Planning for the succession of your business can be very complicated. This is why we have developed this succession planning guide to assist business owners how to successfully accomplish the transition process.
Although succession plans will be different for different businesses, there are many steps that are common to any succession plan. The common steps outlined in this guide are:
Exploring your options
Keeping the business in the family
Selecting and preparing a successor
Planning a management buy-out
Determining the value of the business
Selling the business
Financing the succession plan
Understanding the tax and legal issues
Managing wealth to secure your future
Succession planning tips for small business owners
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Also included are different possible scenarios for succession, and under what circumstances the business owner may want to consider them.
The overriding theme is to begin the process as soon as possible, if you have not already. If done properly, succession planning is not a one-time exercise, but should be an ongoing process that is regularly updated and amended as circumstances change.
Finally, never forget that CFIB is here to help you. Make sure to check out our business support page for exclusive member support. Do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-234-2232 if you require further information. Good luck!