Business succession planning — the process of thoughtfully planning ownership transition of a business — is still uncommon among businesses with fewer than 300 employees. In fact, fewer than half of small businesses have a formal plan that transitions ownership to a family member, employees, or another company.

First Business Bank’s business succession planning experts share their best tips and strategies for starting the business succession planning process, including:

  • Where to start and what to consider as you begin the process
  • General benefits and disadvantages of popular business succession options
  • Ranking your priorities to help make decisions
  • Options to stay involved in the business after transitioning ownership

Business succession planning should go hand-in-hand for most business owners with their personal finance planning to protect their loved ones should something unexpected happen. 

Business Succession Options

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