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The Barry County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Michigan and local Chamber members Longstreet Elder Law and Principal Financial to bring you a two-part Succession Planning workshop, with Part 1 on February 28th and Part 2 on March 22nd.

Effective succession planning is essential to ensure that your business is prepared to continue on when you want to retire or if something bad happens that prevents you from continuing to run the business. There are many business and legal concerns to address, and these workshops will give you the foundation and tools to make this important future planning a reality for your business!

We invite you to join us for this FREE two-part, educational seminar focusing on the future of your business.  Attendees will learn:
  • How to work ON your business, not IN your business     
  • What to do when you want to retire
  • How to protect your business in case of death or serious injury
  • How to retain key employees & incenting that retention
  • How to plan in a smart way to avoid decisions made in CRISIS—and how to protect that plan
  • What is the difference between business planning and estate planning
Session 1:  Introduction to Succession Planning & Laying the Foundation for Succession Planning
Session 2:  In-depth Succession Planning Discussion
Both sessions will take place from 8:30-9:00am in the Hastings Public Library Community Room.  Continental Breakfast will be provided at both sessions!
Who Should Attend:
  • Small Business Owners such as retailers and service companies
  • Agriculture
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Professionals such as dentists and accountants
FREE to attend; registration required!  Call 269-945-2454 or register online at
This workshop is proudly brought to you by the Barry County Chamber of  Commerce, in partnership with SBDC, Principal Financial Group, and Longstreet Elder Law & Estate Planning.
Travis Alden, President, (269) 945-2454









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