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Keeping it in the Family: A 60 Minutes Segment

Keeping the family business in the family can be challenging over just a few generations, but it can seem inconceivable to keep one in the family for over 26 generations. But that is exactly what Antinori Wines has been able to accomplish for over 600 … Continue reading

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What to Expect from a Family Business Assessment

The family business is more than the backbone of our economy—it virtually comprises the economy. In fact, about 90 percent of all U.S. businesses are run by families. But the recent recession has taken a toll on many businesses, making it all the… Continue reading

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CEO Performance Roundtables Presentation for Masonry Contractors Association of America

We’re putting the finishing touches on prep for the Friday speech to the Masonry Contractors Association of America. We’ll educate their members about the power of focused, intensive peer review and performance and financial benchmarking. Click here to… Continue reading

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Where’s the Good News in the Dismal Small Business Outlook?

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that small business confidence has reached its lowest point of the last 13 months. "The National Federation of Independent Business’s optimism index decreased to 88.1, the weakest reading since July 2010 a… Continue reading

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Can You Name the Top 5 Largest Family Businesses?

Some family businesses have been around for so long and have grown so much, that they have become a part of American history. Their name no longer speaks to a family, but to a billion dollar brand. So can you guess the top five largest family busines… Continue reading

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Excellent Article on Succession Planning, but the Family Business Presents a Fatal Flaw

A September 5, 2011, article in The Montreal Gazette discusses in fairly thorough fashion what the author defines as the "seven major steps" in the family business succession process. We’ll list the seven steps. While you’re reading, see if… Continue reading

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Why the Entrepreneurial Spirit Must Be ENCOURAGED

From Don Boudreaux, President & CEO Magazine: "George Ballas died on June 25. Have you heard of him? Probably not. But you’ve certainly heard of – and likely used – his most famous invention: the weed-wacker.  We shoul… Continue reading

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After the Storm: What Family Businesses Can Learn from Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, and some family businesses are reeling from the assault. Although Irene didn’t match up to the media’s breathless predictions of devastation, there were some areas very hard hit indeed. Now that the crisis is past, … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Family Business

A family-owned business has several fundamental strengths. Family members may be able to communicate more directly and effectively than many business colleagues, working through conflicts instead of allowing them to split the team. The team’s players a… Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: How Business Owners are Handling the Possible Double Dip Recession

Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal’s article "Some Small Business Owners Put Plans on Hold:" Some small businesses are once again putting hiring plans on ice while considering layoffs and salary freezes.  Keith Allison, chief execut… Continue reading

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