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Exit Planning and Succession VII - Contingency Planning FAQs

Contingency planning is a critical yet often neglected aspect of protecting a business. This process addresses what will happen to a business, an owner’s business stock, and an owner’s family if he or she dies, suffers illness or injury, or simply chooses to leave the business. It will also…

Exit Planning and Succession VII - Succession Through Hardship

Business succession is inevitable, but certainly not always well-planned or expected. For a business to survive beyond its current generation, next generation leaders must be willing and able to step up and step into the shoes of a departing owner. This article tells the stories of three industry…

Exit Planning and Succession VI - Seven Pitfalls of a Business Exit

Editor's Note: This article and the feature of Salem Flat Glass & Mirror mark the sixth and final installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Search this website for "exit planning", to see all articles from this series. Business owners intuitively understand and…

Exit Planning and Succession VI - Developing Talent

Editor's Note: Succession planning is a critical element of exiting a business. For detailed guidance on developing a succession plan, see the fifth article in Glass Magazine’s six-part Exit Planning & Succession Series, “Nine Key Considerations for Successful Succession Planning”. Search…

Exit Planning and Succession V - Nine Key Considerations For Successful Succession Planning

Editor's Note: This article and A New Chapter mark the fifth installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Search this site for "exit planning" for more from this series. Succession is a critical component of a successful business exit. The process involves replacing the…

Exit Planning and Succession V - A New Chapter

Chris Mammen (pictured at top right with his employees), CEO, and third-generation leader of M3 Glass Technologies, says of growing up in the industry: “The more time I spent at the shop, the more I could envision myself as a glass man like my dad and my grandfather. Dad instilled this interest…

Exit Planning and Succession IV - The Internal Sale

Editor's Note: This article is an installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Use the Search bar in the right column to search "exit planning succession", to find related articles. The most probable opportunity for glass company owners looking to sell their business is a…

Exit Planning and Succession IV - Four Generations Strong

From right to left, Dan, Peter J. and Peter “Pete” DeGorter, current management of DeGorter Inc., stand in front of a photo of John DeGorter, the company's second-generation owner. Pete will be the company's fourth-generation owner. He says of his decision to remain in the industry: "[I've seen…

Exit Planning and Succession III - A Continuing Story

CRL CEO Don Friese (left) and President Lloyd Talbert. Photo by Lizz Mullis The story of C.R. Laurence Co. is one of growth and acquisitions, of innovation and solutions. It is a story of people, strong leaders and dedicated employees who worked to grow the company into a respected glass and…

Exit Planning and Succession III - The External Sale

Editor's Note: This article and the feature A Continuing Story mark the third part of Glass Magazine’s "Exit Planning and Succession" series. See earlier articles from this series: A Successful Exit, Eight Disciplines of a Successful Exit, and An Employee Partnership. If you have an exit or…