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Business Succession Planning Services

woman handing over office keys after business successionBusiness succession planning entails identifying key leadership roles and establishing appropriate protocols to ensure the business meets future financial goals. Let Chandler & Knowles CPAs help you draft and plan the most important details of your business exit strategy to keep your company’s vision on track for success. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals have over 20 years of experience helping small and family businesses with their succession planning. 

Benefits of Planning Your Exit Strategy

Chandler & Knowles CPAs can help breakdown succession planning details for small business owners. Depending on the business structure, having a plan of action will ensure that all employees and dynamics are accounted for in order to ensure the success of the company or origination. This strategy is especially important for family owned businesses, as personal relationships and family values come into play. A family constitution will help govern personal and business relationships, and give members within the company a structured plan to handle business boards and other operational duties within the company. 

Business Succession Planning Strategies

Below are just some of the important details that must be addressed within a business succession strategy: 

Identify Leaders Within the Company -- When evaluating generational leaders, consider the years of experience of the candidate with the company and professional qualities of a leader you value. Depending on the structure of your business, managers or supervisors are usually the candidates that possess extensive knowledge about the internal functions of the organization. Among some of other elements to consider when identifying a company leaders are core skills and competencies, performance data, career interests, and historical data that details the candidate’s performance related to the position.

Create a Transition Plan -- This part of your exit strategy is the most important as it details the inner structure of your business model. In your transition plan, it is vital to consider key clients or accounts to ensure that their needs and expectations are met after you depart from the company. Another important aspect of this transition is to ensure that business intelligence is recorded and stored so that future organizational leaders have access to data after you’ve transferred the position. Chandler & Knowles CPA will help you identify the most important features to your business structure, and help guide you along the way to answer any doubts or concerns you may have during the process.

Implementation -- The implementation of your business succession plan can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to complete depending on the size of your company. During this process, candidates that fit the criteria and can fulfill vital organizational roles should be trained and advised by current leaders from the start of your plan. During this process, important protocols should be set in place so that successors can act with confidence on the most important business decisions. Chandler & Knowles CPAs can help you establish the best plan of action for your exit.

Speak with a Professional Business Consultant Today

At Chandler & Knowles CPAs, your financial success is our goal. Let our expert consultants help you with an exit strategy that honors your values and company vision. To learn more about our business succession planning services and set up an appointment at our office location in Flower Mound fill out our online contact form or call us at 817-430-3000.

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