People always ask me “What is my why??” Why do I do the work that I do with Family Businesses?
What a great year it has been! Working with families in business has always been satisfying but no more so than this year! I am so lucky in that I get to work with a spectrum of families that work
In my many years of helping families explore transitioning their family business to the next generation, there is always an element of fear. This fear is multi-faceted. Fear of losing control of the company, fear of the next generation doing things
Being in business is often fraught with daily, difficult decisions. Some of these decisions are relatively minor and others can be deemed to be major. It is the major ones that have the most likelihood of disturbing the “norm” or
Sorry to scare you into thinking this article was going to take a month to read! Okay, there might be 4,000 ways or more depending on how many articles you read about Family Business. I want to focus on #1 which is COMMUNICATION.
This topic of sibling rivalry always comes up with my Family Business clients. As you know it is an often unspoken battle for victory (of any kinds) among siblings. Sibling rivalry often starts young as the “jockeying” for position in the family
I hope you are well rested and ready to attack your “intentions” for 2018. I use the word “intentions” instead of the word goals, after a long discussion with a dear friend who spent some time explaining to me why
This headline will certainly raise a few eyebrows I am sure. It is often a very quiet discussion that I have had more often than you can imagine with those next generation family members, and spouses who are currently working
If you are in a family business I know this heading will make you reflect on your own family dynamics. For most family businesses the answer is “a bit of both”. For many family businesses there is difficulty in truly
This is a question that I am often asked by just about every family business owner(s) facing this decision. It is often hard to come up with a direct answer for so many reasons. My first response is usually