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Succession fireside chat series

Questions about business succession? We’ve got the answers.

Are you curious to know the most common hurdles and frequent questions our succession experts are helping clients resolve every day? Join us for a series of informal fireside chats, where we unpack and discuss the universal challenges and struggles of succession.

Chat #1: How do family businesses or business families make good decisions?

Join succession advisors Lynne Fisher and Eben Louw as they discuss how your family business can overcome the barriers, complexities, and biases that prevent good decision-making. When it comes to succession, finding the right decision that aligns with your goals and values is more important than the quickest or least expensive.

Chat #2: What compensation structures exist and what works best for my family?

Proper handling of compensation structures is crucial for family businesses, as mishandling them can negatively impact relationships and values. In support of this, MNP's succession advisors, Lynne Fisher, Eben Louw, and Steve Ivacko, advocate for implementing fair and equitable pay structures for family members and provide guidance on how to define them.

Chat #3: Is there a specific time when it is easier to sell the business?

When is the right time and what are the right reasons to sell your business? MNP's Corporate Finance advisor, Craig Maloney, and Succession advisor, Eben Louw, provide guidance to business owners on the optimal timing and reasons to sell their business. They address common concerns and provide insights on how to approach readiness for a sale.

Chat #4: What is the best way to prepare the next generation?

While children of family business owners may feel prepared to take over the business in an informal setting, this may not always be enough. A structured approach to transitioning the business and adequately equipping successors who were not previously involved is necessary. MNP's succession advisors, Lynne Fisher, Eben Louw, and Steve Ivacko delve into this topic and more in their discussions on effective succession planning.

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Our team

Everyone’s path to business succession will be unique — your plan should be based on your individual goals, needs, and ideal vision for retirement. To get started creating your personalized succession plan, contact:

Shane King CPA, CA

National Leader, Succession Services