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Succession
Planning

Leave Your Business in the Right Hands

Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace previous leaders when they leave or retire. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they

become available.

Most business owners do not consider their succession plan until it is too late and can be stuck working longer than they had intended, failing to sell or pass on their business, or watching the business close its doors all-together.

Proper planning, discussions with partners, stakeholders, employees, and family members can help to avoid getting stuck when you're ready to move on. Preemptively making decisions about the future of your business will keep your business moving forward through the inevitable changes that will occur. With this in mind, no succession plan should be static and should be reviewed and updated with time as plans and circumstances change. Once the process has begun, it should be reviewed annually to assure that goals and benchmarks are being met and you are on track.

Resources

 
Dover Economic Development Department
Dover Town Office - 2nd Floor
102 VT Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356
Eric Durocher
Economic Development Director
econdev@doververmont.com
(802) 464-5100 x4
 
Vermont Small Business Development Center
1540 VT-66, Randolph Center, VT 05061
'Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning for Small Business'
Deb Boudrieau - VTSBDC
Windham Area Advisor
dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org
(802) 257-7731 x221
Website
Vermont Department of Human Resources
120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620​
DHR.General@vermont.gov
(802) 828-3491
Website
 
CommonGood Vermont - Non-Profit Planning
145 Pine Haven Shores Suite #2217, Shelburne, VT​
director@commongoodvt.org
(802) 497-0811
Website

Have Questions?

For any questions about moving on from your business or to discuss needs you have throughout the process, please contact us to see how we may be able to help

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