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Identifying Factors that May Influence Your Succession Plan

Posted by: Ewen Fletcher on

The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Industry changes, global trends, and environmental factors will influence the timing and strategy behind your succession plan.

The Need for Change and Innovation

A successful and profitable business can’t afford to stand still. Unmanaged change and disruption can erode your business’s value—consider how online shopping transformed retail. Businesses that ignore disruption risk being left behind, while those that adapt quickly can minimise impact and gain a competitive edge. Read more about the importance of innovation here.

Maximising Business Value Through Innovation

Innovation is crucial for maximising business value. Staying on top of market trends, hiring the right people, diversifying revenue streams, and building loyal customers will enhance your business’s worth when it’s time to exit.

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Preparing for Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

By planning for these factors now, you can manage potential opportunities and vulnerabilities, ensuring the best price for your business.

Could Your Business Survive Without You?

One of the biggest factors in succession planning is whether your business can operate without you. Businesses without a succession plan often struggle to transition smoothly, deterring potential buyers.

If daily operations rely heavily on you, consider how you can build your team and systems to enable a seamless exit. Effective delegation and knowledge transfer are essential. Remember, “if you’re not replaceable, you’re not promotable.” Succession should be the biggest promotion of your life!

The Importance of a Clear Succession Plan

A clear succession plan makes your business more sustainable, scalable, and saleable. Timing is crucial, so start planning now to achieve your desired succession outcome.

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffet

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