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UFB Newsletter Issue #081 Famiy Wealth Management
February 07, 2008

The Key To Family Business Success
ISSN 15465640

Understanding Family Business brings you articles and tips from Family Business Experts who understand family values and business systems.

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Understanding Family Business

February 7, 2008 Issue #081

Family Business... Business Family

Family Wealth Management...
Teaching the Next Generation

Family wealth management is critically important - family-owned businesses are the economic engines that drive America’s and many other nation's prosperity. Many generational family businesses are “rags to riches” stories – the success stories of which dreams are made.

It is estimated by family wealth management experts that $41 trillion of private wealth will be transferred from one generation to another over the next 40 years. Yet, a survey of families of significant wealth done by a wealth management company in Pittsburgh found that only 27% of the respondents have discussed family budgets with their teenage children.

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  • It's words that sell, not graphics. Words that sell are critical to your site's success so the site must be part of your marketing plan. < /li>
  • OVER Deliver content that is relevant, timely, and exclusive. Consider a forum for your website, and respond quickly to requests for help. "Give before your get."
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