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

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  • about new products and services that we are bringing online
  • about features and specials that are available from time to time
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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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Contingency Plan for an Uncertain Future

A contingency plan uses strategies required to cover the death or incapacitation of key family managers.

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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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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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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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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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Family Business Strategic Planning

family business strategic planning can be key for family businesses to successfully transitioning the family business to the next generation

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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 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 Constitution

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

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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 for Business Owners

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

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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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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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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 Innovation - “If it ain’t broke, break it”

Family business innovation drives entrepreneurship, not caretaking. Learn how to start an innovation program and 10 mind sets that have to change.

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Nexters

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

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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 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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Manager Magazine Bulgaria - Don Schwerzler interview

Manager Magazine Bulgaria published an interview with family business expert Don Schwerzler

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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 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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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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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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Innovation

Innovation is a key leadership practice

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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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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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Succession Planning Has Changed

Succession planning has changed. No longer a secretive ritual, it is now approached as a process rather than an event. We'll show you the keys to effective succession planning.

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Family Business Retreat Strengthens Communications

The family business retreat is one of the most important strategies used to help strengthen the communication system in a family business. See how this process can help yours.

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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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Family Business Strategy Master

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

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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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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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Responsibility Diffusion

Responsibility diffusion is critical impediment to successfully growing a family business

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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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franchising

Is franchising a smart strategy for a family interested in starting a business together?

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family business conflict

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

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Family Business Succession

Family business succession - whose job is it?

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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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