What is succession planning?

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Nov-2018 02:00:00

Many people think of succession planning as an old person’s problem – something you do once you decide to exit your business. This is far from the truth, although it's not surprising the misconception exists. 

In planning this blog I conducted a quick Google search of the question 'what is succession planning?' to test the common perceptions. The first result (from an Australian government website!) provided the following answer: "succession, or exit plan outlines the things you will do when you sell, close or transfer ownership of your business."

I beg to differ. Succession planning should not be something you do when it's time to exit: it is a young person’s pathway to building a valuable business.

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Topics: Succession planning, staff management, business advice, business management, business ownership, running a business, small business

What is due diligence and do I need to do it? [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Feb-2018 02:00:00

Due diligence is a critical component of buying a business.

As we always say, it's important to discover any skeletons in the closet before it's too late!

In this video I've shared my 3 top tips for conducting due diligence on a potential business purchase.

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Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence, business advice, business ownership

Do you have what it takes to own a business? [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Feb-2018 02:00:00

Business ownership can be incredibly rewarding – personally, professionally and financially – but it’s not for everyone.

Business ownership is only the right environment for some people, and for many of those it’s only the right environment at the right time.

Before you spend months trawling through business advertising sites, trying to decide which business would best suit you, first consider whether you would suit business.

In this infographic we’ve summarised 10 attributes we tend to see in successful business people.

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Topics: Buying a business, business advice, business management, business ownership

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





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