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Estate planning what ifs

Life does not always go to plan While we logically know that, most of us don’t plan for the worst – it’s all a bit morbid and time-consuming. The downside of not planning is the potential for hard-earned assets to be squandered, family fall-outs, and money handed to the Government that could have been distributed…

employees and workers

6 generational succession tips

Do your kids really want to take over your business Generational succession – handing your business across to your kids or family – sounds simple enough. But, many families end up in dispute right at the point when the parents, business, and children are most vulnerable. It’s important that generational succession is managed as closely…

timing your succession

Timing your succession

Transition timeframes and expectations Generational succession is often a process rather than an event, achieved over an extended period of time.  This is quite different to a sale of business where the owner’s active involvement in the business generally ceases shortly after sale. The extended timeframe for the transition requires active management to ensure that there are mutual…

employees and workers

Managing and maintaining family relationships

A key component of generational succession is the ability of the parties involved to separate business issues from family relationships.  Understandably, this can be problematic and requires a significant amount of discipline by the participants. Leadership in this discipline needs to be provided by the exiting generation. Business tensions and differences in view about the…