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When it comes to succession planning, managing family dynamics is crucial

It’s important to maintain open communication and properly deal with any challenges resulting from family dynamics that could inhibit a successful transition.

Will your business survive the next generation? This owner has a plan

In family succession planning, it's important to engage all members in the process while considering what will be best for the business.

Preserve your farm's legacy with these succession planning tips

Not every member of the next generation may want to work on the family farm, raising questions about how to treat everyone fairly

When it comes to selling your business, timing is everything

Market factors may change and reduce the value of your business, no matter how hard you’ve worked to build it

Plan ahead: Successful family business transitions don’t happen overnight

It’s important to maintain open communication and properly deal with any challenges resulting from family dynamics that could create inhibit a successful transition

Why you should train your successor before you need one

Sometimes, the most logical buyer is a member of the management team who is already running the business

How to avoid generational clashes in succession planning

Even when family members, including children, are working in the business, they may not want to take over as owners. It’s important to maintain open communication so that everyone’s goals and aspirations are understood

What's your exit strategy? Ways to maximize the value of the business you've built

A business plan of three to five years can help to map out the steps required to maximize value and prepare the business for transition

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