Handelsblatt – Raoul Nacke

Let go in the right moment

The operational handover of the own business is often accompanied by the same mistakes. The senior partners can avoid them, if the succession is planned thoroughly and scrutinized critically.
The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) is raising alarm. For each entrepreneur looking for a successor, there were only 0.8 prospects last year. Six years ago, it was still 1.7 potential successors, according to the DIHK report on business succession 2016. Furthermore, the demographic change is causing negative effects.

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