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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Chaos Busters

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

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Alcoholism Impacts Family Businesses

Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!

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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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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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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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Business Ideas

New business ideas and business intelligence are crucial strategies for family business owners who want to re-vision and scale their 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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Intra-family loans

Intra-family loans are common practice for family businesses according to leading expert DON SCHWERZLER.

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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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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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Environmental Liability: Hidden Time Bomb

Environmental liability is a hidden time bomb that can wipe out the value of a family business. Learn about the defenses and how to prevent environmental liability.

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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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Legal Forms

Legal forms can help formalize the management style of a family business

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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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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 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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Gap Analysis

Produce gap analysis of the critical issues by studying the key elements of these core drivers. Help you and your managers establish an Action Plan to address these critical performance issues. Days,

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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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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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Don Schwerzler Interview

In the early 80's Don Schwerzler founded the very first multi-disciplined, full-service resource for family-owned businesses.

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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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franchising

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

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Building Family Business Infrastructure

Building family business infrastructure is an on-going process for successful family businesses

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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 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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Chaos Busters for Consultants & Advisors

Chaos Busters - A Management Guide for consultants and advisors. Ideal for improving your client's performance, creating a mission statement or doing SWOT Analysis

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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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Chaos Busters for Business Owners

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

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Chaos Busters for Middle Managers

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

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Chaos Busters for Senior Management

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

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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 analytics

Family business analytics can be the key to growing your family business in size and profitability

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Leadership Assessment

Leadership assessment is an important practice for every family business.

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Environmental Site Assessment - Preventive tool or deal breaker

The environmental site assessment is a vital part of the appropriate inquiry process for landowners. Learn about them and how to make them a preventive tool rather than a deal breaker.

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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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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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unpaid internships

Unpaid internships are used by some family businesses as a way of testing a recent college graduate as a potential employee before putting them on the payroll.

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Organization Structures

Organization structures are how winning companies do their work better - enable interaction across departmental lines, have sensible and effective reporting relationships, clear lines of authority.

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Nexters

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

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Innovation

Innovation is a key leadership practice

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