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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Performance Metrics

Performance metrics requires that the major work functions in every department be identified both in terms of volume and time. The premise is that work not measured cannot be managed.

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family-business-experts-vietnam

Family Business Experts Vietnam is a resource for family businesses in Vietnam

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Financing A Business

Financing a business. Here's what you need to know and a comparison of advantages and disadvantages of different sources for financing your business.

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Environmental Management Systems under ISO 14000

Environmental Management Systems under ISO 14000 - an alternative to the traditional big stick command and compliance system of dealing with environmental liability.

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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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Family Succession Plan First

The family succession plan must be done and agreed upon before a succession plan can be successfully developed and implemented for the family business.

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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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Advisory Board Benefits Family Business

An advisory board made up of experienced outsiders brings a fresh perspective to problems and opportunities that face both the family and the family business.

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Family Business Profiles - Success Stories

Family Business Profiles - the antidote to today's gloom and doom business stories. Learn from family businesses that have overcome difficulties to succeed and prosper.

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Family Business Assessment

Our Family Business Assessment process has been perfected over 40 years working hundreds of family businesses, large and small and a broad spectrum of industries

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Family Business Consulting

Family Business Consulting resources provided by Atlanta-based Family Business Institute offer tips and success strategies for family businesses

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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 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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family business analytics

Family business analytics can be the key to growing your family business in size and profitability

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Family Business Media Center

Family business media center provides writers, editors and reporters with insights into the complex dynamics of family-owned businesses

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Family Business Help Desk

The Family Business Help Desk is a resource family business owners can use to get expert advice on family and business issues that are hurting their family's business

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Southern Business Research

Southern Business Research strategies enable businesses to improve growth and profits

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Leadership Practices Assessment

Leadership practices assessment is a simple and quick way to assess the leadership practices in your organization. This gives insight into organizational problem solving.

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Family Business Strategy Master

A family business strategy master can help a family business owner realize the true potential of the business.

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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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Nexters

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

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Family Business Expert

Family Business Expert Don Schwerzler offers success strategies for family businesses

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Family Business Succession

Family business succession - whose job is it?

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Leadership Assessment

Leadership assessment is an important practice for every family business.

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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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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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Altruistic Marketing

Altruistic Marketing is a great marketing strategy for family businesses.

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KPI

Knowing your KPI can make your family business smarter!

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Addiction Treatment Recovery Process

Addiction Treatment Recovery Process should include helping family members and friends needs to be on a par with helping the addicts and alcoholics

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Alternative Business Loans

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

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Quick links to aerospace industry associations

The aerospace industry is served by numerous associations... Here's a listing and links to some of them.

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Planning for the Future

Planning For The Future is an enlightening step-by-step Guide to estate planning for parents who have a child with a disability

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10 ERP Mistakes

ERP application software mistakes - learn the top 10 ERP mistakes made by companies dealing with ERP.

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Family Business Resource Center

Atlanta-based Family Business Institute is a leading Family Business Resource Center (FBRC) providing connected solutions to the unique and complex issues that confront family businesses.

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Succession Management Process Gains International Recognition

Our succession management process is gaining international recognition. Learn why as we describe it from the most important perspective - the clients.

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family business help

If you are a family business owner seeking family business help - you have come to the right place!

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Business Communication - Many Channels to Navigate

Business communication is always an important function that family businesses need to manage with a clear vision and strategy.

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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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Worcester Wreath Company: Another Family Business Profile

Worcester Wreath Company shows us the value of seeing opportunity in crisis and the advantage of acting on a good idea when it comes along.

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What is ERP

What is ERP - a question with many different answers!

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