Business transfers have a higher impact on the economic growth than start-ups. The future growth and sustainability of innovative companies in the Baltic Sea Region is severely limited by failed business transfers. In all countries the number and qualification of potential successors must be improved. The majority of projects and measures focus on the creation of new firms, while the challenge of keeping firms running successfully is not covered. Therefore the aims of the project are to examine, further develop and design innovative and transferable models and tools for facilitating SME business transfers, make them widely available and implement them in companies.