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  • The ABCs of PE

    Private equity investors know good opportunities when they see them. And right now, their eyes are trained on family enterprises.

    For starters, these savvy investors know that profitable fami...

  • A buyout without bitterness

    What began as a more or less regular gathering of the four Flanagan brothers for high-level discussions about ownership of their business took a new turn in the fall of 2012. Two of the siblings, M...

  • #MeToo can affect you, too

    The #MeToo movement, sparked by October 2017 articles in the New York Times and New Yorker detailing sexual harassment and assault claims against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, trig...

  • New ideas from a new generation

    Travis Klassen was a 25-year-old high school dropout working for his family’s Canadian trucking company, Valley Carriers, when he started studying business leadership and realized how little he k...

  • Women at the wheel

    Perseverance is the key to success for women whose family businesses operate in male-dominated industries.

     

    Barbara ...

  • From slave labor to thriving business: The storied history of McKissack & McKissack

    In the fifth generation, twin sisters went separate ways professionally while keeping the family together.

    Craft a strong buy-sell agreement to keep the business in the family

    It’s a dream for most families: build a successful business and eventually pass ownership of the company to the next generation and, hopefully, many generations after them.

    But too many bus...

  • Avoiding family philanthropy pitfalls

     

    Philanthropy may keep family members engaged in the family business (including those not otherwise working in it) and can pro...

  • A billion-dollar family business goes non-profit

    When J. Mark Baiada turned 70 in 2016, he had more to celebrate than just a big birthday. Bayada Home Health Care, the business he had founded in 1975, was genera...

  • Cascading force for good

     

    In just one generation, Cascade Engineering has achieved considerable business success, while also striving to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Fred P. Keller, wh...

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