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Final Point

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

What keeps U.S. business owners up at night?

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Family business longevity examined in a new light

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector | Feature Article

Survival statistics have often been used to equate business exit with failure. That limited perspective doesn't consider a family's role as wealth creators.

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Star-spangled survival

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

As of this writing, the state of the American economy is grim. The state of American politics is contentious. But the state of American family businesses is resolute.Naturally, some have been more suc...

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America's oldest family companies: Index by state

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companies  Index by state                   ...

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America's oldest family companies list: Page 5

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companiesPAGE 5* Denotes new listing 83 (tie) 1851C.H. Guenther & Son Inc.Guenther familyFood products/San Antonio, TXwww.chguenther.comCarl...

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America's oldest family companies list: Page 4

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companiesPAGE 4* Denotes new listing 62 1840Antoine’s RestaurantAlciatore, Guste, Blount familiesRestaurant/New Orleans, LAwww.antoines.comThi...

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America's oldest family companies list: Page 3

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companiesPAGE 3* Denotes new listing 40 (tie) 1825M.A. Patout & Son Ltd.Patout familySugar, syrup, molasses/Patoutville, LAwww.mapatout....

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America's oldest family companies list: Page 2

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companiesPAGE 2 * Denotes new listing 21 1774Stuart Land & Cattle Co.Stuart familyCattle/Rosedale, VAHenry Smith started Clifton Farm in...

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America's oldest family companies list: Page 1

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The Family Business 100: America’s oldest family companies PAGE 1* Denotes new listing 17th Century  1 1623Avedis Zildjian Co.Zildjian familyCymbals/Norwell, MAwww.zildjian.comFo...

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America's oldest family companies: Introduction

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

The heroic survivors on our Family Business 100 list have devised a variety of strategies for sustaining their family enterprises.

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The Family Business Survey

Published November 10, 2011 Barbara Spector |

In the summer of 2011 we queried American family business owners about their ownership, leadership and management practices. Their responses demonstrate their great diversity -- and raise some red flags.

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Autumn 2011 Toolbox

Published September 2, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

Reviews of books by Mark T. Green and Gerard T. Donnellan. Also: An adventurous approach to philanthropy.

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Autumn 2011 Openers

Published September 2, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

A lumber baron's ill-willed-will; London rioters destroy a 144-year-old family business; and more.

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Team leadership

Published September 2, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

The New Testament says no one can serve two masters, and the U.S. Armed Forces require unity of command. But many family companies have found success with a team of co-leaders, rather than a single CE...

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Summer 2011 Toolbox

Published June 3, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

Reviews of new books from IMD and the Aspen Family Business Group.

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Summer 2011 Openers

Published June 3, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

A Family Enterprise USA study found that family firms see a need for outreach to lawmakers and the public.

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Leverage your legacy

Published June 3, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

If you’ve been to business school, you’ve likely learned how a corporation can leverage its vision, mission and values. If you own a family business, you can take this one step further &md...

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Spring 2011 Toolbox

Published April 4, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

Celebrating, and capitalizing on. family firms' inherent duality; advice from the trenches; your family business story on film.

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Spring 2011 Openers

Published April 4, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

Survey: Family firms confident about ability to compete effectively.

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Challenges at Hermes

Published April 4, 2011 Barbara Spector | Departments

As we prepared to publish this issue, news reports were circulating about a new holding company created by the family that controls Hermès International as a defense against a potential takeove...

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