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  • Thinking ahead about transition

    At a conference table in the sleek, contemporary headquarters of Friedman Realty Group, a real estate investment and management firm in Gibbsboro, N.J., Brian K. Friedman and his son, David, are re...

  • From father to daughter

    Some women who have taken over a business from their fathers never even expected to work in the family company, let alone become the CEO. Yet once they took the helm, those daughters discovered tha...

  • Turning a family business into a family legacy

    In 1955, Herald Smith lost his management job with a trucking company and decided to strike out on his own.

    His son John M. Smith was 6 years old at the time. "That was scary, particular...

  • Starting at the bottom

    As Adam Povlitz was on his hands and knees scrubbing toilets at a local daycare center in 2009, he wondered if he had made the right decision in leaving his job at IBM to work for the family busine...

  • Cast in stucco: A succession plan takes shape

    It was on the radar screen, especially over the last five years. Succession planning was right there, on the "To Do" list. It was never really forgotten but somehow had gotten sidelined, ...

  • Follett looks toward the future

    Over its 142-year history, the Follett Corporation has metamorphosed from a humble used-textbook operation into a large, complex and far-reaching education provider. Meanwhile, the extended Follett...

  • Starting at the bottom at Anago Cleaning Systems

    When David Povlitz’s children started working at his company, Anago Cleaning Systems in Pompano Beach, Fla., their first assignments were at the low end of...

  • How Bithgroup Technologies was built

    Family Business Q&A: Robert L. Wallace

     

     

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  • Most Popular Content of 2015

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    Family ingathering

    In 2014, members of the family that owns Sycamore, Ill.-based IDEAL Industries participated in what was to be a routine telephone meeting to discuss arrangements for an upcoming Family Business Net...

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