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March 18, 2024 - Issue #112

How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees How to Encourage Devotion Among Nonfamily Employees Good things happen when employees identify with the firm, participate in decision-making and feel loyalty -- and certain combinations of the three are most effective.
Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs Research showed that women directors valued relationships with all stakeholders and had a long-term view that prioritized workforce security.
Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members? Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members? A family business consultant explores this question, and shares advice on managing conflict, setting boundaries, and cultivating more kindness within the family.
Family Firms May Need More Legal Advice Than They Think Family Firms May Need More Legal Advice Than They Think Families are often reluctant to anticipate and plan for the day when an unexpected transition might upend their business. The costs of inaction are high.
Cashless Businesses Make Change Cashless Businesses Make Change Laws to expand financial inclusion have many small-business owners rethinking a fundamental premise of their business plans.
Overcoming the Generation Gap
Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage Family firms, unlike non-family firms, value a learning-based path to entrepreneurship, which plays to women’s strengths.
EIX, FamilyBusiness Projected to Reach Nearly 12 Million Annual Page Views EIX, FamilyBusiness Projected to Reach Nearly 12 Million Annual Page Views From just 20,000 views 10 years ago, the two sites have had explosive year-over-year growth. FamilyBusiness.org is now the most-visited site devoted to family firms.
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