Business Transition Lunch & Learn: Preparing You and Your Business for a Successful Transition
According to the SBA, over 40% of privately owned companies are considering a transition in the next 5 years and the primary reason is a lack of planning.
With the excitement of starting a new business or taking over an existing business, it’s easy to overlook the fact that one day, it may no longer fit into the current makings of your life. Whether you’re looking to retire, try out a different venture, or to simply get out of an undesirable situation, starting a business with the end game in mind is an important part of the process.
In this fast-paced Lunch and Learn Greg Lewis, Co-Founder of The Tennessee Center for Family Business, will help small business owners identify action items they can do right now to minimize their business risks, increase business value and improve their transition outcomes.
• Transition Planning is a Process not an Event
• The importance of having a Business Valuation
• Four Exit Strategies to Consider
• Develop a Contingency Plan NOW
• Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life
About the Presenter
Greg is an expert in organizational management, team building and generational leadership transition. His servant leader approach and 30 plus years of experience in building and leading his own family businesses makes him a valuable resource to family business executives who want to become more effective leaders as they deal with the unique mix of family and non-family team members, values, culture and processes in which their family business operates.
His clients work in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, supply chain, nonprofit, retail, healthcare and agriculture.
Greg is a frequent speaker on leadership and social enterprise. He serves as a Master Mentor at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center as well as a Mentor in Residence at The Wondr'y Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Vanderbilt University. Greg has a passion for working with the next generation of entrepreneurs and family business leaders.
Greg received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and holds leadership certifications from the Keller Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Center for Association Leadership in Washington, DC. He is a certified trainer with the Ken Blanchard Companies in Situational Leadership II ®, the most taught leadership model in the world.
He is an active member of the Franklin Rotary at Breakfast where he recently served as President. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and cooking.He is a certified Kansas City Barbeque Society Judge.
Greg lives in Williamson County, Tennessee with his wife and business co-founder, Jennifer, and their golden retriever, Giggles. He has three beautiful daughters, great son-in-law and grandson. Greg loves being outdoors, gardening, travel, cooking and spending time with family and friends.