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October 11, 2021 - Issue #40

Retirement Options and their Consequences for Small Business Owners Retirement Options and their Consequences for Small Business Owners From family succession to liquidation, we examine different retirement options for small business owners and provide a framework for picking the best plan.
People With Disabilities Can Bring Strength to Your Business People With Disabilities Can Bring Strength to Your Business A more generous view of human capability helps companies access a wider pool of talent in an era of profound labor shortages.
Seven Strategies to Survive the Post-Pandemic Labor Shortage Seven Strategies to Survive the Post-Pandemic Labor Shortage As work/life balance and alternative work arrangements grow, family businesses must work harder to keep non-family staff happy and attract new candidates.
Overcoming Dysfunction in the Next Generation Overcoming Dysfunction in the Next Generation The family firm and relationships are at risk when parents overshadow and overprotect their successors. Why tough love matters.
Family Businesses Thriving in India Family Businesses Thriving in India

Family businesses are the backbone of the economy in India, and their long-term financial performance and revenue growth are ahead of other firms. This article by two Deloitte partners explores why.

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10 Golden Principles to Guide Your Succession Planning 10 Golden Principles to Guide Your Succession Planning While every family business is different, these guidelines can help most firms smooth out the succession process and maintain family relations as a bonus.
She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader Women go the extra mile regardless of how they are treated by leadership. Men only exert extra effort in exchange for altruistic leadership.
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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...

How Founders Can Stay Relevant When the Next Gens Take Over
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Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation
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