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Entrepreneurship or family business or.... both?

Published April 12, 2021 Daniel Garrett Van Der Vliet | Feature Article

 In the United States, a recent count found nearly 4,000 courses and pro­grams in entrepreneurship at schools and universities. By contrast, there are slightly more than 100 programs in family b...


6 easy best practices for your next virtual family meeting

Published April 9, 2021 Kirby Rosplock, PhD | Feature Article

As we continue to live with COVID and the social distancing and precautions that are required, many family office professionals and advisors are wondering if we will ever return fully to in-person fam...


Succession planning in 60-seconds: Mistakes are part of the process

Published April 8, 2021 The CFAR expert team |

Why do people get anxious, worried, bothered when talking about succession planning?Think about it. Everything is at stake. When that happens, anxiety is a healthy response. It’s also a great m...


How the pandemic revealed some hidden family business gems

Published April 8, 2021 Caru U. Rock |

This March marks the one-year anniversary of Family Business Magazine’s shift to remote work following the outbreak of Covid. Our team pivoted well, moving to a virtual environment as ...


Celebration Corner: Perdue at 100

Published April 8, 2021 Scott Chase |

It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken, and a whole company to ring in 100 years of family business.


Vision Boards

Published April 8, 2021 RICHARD N. SEAMAN |

How engaging an outside board helps an owner step back and work on the business


Purposeful Growth at Michelman

Published April 7, 2021 Beth Braverman |

Executives from the Michelman, Cohen and Shifman families — related by marriage — have worked together to expand and diversify the company while focusing on values.Some families discuss current ev...


March/April 2021 Family Matters

Published March 31, 2021 |



At the Helm: Kent Johnson

Published March 31, 2021 Patricia Olsen |

A few minutes with the CEO of Highlights for Children, Columbus, Ohio.


A Letter to a Brother

Published March 31, 2021 Alison Hutchinson |

On being a good trustee


The 10-Year Transition

Published March 31, 2021 Margaret Steen |

In planning to turn over key roles in their snack-food company to the third generation, the Herr family took a long-term view.


An Insider's View

Published March 31, 2021 Joline Godfrey |

Effectively preparing heirs has taken on a new meaning in today's sociopolitical environment


Ensure Family Harmony

Published March 31, 2021 Charlie Carr |

How a dividend policy can help


NextGens to Watch 2021 call for nominations

Published March 24, 2021 |

Recognize a rising star in your family or in a family you know.


Going Direct: Best Practices in Family Office Direct Investing

Published March 18, 2021 Molly Simmons |

Part 2 in a 2-part series.


Blast from the Past

Published March 17, 2021 Kathi Ann Brown |

Harnessing the Power and Potential of History and Heritage


The audacious ask

Published March 16, 2021 |

On the delicate art of fearlessly asking “why”


Diversity is more than a strategy. It’s a philosophy.

Published March 9, 2021 Amy Cosper |

Let’s talk people, not charts


Going Direct: The Rise of the Family Office and Direct Investing

Published March 5, 2021 Molly Simmons |

Part 1 in a 2-part series.


Difficult conversations

Published March 1, 2021 Amy C. Cosper |

Yeah. You need to have these more often