COVID-19

Intergenerational transitions go Zoom!

Many things have changed for families during this COVID-19 crisis, but not the complexity associated with intergenerational transitions in family businesses. The many stated (and loads of unstated) reasons for ... Read More →


Leadership advice for these uncertain times

Dennis Snow of Snow & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in customer service, employee development and leadership, offers tips on managing teams who are working during the COVID-19 pandemic:

1. ... Read More →


Graeter’s adapts, with history as its guide

People still want ice cream in a pandemic — but how they get it is changing.

Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 150-year-old family-owned craft ice cream maker, is finding its way ... Read More →


Just Born resuming production after precautionary hiatus

Just Born Quality Confections, the Bethlehem, Pa.-based maker of Peeps, Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales and other beloved candy products, will resume operations May 4 after a hiatus that began ... Read More →


Keeping the Family Connected in Self-Isolation

What does a family meeting look like when family members can’t actually meet?

In today’s world of social distancing, travel bans and shelter-in-place protocols, many families are being forced to ... Read More →


Lee Company pivots to aid ventilator-making effort

As General Motors and other companies push to make ventilators to help COVID-19 patients streaming into U.S. hospitals, the Lee Company of Westbrook, Conn., has adjusted its systems to join ... Read More →


Now is a great time to transfer stock to heirs

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are dire, and family businesses are not immune to the economic fallout from the virus. Yet we are confident that family businesses are ... Read More →


Preparing for success in the post-pandemic future

While we are being overwhelmed by a deluge of information on how to “survive” the COVID-19 pandemic, the astute among us are turning their attention to how the post-pandemic future ... Read More →


Strategic responses to COVID-19 upheaval

As family firms have responded to the economic upheaval caused by the spread of COVID-19 to the United States, we’ve observed the following principles in operation:

Transparency. Business leaders ... Read More →


COVID-19 requires changes in plans for business and family

Family businesses have adjusted their business and family governance practices to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bush Brothers & Company, the Knoxville, Tenn., maker of BUSH’S BEST brand canned beans, ... Read More →