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March 13, 2023 - Issue #85

How Family Firms Can Ensure Being Sustainable Pays Off
Potential customers and employees are more likely to trust a sustainability report if they understand that a family with strong values is behind it. Read More...
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Diverse Boards Help Family Businesses Expand Internationally
Pushing into new markets across geographic borders requires a family business to be more focused on possibilities…and this is where boards can make the difference. Read More...
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How to Fix Succession Conflicts Stemming From Complicated Families
Warring ex-spouses, far-flung families...Part 2 of our two-part series looks at how to fix succession challenges that are already underway. Read More...
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March 2023

Succession Planning Should Start Earlier Than You Think
It's never too early to plan for succession and get family members ready for leadership. The authors share ideas from research and practice in this video and podcast. Read More...
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New Ways Business Owners Can Use Boards
Boards can help family firms align the interests of owners and managers, and "keep the wheels on the bus." Read More...
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The Perils of Being Bought

Renowned UK clothing and streetwear retailer Wellgosh, a family-owned and run business for over 35 years, will soon close -- just two years after being bought by retail giant JD Sports.

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The Biggest Mistakes Family Businesses Make With Their Boards

by: Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Family business researcher, lecturer and advisor Claudia Astrachan weighs in on the top mistakes family businesses make in staffing and interacting with boards, and how to do it right. Read more...

What Family Businesses Need to Know About the Silicon Valley Bank Failure

by: Jon Eckhardt / Applied and Practice

The SVB fallout is affecting other banks and troubling many business owners. These eight steps can help you protect your firm. Read more...

Keeping it in the Family

by: Jennifer Nelson / Features

Experienced mentors weigh in on how to keep the peace while working with your relatives. Read more...

Advice for Family Business Successors: Be Humble and Curious

by: Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

The bravado and doggedness that worked for Winston Churchill and Vince Lombardi won't work at family firms, which need a more supportive leadership style. Read more...


  1. Developing Competent Owners and Stewards for a Lasting Family Business

    by Claudia Binz Astrachan

  2. Dealing with Inflation: Advice From the Experts

    by Kimberly Eddleston

  3. Family Firms: How Much Cash is Enough?

    by Yuliya Ponomareva, Domenico Cambrea, Daniel Pittino and Alessandro Minichilli

  4. Strategies for Keeping Your Family Connected

    by Kimberly Eddleston

  5. What Airbnb Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Layoffs

    by Tommaso Minola, Mario Salerno and Daniel Agyare

  6. Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter

    by Jonathan Bauweraerts, Emanuela Rondi, Paola Rovelli, Alfredo De Massis and Salvatore Sciascia

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