Business Ownership Transition Services

The integration of succession planning and leadership development are vital components of a successful exit strategy and critical to the long-term success and value of a business. Whether the plan includes passing the business on to family members or selling to employees, partners, managers, or an outside buyer, it pays to implement measures for readiness to meet your goals, drive business performance and prepare the company for ownership transition under the best conditions.

Business Oregon has assembled resources available from public-private partners experienced in the development of succession plans.

Austin Family Business Program
College of Business, Oregon State University

The Austin Family Business Program (AFBP) prepares family businesses to balance the well-being of the business, the family and individuals, as they address the challenges and opportunities which inevitably arise, day to day and during succession. AFBP fosters healthy family businesses through innovative tools, hands-on learning opportunities and honest talk.

Family Business 360º
Family Business 360º is an innovative educational offering where business-owning families gather to learn about timely topics affecting their business at short-format programs. Each session covers a current family business issue delivered by a professional advisor accompanied by a family business client who shares their experience on the topic. Learn more >>

National Center for Employee Ownership

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans and ownership culture.

The best way to learn about NCEO resources is to browse or search the Web site for the many articles, publications, Webinars, meetings and other information. Learn more >>

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) is a non-profit organization that aims to help Oregon manufacturers respond to the challenges of competing in an increasingly global economy. OMEP brings advanced thinking and hands-on skills to guide manufacturers towards business improvements that lead to immediate results.

Business Transition Program
OMEP's advisors are certified members of the Galliard Group network, a nationally recognized resource for more than 20 years. The Group has helped small business owners, their families and their advisors create transition plans that secure the interests of the company, and provide a dignified and meaningful future for its owners and their families. OMEP's consultants provide family business advising services, assisting to develop exit and succession plans. Learn more >>

Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN)

The services offered at SBD Centers located throughout the state provide assistance to anyone who owns, operates or is starting a small business in Oregon. Business owners can work with SBDC advisors to explore strategies for selling their business. Learn more >>