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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Responsibility Diffusion

Responsibility diffusion is critical impediment to successfully growing a 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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Who Should Write Your Business Plan?

Who should write your business plan?

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Packaging Products and Services

Packaging products and services is the crucial junction where products and services are conjoined with marketing and advertising strategies to improve branding and value perception that will increase

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Leadership Tips from Havard Business Review

Leadership tips from the HBR

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Family Business Insurance Checklist

An insurance checklist to help with Risk Assessment and to provide guidelines for discussions with your insurance professional.

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Innovation

Innovation is a key leadership practice

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Chaos Busters

Chaos Busters - The Management Guide provides questions that will make your organization more effective, efficient and scalable

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Training and Development

Training and development is essential for survival and growth in today's competitive marketplace. Here are twelve points to consider for single-course and ongoing training programs.

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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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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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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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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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Functional Alcoholic

A functional alcoholic is a person fighting alcoholism without the classic signs of full blown alcoholism.

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Alcoholism and the Family Business

Alcoholism is a disease that can hurt family businesses when a key family member is losing the battle with alcohol addiction

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Alcoholism Impacts Family Businesses

Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!

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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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Nexters

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

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Parenting Adult Children

Parenting adult children who are also in the family business leads to role confusion. Learn how to focus on the boundaries between the roles.

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Marketing and Advertising Law

Marketing and Advertising Law - six key questions for family business owners to ask

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family business conflict

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

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Leadership Assessment

Leadership assessment is an important practice for every family business.

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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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Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is used to benefit a person with a disability. Learn every single way to protect their future security.

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Planning for Retirement

When a family business owner is planning to retire, a profound and basic decision must be made: whether or not to pass the business on to the next generation

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Family Business Executive Coach

Our family business executive coach can help a family business realize its true potential - helping businesses perform better and improve the value proposition

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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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Peer to Peer Lending

Peer to Peer Lending is an alternative financing option for family business owners seeking funds to grow their 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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Buy-Sell Agreement

The buy-sell agreement is a specialized form of shareholder agreement that deals with ownership transfers.

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Transition tips for family businesses

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.

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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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SWOT Analysis - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

SWOT Analysis is one of the best strategic tools you can use. Learn about how it can focus you internally on strengths and weaknesses and externally on opportunities and threats.

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"Battleground" Describes Your Family Business?

A battleground can result in the family business from mixing good family behaviors with an effective business system.

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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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Start an Affiliate Program

Start an affiliate program - create a new revenue stream for your family business

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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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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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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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Altruistic Marketing

Altruistic Marketing is a great marketing strategy for family businesses.

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