Successful transitioning of your business to family members can mean the difference between being financially sound for life or potentially losing the value of many years of hard work. More than 70 per cent of family-owned businesses do not survive the transition from founder to second generation. They fall prey to either tax consequences or family discord. Developing and implementing a succession plan is essential to the long term success of the business you’ve worked so hard to grow.
Most people want to buy a business that works, not businesses that are run by people that work and work and work. Succession planning then is ongoing, an ever improving process and is just as much about working ON your business as planning the future. According to Michael Gerber, the secret is NOT to work in the business, it’s to work ON it so that you don’t have to work IN it. Sounds simple but most business owners are on a treadmill going nowhere.
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