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The hub and spoke trap: 7 signs and 5 solutions

By Brandi Marek | September 6, 2022

In the early days, many small business owners find being the person making all the decisions to be exhilarating. Over time, the excitement wears off, and they find it exhausting instead. Especially when it means that you can’t fully take time off. Here’s how to break free.

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Rob and Brandi interview on NY Business Leaders: family business growth and prosperity

By Rob Ferguson | August 30, 2022

Family businesses and corporate businesses are pretty much the same and have the same problems. The difference: in a family business, you go to Thanksgiving dinner with your shareholders and employees.

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Conducting Performance Reviews for Family Members

By Rob Ferguson | August 23, 2022

Conducting performance reviews on family members can be challenging. Here are our top three tips to make it easier to improve performance and maintain family harmony.

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Managing talent in a family business: 7 challenges and 4 solutions

By Rob Ferguson | August 16, 2022

It’s challenging to find and retain employees. When you combine family + business, you get some unique challenges that non-family businesses don’t face.

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How to build a world-class sales team

By David Schlosberg | August 9, 2022

Sales is the lifeblood of any business. Here are 6 steps to building a great sales team for your organization.

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When do you leave the family business?

By Brandi Marek | August 2, 2022

What do you do when you’re ready to leave…and it’s the right decision for YOU…but it feels like everyone in the family is counting on you? An interview with Brandi Marek

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5 Signs your Family Business is too Dependent on You

By David Schlosberg | July 26, 2022

If you were to draw a picture that visually represents your role in your business, what would it look like? Are you at the top of an organizational chart? Or are you stuck in the middle of your business like a hub in a bicycle wheel? When you’re positioned as a hub, everything needs to…

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The art of leadership-ing

By Rob Ferguson | July 19, 2022

Great leaders are made, not born. They bring the future forward and inspire everyone around them to greatness through the actions of leadership-ing

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What to do with your family business when you’re ready to retire?

By Rob Ferguson | July 12, 2022

Most business owners wait too long to answer this question. If you’re still 5 or more years away from retirement, NOW is when you need to think about the following

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Why Leadership Matters in Your Family Business

By Rob Ferguson | July 5, 2022

Leadership quality impacts everything in your organization. Here are some insights to help you develop better leadership in your company.

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3 keys to creating alignment in your family business

By Rob Ferguson | June 28, 2022

Having a brilliant vision and strategy doesn’t make a difference if you can’t get your leaders and employees to embrace that purpose and vision – and align their actions towards it. Here’s how to do that.

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Tips for conducting business during an inflation

By Rob Ferguson | June 21, 2022

The economy changes dramatically when inflation rises above 6–8%. Here are 10 tips to help family business owners get ahead of the game

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