Developing the Plan and Strategies to Successfully Transition Your Business from Today’s Owner to the Next

This Masterclass will be a unique combination of classroom and hands-on exercises, in a classroom setting limited to 12 attendees so this class will fill quickly... Click Here to Claim Your Seat (coming soon)

Led by R/A Director of Consulting, Doug Howard this Masterclass will help attendees develop strategies to:

  • Establish timetables for the Succession Plan
  • Determine criteria for choosing successor and selection process
  • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of chosen successor
  • Determine staffing needs for the “future” organization
  • Develop training priorities the “future” owner based on their own individual strengths and weaknesses
  • Establish a cultural shift in the organization that builds on the success of the current owner but adjust to the personality of the future owner 
  • Develop an internal and external communications plan 
  • Create a long-term budget to support the succession plan

Dates, Details & Location

Dates To Be Determined

Meeting Location: Remodelers Advantage Office 514 Progress Drive, Suite S Linthicum, Maryland 21090 (Minutes from BWI Airport, Amtrak, I-95)

Lodging: Hyatt Place (Shuttle Available) 940 International Drive Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 410-859-3366 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch provided on both days, Dinner provided after Day 1

Two-Day Agenda (PDF) A break-down of what we will cover in this class

  • Fundamentals of Succession Planning
  • Transition of Owners
  • Breakout Groups
  • Creating the Plan Documents
  • ... And More!  



Two days of rich, interactive information with plenty of hands-on instruction to insure you are "getting it."


Our instructors are well-known, respected industry experts and some of the best in their fields of expertise.


We cap our classes at 12 individuals so that means more opportunity to work with students on a one-on-one basis.


We are minutes away from I-95, BWI Airport and AMTRAK so easy in-and-out no matter where you are coming from.

Masterclass Tuition

Registration Fee: $1,995 (Remodelers Advantage Member) Registration Fee: $2,295 (Non-member) 

About Doug Howard

Doug Howard is an entrepreneur, government official and small business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in leading organizations and assisting his client companies. 

Doug owned and served as President of BDG Entrepreneurial Services from 1998 through 2015, providing accounting, tax and consulting services to small businesses with offices in four states. Most recently he founded Growth Team Strategies in 2012 and continued to serve as the President of this organization until October, 2017 when he joined Remodelers Advantage. 

In addition to his business endeavors, Doug has extensive experience as a local government leader. Doug is in his second term as County Commissioner in District 5 of Carroll County, MD where he has also served on the boards of the Department of Social Services, the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Education, and many others.