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Advice for Untangling Conflict in a Family Business
Janme Sinha became intrigued by family business dynamics when a distraught friend confided that his recently deceased father had left all of the shares of the family business to his brother. In Read More...
Should Employee Ownership Be Your Next Strategic Move?
EEA Consulting Engineers is an employee-owned firm in Austin, Texas. Like all engineering companies— and many other businesses—its success depends entirely on its people. So you’d expect the Read More...
Family CEO Burnout: How to Prevent, Recognize and Deal With It
Between COVID, supply chain issues, armed invasions, unstable markets, and the great resignation with millions of workers leaving the workforce (Parker & Menasce Horowitz, 2022) – or, more Read More...
Firm But Flexible Parents Raise the Best Family Business Leaders
In their aim to raise the next generation of family business leaders, parents often question if their parenting style is effective. They often ask themselves: Am I being too lenient or too strict? Am Read More...
What All Family Businesses Can Learn From the Merck Family
The Merck family business dates back to this apothecary, founded in 1668. The German Merck family has succeeded where many business families have failed: Keeping a group of 319 family members, Read More...
How to Keep Remote Workers Inspired and Engaged
Like all kinds of firms, family businesses have undergone a culture shock because of the pandemic. After starting out in the pandemic’s early days as a survival mechanism, remote work is now Read More...
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How Family Businesses Can Attract and Keep the Best People
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic being mostly behind us, many organizations, particularly family-led small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), are still grappling with the fallout. During a crisis or Read More...
Should Your Next CEO be From Outside the Family?
In her discussion with Matt Nielsen of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International, Editor Kimberly Eddleston goes into a sensitive topic for many family firms: whether an outside leader is better equipped Read More...
Family Emotions Can Drive Business Decisions
From “Dallas” and “The Godfather” to “House of Gucci” and “Succession,” popular culture has always relished watching how resentments, squabbles and back-stabbing can pulse through a Read More...
Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks
The challenges entrepreneurs face seem daunting. A global pandemic, rising inflation, and a spate of other problems have entrepreneurs reeling. To add to the mix of problems entrepreneurs face, Read More...

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