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Why your family business needs a shared vision

By Rob Ferguson | April 23, 2024

Your Shared Vision inspires others why the company exists, what its goals and priorities are, and what its legacy is going to be. Want alignment? You need a shared vision!

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Why Leadership Matters

Why Leadership Matters in Your Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | April 16, 2024

The quality of your leadership impacts everything in your family business. Here are some insights to help you develop better leadership in your company.

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6 Ideas for Extending the Lifespan of Your Family Business

By Ferguson Alliance | April 9, 2024

Organizational longevity is usually a pretty good measure of success in the business world. It speaks of resilience, adaptability – and the ability to weather storms in an ever-changing economic landscape.

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Financial Fundamentals for Family Businesses: A Simple Guide

By Tom Anderson | April 2, 2024

Financial capital is the lifeblood of every family enterprise, just like any other business. And to guarantee the progress and longevity of your family business, it is crucial to maintain healthy financial fundamentals over the longer period of time. Here’s what you need to know.

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Building Better Teams: The Art of Effective Onboarding

By Brandi Marek | March 19, 2024

Perhaps no business process is as undervalued and untapped as the onboarding of new team members. Here’s how to do it right.

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Governing Your Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | March 12, 2024

Every family business, no matter its size or age, needs a system of governance that ensures its success, prosperity, and continuity from generation to generation.

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Tax Implications for Family Businesses

By Tom Anderson | March 4, 2024

When it comes to taxes, family businesses have unique considerations – and extra rules that quickly can become confusing and burdensome. Here’s what you need to know.

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Solving Financial Challenges for Family Businesses

By Tom Anderson | February 27, 2024

Leading a family business organization is a complex effort – don’t let anyone try to convince you it’s easy! Here are some of the most common financial challenges we see in family businesses – along with some potential solutions.

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Managing Team Dynamics in a Family Business

By Brandi Marek | February 20, 2024

As a family business leader, creating and leading a high-performing team is perhaps the most important thing you do. At Ferguson Alliance, we’ve identified the following steps as good practice when thoughtfully engaging a team.

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Family Business Financing Misconceptions: 7 Myths

By Tom Anderson | February 13, 2024

Here are 7 of the most powerful financing myths we’ve encountered in our years as family business consultants…

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Transformational Leadership in Family Business: The Value of Marginal Change

By Rob Ferguson | February 6, 2024

Don’t let intimidation over making radical, revolutionary changes keep you from making small manageable ones. Use the power of marginal change to create transformation in your business.

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Strategy Making for the Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | January 30, 2024

Strategy becomes a guiding philosophy that helps you make wiser decisions at all levels of the organization, it encourages innovation and contributes to the resilience and success of the family business over many generations.

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