Starting a business is hard work, but after your company has enjoyed years of success and it comes time to move on, you will need to have a plan in place to ensure that the business carries on after you've exited the picture.
Succession planning means having a plan in place for someone to take over your business, in the event that you retire, become disabled or are otherwise no longer able to run the business. for example, if you run a family business but your children are not interested in it, you may need an alternate plan when it comes time for you to retire.
According to a recent article from CNBC, putting a plan in place for who will succeed you after you are no longer running the business you built can be time consuming but is an important step to take to protect your valuable assets.
"A business owner should consider having a succession plan if monetizing their investment and the continuation of the business are important, although it's not a given that these issues are important to every owner," Richard Kahler, president of Kahler Financial Group told the source.
Without a plan in place, unpredictable aspects of the future of your business could be left to chance, so you may want to make arrangements in advance.
Succession planning is just another consideration to bear in mind as you go about preparing your business for long term success. Before you get to this step in your planning process, there are other things you can do to make sure your business starts off on the right track.
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