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  • Celebration Corner

    R.M. Wade & Co., founded in Oregon in 1865 as a hardware and dry goods store, soon began selling agriculture implements, buggies and hardware to farmers. The company opened a manufacturing divi...

  • What capabilities does the next generation need?

    Family business adviser and researcher Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D., has been working on a “100-Year Family Enterprise Project,” a study of successful business families from around the world. Th...

  • New Directions

    In 2014, seven years into his tenure as CEO of the Leonard Holding Company, Neal Leonard was forced to make the decision his family had tried for years to forestall: closing L&H Packing, the co...

  • Christmas at Cliff Lawn

    Cliff Lawn, the 105-year-old Hill family home in Nashville, has hosted six generations of the Hill family at Christmastime. Home to Barry and Wentworth Caldwell Jr. since 1973, Cliff Lawn has been ...

  • Greg Norman's 200-year foresight

    Most businesses owe their existence to their founder's genius, talent, luck or just plain hard work. One of the major obstacles to passing those companies to family members is the need to repla...

  • What your estate and trust plans say about your family legacy

    As successful business owners, you understand that carefully crafted estate and trust plans provide the tools for families to safeguard assets and protect their financial security. But these plans ...

  • 10 Fates That Can Befall Your Business

    Barbara Roberts, entrepreneur-in-residence at Columbia Business School, serves as a board member and consultant to family-owned and venture-backed private companies and consults to families on succ...

  • Your family brand: your biggest asset

    Any family business owner can appreciate the marketing and purchasing mindset that buying local is better.

    Every family business started as a local company. But staying local is not typically...

  • Family Business Q&A: The Need for a Family Council

    Henry Hunte

    Board member and co-chair of Family Owners Council, H.G. Fenton Company

    Please provide some information about your company.

  • Family Business Q&A: Chris Herschend

    Chris Herschend, Vice Chairman
    Herschend Enterprises, Herschend Family Entertainment

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