Planning Succession In Family Businesses

What makes family businesses more complicated than normal businesses is the fact that relationships are often emotional. Below are some tips to plan a proper succession of your family business:

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Your Family Business Won’t Survive If You Don’t Plan for the Leadership Transition

When advising family business owners, one of the biggest challenges I see clients grapple with is the transition from being "power players" who dominate every aspect of the company, to "people builders" who cultivate the next generation.

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Accounting Management Solutions – Five Tips for Creating Your Family Business Succession Plan

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy,  accounting for 50 percent of the US gross domestic product. They are also responsible for 60 percent of the nation’s employment and 78 percent of new jobs created. With so much at stake, it is troubling to read the results of a CNBC Poll that found that only 20 percent of family-owned business owners had any succession plan in place to ensure a smooth management transition.

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Exit strategies for your family business

After many years of hard work and most likely plenty of sacrifices, many family business owners look to reap the rewards of their efforts over the years. While many will be ready to move on to the next phase of their life, there are a myriad of issues that will need to be considered first in relation to their business:

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Inside-out Succession Planning – Part 1

What motivates a successful plan? Only about one in three first-generation family-owned businesses successfully transfer to the children. A quarter of those businesses fail to transition to a third generation. Why such dismal results?

In my experience, it’s because the founder did not adequately plan for succession. The succession program was not anchored by a clear “inside out” reason.


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Is your exit strategy actually a succession plan to keep the business in the family? Here’s Part 1 of a series that provides ample food for thought. And, EGS can help you convert thought to action beginning with a courtesy consultation.