A personal insight into succession planning and the processes involved is often a key trigger to other family business owners to start a discussion.  Succession planning can be trickier with relatives in the mix and something that is continually put off to a later date.

Putting off something like succession can be deferring even greater challenges for any business and with relatives in the mix it can be even more so. 

Globally, best advice is to start the conversations as early as possible and clear, open and honest conversations from all sides is key to working out a solution to what is often the elephant in the room.