Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Who will take the reins when you leave? One of your greatest legacies is a well-thought-out plan that helps put in place the leadership that your company needs to continue for years to come. 

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Will You Join the Phenomenal Growth of Women-Owned Businesses?
Women Entrepreneurs

Will You Join the Phenomenal Growth of Women-Owned Businesses?

The number of female-led firms has surged to new heights. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Mary Martuscelli
It's Not Too Late to Start Thinking About Your Business Legacy
Leadership

It's Not Too Late to Start Thinking About Your Business Legacy

Leaving an impact at your company means more than creating the projects and products you accomplish today. Set in motion a dynamic so people sharing your values can carry the torch forward.
Beth Miller
Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook
Leadership

Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Remember when everyone said Tim Cook would change Apple after Steve Jobs? He did. For the better.
Steve Tobak
Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.
Leadership

Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.

What if you die? What if you want to take a year-long sabbatical to Africa? Training and succession planning can ensure your company's long-term survival.
Geoff Weiss
Can Your Business Live Without You?
Succession Planning

Can Your Business Live Without You?

Entrepreneurs who have difficulty answering this question may be facing a planning issue that involves far more than arranging their time off.
Beth Miller
I Gave My Business Away. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.
Exit Strategies

I Gave My Business Away. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

Would you simply give your business away instead of selling it for a profit?
Simon Cohen
Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following
Family Businesses

Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.
Peter S. Cohan
How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot
Family Businesses

How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

Use a leadership change as a catalyst for a shift in the business model to keep up with trends.
Sabrina Parsons
7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups
Family Businesses

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.
Christopher Hann
U.K. Dad Decides to Give Away His Startup
Leadership

U.K. Dad Decides to Give Away His Startup

This entrepreneur isn't interested in selling his startup. His exit strategy is to simply give the business away.
Jason Fell
Downton Abbey: Lord Grantham's 5 Worst Management Mistakes
Growth Strategies

Downton Abbey: Lord Grantham's 5 Worst Management Mistakes

What the world of butlers, footmen and lady's maids can teach you about management.
Linda Lacina
Growth Strategies

Why You Should Start Preparing Your Ultimate Exit Strategy Now

You don't want your family to fight after you're gone, and you don't want the IRS to claim more than is necessary during the transition. Here are a few basics rules of thumb for creating a succession plan.
J.D. Roth
Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner
Leadership

Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

How to survive and rebuild while dealing with grief and loss.
Gwen Moran
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week
Entrepreneurs

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
Brian Patrick Eha