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A Captive insurance company can be much more than a risk management tool for family businesses.
Standards are a key leadership practice
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
Intra-family loans are common practice for family businesses according to leading expert DON SCHWERZLER.
Outsourcing is an excellent family business growth strategy. Confidentiality is just one of the four major benefits of outsourcing payroll processing.
A contingency plan uses strategies required to cover the death or incapacitation of key family managers.
An online disaster tool kit should be part of the contingency plan for every family business.
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.
Chaos Busters - A Management Guide for consultants and advisors. Ideal for improving your client's performance, creating a mission statement or doing SWOT Analysis
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
Start an affiliate program - create a new revenue stream for your family business
Performance standards goals depends on these underlying leadership practices. Learn about them.
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.
Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!
The Family Business Forum provides a Peer Advisory Group (PAG) platform for family business owners to offer tips and strategies to other family business owners.
Chaos Busters - A Management Guide for mid-level executives. Work easier and be more effective. Ideal for improving organizational performance, creating a mission statement or SWOT Analysis
A few tips and small business ideas that can help make your business more successful.
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.
Innovation is a key leadership practice
Using a ghost writer makes good sense for small to medium-sized family businesses. Learn about several situations where a seasoned ghost writer can present the family's best interests.
Website conversion strategies usually focus on selling. That's why they don't work. Learn how to make them effective.
Family eBusiness may be mission crititcal to the survival of a family business.
Breaking up - divorce - has financial ramifications in every family business, and emotional ones in every business family.
Family feuds won't kill your family business if you follow these seven simple tips.
Chaos Busters For Business Owners - A Management tool to make your business more effective
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
Business communication is always an important function that family businesses need to manage with a clear vision and strategy.
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.
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.
Family business media center provides writers, editors and reporters with insights into the complex dynamics of family-owned businesses
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.
Outliers - The Story of Success provides interesting observations from Malcolm Gladwell that can be applied to family-owned businesses.
When a family business owner is planning for retirement, a profound and basic decision must be made: whether or not to pass the business on to the next generation.
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.
Using words that sell should be carefully considered when writing product or service promotional content
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.
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.
Being a family business troubleshooter can be akin to being in a room of mirrors.
Peer to Peer Lending is an alternative financing option for family business owners seeking funds to grow their family business
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.