June, 2021

June 23, 2021 - Issue #33

Foundations Give Entrepreneurs a Channel for Doing Good Foundations Give Entrepreneurs a Channel for Doing Good Foundations provide a way for entrepreneurs to address societal problems or to help organizations focused on education, health care research or the arts.
Measuring the Financial Impact of Family Businesses on the US Economy Measuring the Financial Impact of Family Businesses on the US Economy Future tax and regulatory policies will impact family businesses, their employees, the local communities they support and the economy.
Four Things that the Best Family Business Boards Do Well Four Things that the Best Family Business Boards Do Well Independent directors hold others accountable and encourage change even when firmly entrenched relationships or operating philosophies make it seem impossible.
To Encourage Innovation, Tap the Next Generation of Leaders To Encourage Innovation, Tap the Next Generation of Leaders This article and podcast explore how family businesses can keep products and services relevant and avoid playing catch-up with competitors.
Use Digital Marketing to Build Demand for Your Product Use Digital Marketing to Build Demand for Your Product Here's what you need to know about SEO, PPC, influencer marketing and content marketing -- all tools that will get you noticed.
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Should You Brand Your Family Business? Evidence from Research and Practice Should You Brand Your Family Business? Evidence from Research and Practice Touting its family ownership may help a firm impress some stakeholders, but may deter others. The family must be strategic in its branding efforts.
How Scotch Whisky is Fueling Decades of Good Works How Scotch Whisky is Fueling Decades of Good Works Without heirs, the Robertson sisters 60 years ago created an evergreen philanthropic-commercial hybrid company that remains protected from taxes and takeovers.
A Bonanza for Food Trucks A Bonanza for Food Trucks

Many restaurants were forced to close during the pandemic, but food trucks -- many of them family-run -- found a way to keep rolling, as this New York Times article points out.

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The Next Generation Can Help the Family Firm Innovate
by Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson / Commentary

Best Buy Founder Richard Shulze and Ritch Sorenson of the University of St. Thomas explore the opportunities that come with a changing of the guard. Read more...

Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Books, websites, videos and blogs can capture a family business's saga, with all its challenges and triumphs, and shape a powerful legacy. Read more...

Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Blessings in a Backpack can inspire any family-run business or organization that hopes to continue the founder's spirit and mission in the next generation. Read more...

Self-Interest Can Skew Budgets at Family Businesses
by Joseph Astrachan / Practice Insight

Realistic budgets are powerful planning tools. But the motivations of owners, sales people, the production staff, and others can get in the way. Read more...

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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

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