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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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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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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reshoring manufacturing

Reshoring manufacturing can be a huge opportunity for many family-owned businesses, especially those involved in manufacturing operations

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Family Business Advisor

Family business advisor Don Schwerzler, top family business expert and founder of the Family Business Institute has been studying and advising family businesses for more than 40 years.

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Family Business Experts

Family Business Experts 20 person team is nationally recognized for our work in pioneering the multi-discipline approach to solving the unique and complex problems that impact the family business.

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Comprehensive SWOT Analysis

Answer these questions - and you have a comprehensive SWOT Analysis - your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

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Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that supports men and woman wounded in battle

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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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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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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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Concealed Carrie - a family business profile

Concealed Carrie is a great example of innovatative entrepreneurship in a family 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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death tax hurts everyone

The death tax hurts everyone - family businesses and the community where they are located.

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Client Testimonials - What Others Say About Us

Client testimonials - what others say about us.

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Future Proof Your Family Business

As a family business owner, what are you doing to future proof your family business?

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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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Southern Business Research

Southern Business Research strategies enable businesses to improve growth and profits

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Change Management Theories: looking for a winner

Change management theories BPR and TQM are partial. The Theory of the Holonomic Organization finally seems to be a complete theory for change and adaptation.

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RIF security strategies

RIF security strategies should be considered by family businesses owners when they are considering a reduction in force.

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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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29 Leadership Practices - The Foundation

These 29 leadership practices are the foundation for adaptable organizations. They support the holonomic processes, which enable the desired organizational characteristics.

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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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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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Professionalizing Family Business Management

Professionalizing family business management is the most difficult and emotionally destructive problem confronted in family businesses. Learn how to handle it by evolution rather than revolution.

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Loss Control Through Prevention

Loss control is all about reducing the frequency and/or severity of losses through preventive measures.

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Risk Management Needed By Every Family Business

Risk management must be for risky businesses... we're a family business and we're not risky. So, we don't need risk management...right? WRONG! Spend a few minutes with us, and we'll show you why.

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Charity Organizations

Charity organizations work to make our world a better place

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We The People

We The People begins the preamble to the US Constitution

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Using an Executive Search Firm

Using an executive search firm is a smart strategy when a family business is seeking to hire a non-family key executive. Learn about the different ways to use an executive search firm.

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Online Business Plan - Differs from other Business Plans

An online business plan is different than a regular business plan. Describes an outline and seven ways an online business plan differs.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting can be a smart stragegy for many family businesses.

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Captive Insurance Company

A Captive insurance company can be much more than a risk management tool for family businesses.

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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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Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol Consumption was the basis for a study released by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Business Plan Outlines Are the Backbone of Your Business Plan

Business plan outlines provide the backbone for your business plan. We compare two popular business plan outlines to show you that the backbone does not need to be rigid and fixed in order to provide

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