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What to do When You Feel Trapped in the Family Business

By Brandi Marek | March 28, 2023

Feeling obligated to join or stay in the family business, even if it’s not your passion or aligned with your career goals? Here’s what to do.

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Strategic Planning for Family Businesses: Using SWOT, PESTLE, and Ansoff

By Rob Ferguson | March 21, 2023

Develop a better strategic plan for your family business. Use these tools to uncover important factors that might otherwise be overlooked.

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The Family Business Priority Triad: a Strategy for Growth

By Rob Ferguson | March 14, 2023

There are 3 main priorities family business leaders can focus their strategy on: growth, control, and liquidity. Here is how the options play out.

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How to Set Boundaries Between Family and Business

By Brandi Marek | March 6, 2023

When you combine family with business, boundaries tend to blur. Here are 5 tips for preventing work from taking over your home life (and vice versa)

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Resolving Family Business Arguments. How to Have Better Conversations When You Disagree.

By Brandi Marek | February 27, 2023

When you combine business and family, even routine conversations can seem harder due to underlying feelings and family dynamics. How to have better conversations when you disagree.

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Famous Strategic Failures (and What We Can Learn From Them)

By Rob Ferguson | February 21, 2023

In this article, we examine the strategic failures of three famous companies and pull out some lessons we can learn from their mistakes.

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5 Keys to a Healthy Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | February 14, 2023

A healthy family business requires a balance between work and life. Family businesses can create a strong foundation for success and avoid common pitfalls by focusing on these five essential elements.

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Family business board of directors

Does Your Family Business Need a Board of Directors?

By Rob Ferguson | February 6, 2023

Does your family business have a board of directors? Does it need one? Here’s what you need to know about setting up a family business board.

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9 Keys to a Sustainable and Prosperous Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | January 31, 2023

Achieve sustainable prosperity for your family business by implementing these 9 key steps. Build a business that prospers for generations.

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6 Factors to Consider when Seeking Family Business Consulting Services

By Rob Ferguson | January 23, 2023

Smart family business leaders seek outside consultation when necessary. Here are 6 factors to consider when looking for business consulting services.

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How to Create a Family Business Culture Where People Thrive

By Brandi Marek | January 17, 2023

In a tight labor market, your culture can be a competitive advantage and one of the most important factors in determining your success. Here are 3 strategies for creating a family business culture where people thrive.

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Exit Planning Q&A with Rob Ferguson

By Rob Ferguson | January 10, 2023

Key takeaways and transcript from Rob’s interview about family business succession planning on the Influential Entrepreneurs podcast.

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