TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Collins Barrow, an independent member of
Baker Tilly International, today announced that it is participating in
a global research project on succession planning and is inviting owners
of privately-held and family-owned businesses to participate via an online survey.
"Succession planning is a key issue for businesses in Canada and around
the world," says Dan Longlade, Chairman, Collins Barrow National. "In
the next decade an unprecedented number of owners will retire, leading
to a massive shift in wealth, ownership and control."
"Such is the scale of impending succession that the way in which the
ownership of these businesses is transferred will determine not just
the wealth of the individual and family involved, but the future
prosperity of the economies in which they operate," he adds.
"Many of those retiring currently have no exit strategy and need to
understand the many complex family, individual and business issues that
must be addressed in the succession process if they are to realise the
best value possible for their business," says Rob Kolton, Marketing and
Branding Liaison, Collins Barrow National.
How to take part
Business owners who would like to take part in the research can click here to access the questionnaire, which should take around 15 minutes to
Those completing the survey will receive a copy of Succession Planning, a Baker Tilly International guide for closely held and family
businesses. They will also receive, early next year, a copy of the
report based on the survey findings, supplemented by high-level
analysis and commentary, which will provide valuable insight into the
succession planning challenges in Canada and allow regional and global
The closing date for submissions is March 15, 2013.
To find out more about succession planning or the survey, please contact
our National office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated
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