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 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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Buy-Sell Agreement

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

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Using A Ghost Writer Makes Good Business Sense

Using a ghost writer makes good sense for small to medium-sized family businesses. Learn about several situations where a seasoned ghost writer can present the family's best interests.

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Digital Marketing Expert

Family businesses should consider using a digital marketing expert to increase sales and profits

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Client Testimonials - What Others Say About Us

Client testimonials - what others say about us.

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Job Performance Standards

Job performance standards are a key leadership practice

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Nexters

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

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Alcoholism Impacts Family Businesses

Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!

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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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United States Immigration

United States immigration policy encourages foreign entrepreneurs and family businesses to immigrate to the United States.

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KPI

Knowing your KPI can make your family business smarter!

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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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Family Business Troubleshooter

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

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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 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 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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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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Loss Control Through Prevention

Loss control is all about reducing the frequency and/or severity of losses through preventive measures.

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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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Altruistic Marketing

Altruistic Marketing is a great marketing strategy 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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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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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the vital first step of risk management. Learn how to consider the scope of all your possible losses so you can develop a realistic, cost effective strategy for dealing with them.

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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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Asset Protection

Asset protection usually seeks to minimize and delay what creditors and government can obtain in order to maximize what beneficiaries receive.

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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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Family Trusts

Family trusts are prevalent in a number of jurisdictions, primarily for income allocation and asset protection.

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Alcoholism Intervention

Alcoholism intervention in a family business is a complex problem that impacts the family and the business.

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Family Business SWOT Analysis

Family business SWOT analysis can be a critical exercise in making a family business successful.

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Conflict Negotiations

Conflict negotiations in a family business are complex because they involve family, management and ownership issues.

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True Crime Stories

True crime stories from family businesses are presented as a learning opportunity for other 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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Private Investigator - Introduction and case studies

A private investigator provides a 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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Manager Magazine Bulgaria - Don Schwerzler interview

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

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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 Expert

Family Business Expert Don Schwerzler offers success strategies for family businesses

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In Praise of Nepotism: An Interview with Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow's remarkable book - In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History - in our opinion is a must-read for anyone in a family business. Or any business.

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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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