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Articles tagged: Family Business

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Invest New Effort in Your Business: Working with Veterans as Employees and Entrepreneurs

A Contemplation on Veteran’s Day Almost any business can benefit by choosing veterans as employees or entrepreneurial partners. Forward-thinking business people who have hired veterans can tell you amazing success […]

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family business succession

Family Business Succession Planning: Prepping the Kids to Take Over

He wasn’t talking about family business succession, but Leo Tolstoy said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That’s known as the Anna […]

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company culture

Balancing Company Culture and Growth

As companies grow, culture can get lost. Learn to maintain company culture and embrace disagreements as more voices enter the room. 

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family governance

Family Governance is Not Business Governance

Family businesses are unique, and the way they are run differs from family to family. Explore the varying degrees of both corporate and family governance and why each is important

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How to Assist Board Members with Signs of Dementia 

How to Assist Board Members with Signs of Dementia 

How do you approach someone in your business who is showing signs of dementia? You want to handle the situation carefully and to the best of your abilities. This article offers some advice so you can avoid making mistakes when faced with a difficult situation.

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advice for securing your first board seat

Advice for Securing Your First Board Seat

Obtaining a board seat was already difficult but has become more challenging over the years because of how highly competitive it is. Find out what steps you can take to best prepare yourself.

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How You Can Save on College Costs

10 Ways to Save on College Costs

FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) formula will change to the Student Aid Index (SAI). Here are some ways that you can save on college costs. If you’re a small business owner, find out how you can use your business to lower your SAI.

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Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Dealing with Business Conflicts

How should business conflicts be handled? Instead of responding to “fight, flight, or freeze” instincts, it’s best to address these situations with care. Find out how to handle family and non-familial conflicts in a business environment.

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Business owner conflict

Governance Systems Should Anticipate and Resolve Business Ownership Conflicts

Business ownership conflicts threaten the continuity of a business, and when decision-makers can’t step up, the board must lead the charge.

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Family Business Transition

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Family Business Transitions and Exit Planning

Usher in the good and avoid the bad—or ugly—in family business exit planning by following these strategies during a transition.

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