The oldest saying in the world is probably, “It takes money to make money.” While that may be true, the history books are filled with famous entrepreneurs who started with nothing, or next to nothing, and went on to great financial success.
The first lesson to learn during this transition is that your replacement will not be a clone of you — so don’t expect them to be. It’s very important to remember that you are not training another owner; you’re training a manager.
Successful businesses teach their employees the fundamentals that allow each transaction to flow through the sales and delivery process, with everyone doing their job seamlessly. It’s also working together as a team.