Succession Planning

Is This the Year You Plan Your Exit?

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You can’t sell your business in a day. Why you should set the transition process in motion now

Why Some Founding CEOs Demote Themselves

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As your company grows, management and day-to-day operations replace vision and product in your schedule. One entrepreneur's smart solution

When the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business is to Quit

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Conscientious CEOs must be prepared to walk the plank for the greater good in the event of a scandal

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

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz

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