If you are about to inherit a business, you will need a few tips of how to do it. Probably the first thing you are tempted to do is to fire everybody in your business. My advice is not to do that. If something is not broken, do not try to fix it. If people have been working for your business for many years, there is no reason to fire everybody. The truth is that some staff members might know more about your business than you do. Take it into account and take advantage of it. It is in your best interest to keep more knowledgeable members of staff especially if they have been working for the company for many years.