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Our family business strategy master can help a family business owner realize the true potential of the business.
Family business succession - whose job is it?
For many family businesses, at succession time they discover an “environmental mission stopper” that is part of the legacy of the family’s business.
Family business media center provides writers, editors and reporters with insights into the complex dynamics of family-owned businesses
Being a family business troubleshooter can be akin to being in a room of mirrors.
Without a strong family business divorce strategy, the cause and effects of divorce on a family business can be a profound threat to the family and to the business.
Dealing with alcoholism in a family business is a tough and complex problem that can wreck the family and destroy the family's business
Family Business Consulting resources provided by Atlanta-based Family Business Institute offer tips and success strategies for family businesses
Family feuds won't kill your family business if you follow these seven simple tips.
A special needs trust is used to benefit a person with a disability. Learn every single way to protect their future security.
Leadership assessment is an important practice for every family business.
Alcoholism impacts family businesses - tell us your story!
Succession planning for family businesses is like an obstacle course. Sometimes, the best way to look at a problem is to identify the obstacles to solving that problem.
Building consensus about how the business should be operated, now and into the future, is one of the most difficult problems confronting family businesses.
A functional alcoholic is a person fighting alcoholism without the classic signs of full blown alcoholism.
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
An online disaster tool kit should be part of the contingency plan for every family business.
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.
Alcoholism intervention in a family business is a complex problem that impacts the family and the business.
Parenting adult children who are also in the family business leads to role confusion. Learn how to focus on the boundaries between the roles.
An online business plan is different than a regular business plan. Describes an outline and seven ways an online business plan differs.
Risk transfer is about deciding who will bear the risks that you have identified and that you can't completely control or avoid.
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.
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.
Is franchising a smart strategy for a family interested in starting a business together?
Outliers - The Story of Success provides interesting observations from Malcolm Gladwell that can be applied to family-owned businesses.
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.
Community foundations provide an umbrella under which to develop your family foundation without the red tape, hassles and cost. 18 questions answered in this interview with a CF executive director.
Wills and trusts are two of the most basic tools of estate planning. In fact, a Will is the one essential tool - everyone should have one!
What is digital marketing and how can it help grow a family business both in size and profitability
Outsourcing is an excellent family business growth strategy.
Legal forms can help formalize the management style of a family business
AI fractional executives can play a key role in helping a family business reach its true potential.
Preparing a mission statement is challenging - you are trying to capture into about a page the very essence of your family business. Discover some of our hints and ideas. It can be done.
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.
How to make a website is the first question for a new web master.
Nexters and the succession process - succession is not a spectator sport!
Using an experienced family business facilitator makes family business meetings and retreats more effective.
Financial management - for the family business owner who doesn't have or need a CFO and all the trappings of big companies.