expert Q & A: Alan Haig answers questions in this Automotive News Buy-Sell Expert Q&A about how smaller automotive retail groups and independents can future-proof their dealerships.
  • Buying or Selling Your Dealership: 5 Things You Must Consider
  • 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, lifestyle, and ultimately achieving your vision.
  • Contact Us: We 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 you can 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

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We can provide insights and other resources and assess whether it makes sense to work together. In just 30 minutes, you may gain actionable ideas that you can immediately apply to your business. Contact us via phone or email below, or fill out the “Ask An Expert” form.