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  • A company driven by growth

    The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies was founded with a single Toyota dealership Larry and his wife, Gail, bought in 1979. Today, the group consists of 80 companies with about 10,000 employees, g...

  • How family offices serve families' needs

    Five years after her entrepreneur husband died in 2000, Michele Rollins decided her children needed to be brought in on the family’s financial arrangements.

    The late John W. Rollins Sr. had...

  • Succession progression

    Many of us are aware that more than half of U.S. GDP comes from family-controlled businesses. Yeah, we family business owners are kind of a big deal. We also provide millions of jobs, help give mea...

  • A NextGen entrepreneur's new brand

    NextGens who join their family business often make a number of changes to modernize the company, such as upgrading the technology and increasing the company’s presence on social media. It’s onl...

  • A seasoned family business

    It’s fair to say Lodge Manufacturing has kept the small town of South Pittsburg, Tenn., going since 1896, the year Joseph Lodge opened his first foundry. The company, known for its cast iron prod...

  • NextGens to Watch

    In order to sustain your family business for multiple generations, you need NextGen members who are prepared to serve as responsible stewards. This extends beyond the financial aspects of ownership...

  • An unquestionably good reason to plan

    The WM Fares Group of Halifax, N.S., began planning for generational transition when the three second-generation siblings began asking questions about how decisio...

  • Family council documents provide purpose and structure

    Developing a family council checks a lot of boxes for a growing multigenerational family business. A family council provides a mechanism to engage and educate family members in a setting that inclu...

  • Sweet success with salt water taffy

    Salt water taffy and caramel popcorn are timeless treats to enjoy on a classic U.S. beach vacation. For more than 100 years, Dolle’s on the Ocean City, Md., boa...

  • Creating shareholder liquidity: A checklist before going public

    There is now a real investor desire, and even a need, for strong companies to be in the public markets. According to a May 2017 Ernst & Young report, the number of domestically incorporated U.S...

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