Rick Beusman left took over Saw Mill Sports Management from his father Curt Beusman right in the mid1990s based on the recommendation from an outside consulting firm that the company hired File photo by Gabe Hopkins

Rick Beusman, left, took over Saw Mill Sports Management from his father, Curt Beusman, right, in the mid-1990s based on the recommendation from an outside consulting firm that the company hired. File photo by Gabe Hopkins.

Why You Need a Succession Plan before You Leave Your Club Company

As the relatively young fitness industry reaches maturity, health club operators will be faced with new decisions about how and when they will hand off operations to a new generation.

In an industry built upon entrepreneurs, it is hard to underestimate the importance of succession planning. As the relatively young fitness industry reaches maturity, health club operators will be faced with new decisions about how and when they will hand off operations to a new generation. This crucial yet often overlooked business process may mean the difference between leaving a successful legacy and seeing years of hard work simply disappear.

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