Business Transition Planning for Small Business Owners

John O. Campbell, CFP® |
Emerald GEMs

November 19, 2020, GEM 26 — Too often, small business owners fail to plan for the eventual transition of their businesses. However, planning for an inevitable ownership change is simply good business—and it starts years before the enterprise changes hands. Listen now as Director of Business Engagement John Campbell discusses why all business owners, regardless of the company’s size, should prepare for their future transition.

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Mentorship May Increase Next Gen Engagement in the Family Business

Libby Turner |
Emerald GEMs

October 6, 2020, GEM 23—Many successful family businesses use mentorship programs to engage younger generations and overcome some of the challenges associated with inter-generational succession. In addition, effective mentoring may help reinforce a shared vision and company values across generations. Family Legacy Coordinator Libby Turner discusses how effective mentoring can help pave the way for a successful business transition to the next generation.

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Episode 5: Family Business Valuation During a Crisis

John W. Lindak, CFA, ASA |
Emerald GEMs
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June 2— With a major economic downturn and businesses hit particularly hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, many family business owners are asking: What does this mean for the valuation of closely held businesses that have no readily observable market prices? It stands to reason that the same uncertainties sweeping through the public markets would also impact smaller private companies in even more profound ways, with travel, leisure, and retail businesses being especially hard hit.

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