Diminishing the company’s reliance on the founding entrepreneur presents a delicate challenge. The company owes much of its success to the founder’s initial vision and hard work. Before assembling a team, it was the founder who pulled the weight. The founder often has an emotional attachment to the company and letting go is difficult. Separating the founder from the business and visa-versa can be an emotional time. No matter, the continued growth and success of the business requires it.