Succession Planning

3 Crucial Steps to Installing a Worthy Successor

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A good leader knows how to make an exit. What to do when the time to leave your business draws near

3 Expensive Tax Traps and How to Avoid Them

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Your business structure could leave you owing a lot of money. How to escape these snares

5 Tested Tips for Succeeding a Legendary Leader

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You're taking the top job from a fabled founder or company icon. Here’s how to build your own success story

Will a Buyer Actually Want Your Employees?

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7 ways to improve the quality of your staff and make your business more attractive to acquirers

Don’t Let Your Family Destroy Your Business

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Succession planning, billionaire edition

Don’t Build Your Transition Plan on Sand

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Change is scary, but the effects of inaction can be even more dangerous. Don't let wilful blindness trip you up.

A Second-Generation Success Story: Linda Hasenfratz at Linamar

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Linda Hasenfratz had to fill big shoes: her father's. Her apprenticeship at Linamar helped her succeed.

Lessons in Staging a Comeback From a Brain-Damaged CEO

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Jonathan Goodman built Paladin Labs into Canada's smartest drug company. Then he nearly died. Don't bet he can't build another one.

Hard-Earned Advice on Securing a Successful Exit

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Two veteran entrepreneurs share lessons they've learned about how to profitably—and sanely—sell a company

The Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

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Few activities deliver stronger ROI than succession planning. So why don't more entrepreneurs make time to do it?