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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Family Business Troubleshooter

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

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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Deep Roots Tree and Lawn Care

Family owned and Operated Business with deep roots in our ethics and strength to overcome many challenges throughout our life. With over 12 years in the

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Nexters

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

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small business opportunities

Small business opportunities are available on the Net

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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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Family Business Constitution

A family business constitution can help avoid disputes in a family business.

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Small Business Equipment Leasing

Small business equipment leasing is a smart strategy for many family businesses

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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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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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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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Performance Evaluation

Performance evaluation is one of the least understood and most abused management tools. We think it's because managers and employees forget that it is part of a process, not just a once-a-year tool.

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Professional Intervention in the Family Owned Business

Professional intervention to resolve family business disputes is an effective strategy because running a successful family business is substantially more complex than running a non family business.

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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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Southern Business Research

Southern Business Research strategies enable businesses to improve growth and profits

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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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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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Family Mission Statement

A family mission statement helps to separate the family's interaction with the family business.

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Family Business Facilitator

Using an experienced family business facilitator makes family business meetings and retreats more effective.

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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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reshoring manufacturing

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

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