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2021 NextGens to Watch: An Entrepreneurial Spark

If you aspire to pass your business down from generation to generation, you need a product or service in high demand, a strategic plan to achieve mana ...

Rethink your approach to branding

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For the Trefethen family, life is good and the wine is great. But the road to success has has its share of challenges.

CEOs to Watch nominations are open!

As the business world looks beyond the pandemic and considers the “new normal,” family firms need strong leadership to ensure generational continuity. ...

Ralph Brennan's core values

Ralph Brennan’s 5 Core Values (in his own words)1. Personal & Professional Growth“I want our team to be better a year from now than they are today ...

Brennan's: Old Is the New New

Ralph Brennan focuses on preserving legacy, reinventing tradition and reminding his staff and customers that 75 years is nothing in the New Orleans restaurant business.

Board Dysfunction: Who Is Ultimately Responsible?

We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line. The message is clear: Take diversity seriously, make the neces ...

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Are your family business ownership documents in order?

Members of a family business may be tempted to adopt ownership documents (such as shareholder, partnership and LLC agreements) that are less robust th ...


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