Family Business Blog

The Family Business Blog [short for "web log"] is our mini-journal about Family Business Experts. It lets you know...

  • whenever we add or update pages at the Family Business Experts web site
  • about new products and services that we are bringing online
  • about features and specials that are available from time to time
  • when FBE principals are in the news
  • when we issue our Understanding Family Business e-zine newsletter (for those of you who don't like to give your e-mail address, or if your ISP's filters are too aggressive and cause you to lose mail). The e-zine is posted to the web site as well as being e-mailed, so you can click right to it from this blog. Easy!
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small business ideas

A few tips and small business ideas that can help make your business more successful.

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In Praise of Nepotism: An Interview with Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow's remarkable new book - In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History - in our opinion is a must-read for anyone in a family business. Or any business.

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How to Contact Family Business Experts

Contact Family Business Experts is easy - just pick up the telephone, use email or snail mail, send us a fax. WE respect your privacy to the utmost.

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Effective Business System

An effective business system is the legitimate goal of any business, including a family business. Here we look at the same nine dimensions that are critical for the family business to master.

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Organizational Strategy

Organizational strategy is concerned with envisioning a future for your family business, creating value in the eyes of your customers, and building and sustaining a strong position in the marketplace.

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Pruning the family business tree

Pruning applies to family businesses as well as trees. Prune to ensure that only qualified family members are employed. And learn what non-employee family members can contribute.

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Alternative Business Loans

Alternative business loans offer many creative lending options to family businesses.

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risk management insurance

Risk management insurance should be considered as part of the risk management plan for every family business

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Succession planning tactics

These succession planning tactics show you the way to a successful transition in your family business. Consider all of them - they're tested and proven to help you.

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Transition tips for family businesses

The transition of ownership from one generation to the next can cause havoc in the family business and the family. Here are three ideas to help ensure success for your family business.

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Job Interview Tips

Great job interview tips from a leading recruiter

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Site Build It Information

Site Build It information points ot how you can have much more than a web site - make it a web business!

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Nexters and the succession process - succession is not a spectator sport!

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Succession Management

The single best succession management strategy is to create an advisory board. Learn why,and how in this interview with a succession management expert.

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Online Disaster Tool Kit

An online disaster tool kit should be part of the contingency plan for every family business.

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Family Business Institute

The original Family Business Institute is Atlanta based and founded by Don Schwerzler - provides tips and success strategies for family businesses

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Chaos Busters for Senior Management

Chaos Busters - A Management Guide for senior executives - work easier and be more effective. Ideal for improving your organization's performance, creating a mission statement or doing SWOT

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What is ERP

What is ERP - a question with many different answers!

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Chaos Busters for Business Owners

Chaos Busters For Business Owners - A Management tool to make your business more effective

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Family Business Troubleshooter

Being a family business troubleshooter can be akin to being in a room of mirrors.

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ERP Application Software

ERP application software can be part of the succession management tool kit.

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ERP Agnostic

Using an ERP Agnostic can be a smart strategy for family businesses when considering ERP systems

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Packaging Products and Services

Packaging products and services is the crucial junction where products and services are conjoined with marketing and advertising strategies to improve branding and value perception that will increase

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Charity Organizations

Charity organizations work to make our world a better place

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"Battleground" Describe Your Family Business?

A battleground can result in the family business from mixing good family behaviors with an effective business system.

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Chaos Busters

Chaos Busters - The Management Guide will make your work easier and more effective. Ideal for improving your organization's performance, creating a mission statement or doing SWOT and GAP analysis

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Family Business Experts South Africa

Family Business Experts South Africa is an on-line resouce for family-owned businesses in South Africa

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Succession Planning Survey

Use this succession planning survey along with Don Schwerzler's no-cost assessment to help you beat the dismal 30% odds that your family business will transition to the next generation.

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Private Investigator - Introduction and case studies

A private investigator provides family business with a wide range of services. Meet our family business security expert and read about some of the cases he has solved.

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Ask the Family Business Expert

Ask The Family Business Expert - Here's your chance to ask our family business expert about issues and concerns you may have about your family business.

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Family Business Experts

Family Business Experts is the best family business resource on the Internet. We offer hundreds of great strategies and tips for families in business together.

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Marketing and Advertising Law

Marketingand Advertising Law - six key questions for family business owners to ask

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Exit Planning

Exit planning is necessary because you will transfer your business interest - either during your lifetime, or you will die or become incapacitated. Learn how to avoid the chaos of forced liquidation.

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Innovation is a key leadership practice

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Building Consensus in a Family Business

Building consensus about how the business should be operated, now and into the future, is one of the most difficult problems confronting family businesses.

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eCommerce is all about using proven tools and strategies

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family business conflict

Family business conflict can destroy a family business and wreck family relationships

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Don Schwerzler Interview

Don Schwerzler founded the Family Business Institute in the early 80’s. Headquartered in Atlanta, it became the very first multi-disciplined, full service resource for family-owned businesses.

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Family feuds can be avoided with seven simple tips

Family feuds won't kill your family business if you follow these seven simple tips.

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Alcoholism Impacts Family Businesses

Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!

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