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The Biggest Mistakes Family Businesses Make With Their Boards

Family business researcher, lecturer, and advisor Claudia Binz Astrachan has studied first-hand how effective boards of directors steer family business management towards strategies that make the Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Advice for Family Business Successors: Be Humble and Curious

  David Bentall found out the hard way that his leadership of his family's construction and real estate firm wasn't working: his own uncle removed him from the company. Losing his job was a Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Should Your Next CEO be From Outside the Family?

In her discussion with Matt Nielsen of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International, Editor Kimberly Eddleston goes into a sensitive topic for many family firms: whether an outside leader is better equipped Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Non-Family Board Members Bring Perspective and Growth

What happens at a family firm with shared ownership and leadership? Matt Nielsen, Managing Director of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International Europe, is candid about the disagreements and stalemate Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Growing Pains? Advice to Recharge and Sustain Growth

Over time, family firms often experience growing pains. The growth of their business may outpace their infrastructure and processes, or their infrastructure and processes may be stifling their Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

From Startup to Midsized Company: Managing the Growing Pains

  With a great product, smart strategy and lots of hard work, a startup can mature into a midsized company, defined as a firm with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue. This stage is Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Family Firm Values Start at an Early Age

In her third interview with Familybusiness.org, Mitzi Perdue shares strategies from her book entitled, " How to Communicate Values to Children So They'll Love It ." Values, as she points out, help Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Thought Leader Dennis Jaffe: What the Best Family Businesses Get Right

  Dennis Jaffe is a thought leader on family businesses -- an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist, and one of the architects of the emerging field of family enterprise Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Serial Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Noah Alper of Noah's Bagels

  Noah Alper is best known for the business that bears his name: the West Coast chain Noah's Bagels. But he has started and exited several other businesses, including Bread & Circus, an East Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday

Family Firms Can Optimize Women's Strengths

Family businesses are far ahead of non-family businesses in letting women help shape important decisions, but both the family firms and the women themselves must make some changes in order to Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston