Business is a competitive endeavor. The competition is getting bigger, stronger and faster every year. Sounds a little bit like the Olympics. Only the very best get the gold medal. There’s a unique challenge for family businesses. They usually make up a big part of their team by recruiting family members. That’s good if you […]
Next Generation Family Business
Long-term success requires a strong plan for the next generation of your business. How to shape the future of your family-owned business’ up and coming leaders and embrace the new with the wisdom of the old.
A well-run family meeting can make a huge difference on the trajectory of a family and its business. I’ve had the honor to work with several families and watch their family gain clarity, momentum, and camaraderie as a result of their annual family meetings. Most of these family leaders were unsure and hesitant at first […]
Most of the family leaders I meet know that SOMEDAY they will transfer ownership of the business over to the next generation. What they may not consider is the importance of WHEN that happens. Here are three important considerations family business owners should keep in mind: Did you forget what it felt like to want […]
I compare family businesses to professional sports teams often. I believe business is a competitive sport and there are many parallels we can learn between professional sports and professional business. Sports has shown us many great dynasties over the years with teams that have had decade-long success. Rarely does that success become repeatable over several […]
If you want your family business to succeed and win in the long run, at some point it needs to embrace professionalism. A business has a life cycle like a person. It’s a toddler (learning to walk), a teenager (a bit rebellious), and a young adult (more stable). We all know people that never grew […]