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July 05, 2022 - Issue #64

Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions Because personal and business dynamics are so closely intertwined, private disagreements and personal histories inevitably spill over into the business.
The Hybrid Workplace is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Make it Work The Hybrid Workplace is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Make it Work Elon Musk is swimming against a global tidal wave of employee sentiment about how work gets done. Why it's best to go with the flow.
Using Family History for Competitive Advantage Using Family History for Competitive Advantage The family history of the acclaimed London-based restaurant Sweet Mandarin, recounted in the owner's book, builds strong ties with customers and other stakeholders.
The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms No longer passive wives and mothers, women are complementary and assertive partners to their spouses and respected leaders within their families.
Helping Staff With the High Cost of Living Helping Staff With the High Cost of Living

Inflation is shrinking what your employees' paychecks can purchase. Cartright & Butler, a UK-based family firm selling gourmet gifts, is doing something about it.

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Non-Family Board Members Bring Perspective and Growth Non-Family Board Members Bring Perspective and Growth The 100-year-old Nielsen-Massey flavorings company, whose vanilla and other products can be found on store shelves everywhere, spiced up its management with non-relatives.
Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks Many small businesses are afraid that protecting their systems is too costly or complex. But some of the most effective shields are easy and free.
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