Succession planning is a complex journey, a bit like a game of Snakes and Ladders, really. Only the stakes are much higher. Begin your plan with a visit to a professional advisor: your banker, lawyer or accountant. See, that already propels you 13 squares! Once started, you can avoid those nasty snakes with a business improvement plan that reveals all the skeletons and kick-starts growth. And remember you’re never too old (or young) to play Succession Snakes and Ladders. Good luck!