Small business owners may want to consider succession planning

June 24, 2014

Starting a business is hard work. After your company has enjoyed years of success it may be time to move on. If so, you will need to have a plan in place to ensure the business carries on after you’ve exited.

Succession planning means having a plan in place for someone to take over your business. For example, you run a family business that your children are not interested in. So, you will need an alternate plan for when you to retire.

According to a recent article from CNBC, putting a plan in place for who will succeed you after you are no longer running a business can be time consuming. However, it is an important step to take to protect your valuable assets.

“A business owner should consider having a succession plan if monetizing their investment and the continuation of the business are important, although it’s not a given that these issues are important to every owner,” Richard Kahler, president of  Kahler Financial Group told the source.

Without a plan in place, unpredictable aspects of the future of your business could be left to chance. So, you may want to make arrangements in advance.

Succession planning is just another consideration to bear in mind as you go about preparing your business.  Before you get to this step, there are things you can do to make sure your business starts off right.

You can learn essential information about incorporating your business and choosing the business entity that is right for you by consulting an online incorporation services company.