Why don’t you educate your owners

This article highlights where business families fall short in their ownership training and outlines a simple process to identify the educational needs in your own family shareholder group.


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Developing Your Business Family Strategy: Where to Start and What to Consider

Successful, long-lasting business families share an understanding of what is important to them, what they want to do together and how they want to work together to achieve their collective...


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What All Family Businesses Can Learn From the Merck Family

The German Merck family has succeeded where many business families have failed: keeping a group of 319 family members, including 204 family shareholders, unified, aligned and committed over the course...


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Let’s not go there – Taboos in Family Business

Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion. Keeping a low profile can provide useful benefits — for example, protection from business competitors...


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Four Things that the Best Family Business Boards Do Well

Can you quantify your board’s contribution to the performance of your family business? Even if you can’t put a number on it, you should have a keen sense of how...


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10 Golden Principles to Guide Your Succession Planning

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to family business succession. Every situation is different, and every family is uniquely complex. However, some principles appear to transcend culture and other succession variables...


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