Financial Poise
Share this...

Family Dynamics

divorce is a process

The 4 Stages of the Divorce Process

Divorce is more than a legal process. It’s an emotional one, too. Read about the four divorce process steps, including the announcement and the aftermath.

Read More
Family-Owned Business Transition

Family-Owned Business Transitions: The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly

Like Snowflakes, They Vary Transitions in family-owned businesses can take many forms and be challenging endeavors. From a change of control, as the torch is passed from one generation to the next, to the much more life-changing sale of the entire business, each transition comes with its share of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Types […]

Read More
family business counseling

Catching Up With Carrie Rosenbloom: Co-Founder and Senior Consultant at Evolve Family Business

Counseling Family Businesses Through Divorce [Editor’s Note: It has been three years since we profiled Financial Poise Columnist Carrie Rosenbloom, who is also an attorney, educator, mediator and therapist. She has since opened her own firm, Evolve Family Business, and she kindly provided us with an update.] Since we last talked, I moved away from […]

Read More
family business roles and responsibilities

Protect Your Family Business with Smart Succession Planning

Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities for Smooth Transitions In family business, a succession plan guarantees continuity. It ensures a smooth transition of leadership so that the business can carry on. Where no succession plan exists, the risk of turbulence and conflict is high. Creating a succession plan is a fairly straightforward but necessary task. It details […]

Read More
family charter

The Importance of a Family Charter in Family-Controlled Businesses

How to Maintain Control in Family-Controlled Businesses Unique challenges tend to arise when a family controls a business. Some questions that may emerge are: Which family member will lead the business? How will profit distributions be decided? How can a family member exit the business? Questions such as these are best handled in advance and […]

Read More
family purpose

How to Pursue Your Family Purpose (And Why You Should)

How Your Family’s Mission, Vision and Values Can Make You Wealthy and Fulfilled Wealth is a means to an end – living a great life. Successful families work hard to build wealth, not for the sake of achieving some number on a balance sheet, but because they want the wealth to support their family life. As […]

Read More
family governance

Family Governance is Not Business Governance

Family Businesses Need Strategies to Govern Both the Family and the Business Family businesses are unique and the way they are run differs from family to family. Each business has varying degrees of corporate governance. Formal governance structures grow as the business grows and becomes more complex. Governance processes trail business needs in most situations. When […]

Read More

The Importance of Succession Planning for a Thriving Family Business

Succession Planning Means Looking Beyond the Second Generation Most family businesses don’t make it beyond the second generation. Even fewer reach the third generation of ownership. Why is that? As much as one generation would like to hand the business off to a next-generation family member, the following critical questions are often not adequately considered: […]

Read More
recognizing tipping points

Recognizing Tipping Points to Keep Family Wealth in the Family

Preserve Wealth by Recognizing Tipping Points Families that have worked extremely hard to build wealth find it even more difficult to preserve that wealth over time. Often, the concern is that a wealthy family could go from shirtsleeves to shirtless in three generations. The first generation creates the wealth. The second generation consumes the wealth and the third […]

Read More
family owned business

Always Balance Family and Business in a Family Owned Business

Family Owned Business: The Other Side of the Coin On February 19, 2018, Financial Poise published an article by Bruce Werner, the regular contributor to this column, entitled, “Effective Private Company Board Strategies Drive Goals to Completion.” Bruce highlighted that driving strategy is a principal responsibility of a private company’s board of directors, and that […]

Read More
Share
Hide
>