One of the leading family business challenges is the demand for leadership talent greatly exceeds supply. The “obvious” next in line to lead the family business may not be the best choice. In addition patriarchs often stay in their leadership positions well into their 70’s while the younger generation is trending toward earlier retirement. This […]
Family Businesses Succession Planning
Succession planning is a necessity for any long-lasting family business. Handing over the reigns can be difficult, but with a solid strategic approach and subsequent plan, a healthy, happy and profitable succession is attainable.
Family business thought leaders have had much to say about succession planning lately. Despite all the buzz, a study at Kent State University found that 80% of family businesses do not have a succession plan. Some commonly held misconceptions about succession may be a major contributing factor. Misconception #1: If there are no imminent retirements, […]
Family business succession planning is a series of specific steps and timelines that need to be followed to ensure success.