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Live Longer and Prosper

July 4th, 2018

Live Longer and Prosper Read the Campden Family Business article here.  

A novel way to solve the business succession crisis

January 30th, 2018

One of the biggest risks in the economy is the fumbled hand-off of family businesses from one generation to the next. The expression “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” sums this up nicely: the first generation builds a successful business, the second generation carries on in a diminished way, and …

Le soleil où vous le voulez, quand vous le voulez

July 13th, 2017

Le Québec regorge d’entrepreneurs passionnés qui tentent de mettre à profit une idée ou un concept novateur. François Moisan étudie le génie électrique à l’École de technologie supérieure lorsqu’il se retrouve aux prises avec un problème inusité. Il doit analyser les caractéristiques d’un panneau solaire dans le cadre d’un projet …

La Magie d’Expo et son Magicien en Chef

April 27th, 2017

Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien se souvient de tout. Il a beau avoir 89 ans, la mécanique de sa mémoire est intacte. Aucun détail sur Expo 67, dont il fut le directeur des exploitations, ne lui échappe. « On a réglé à midi moins cinq. Tout le monde pleurait de joie. On avait …

Spearheading four generations to secure Quebec’s place on the global stage

April 27th, 2017

How do you put your mark on a family business without diminishing the role and expertise of your parents and siblings, while also making room for your wife, children and niece? That was the challenge Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III took on when he became president and CEO of his …

A novel way to solve the business succession crisis

October 14th, 2016

Better planning, documentation and family communication are among the usual remedies prescribed to relieve the succession crisis. But none address the real problem. As the patriarch of one business family once said to me, “The hardest part is figuring out whether your children are worthy or capable of following in …

Comment hacker votre quotidien au travail? | LesAffaires.com

January 6th, 2016

J’ai eu le privilège de croiser le chemin d’un homme remarquable lors de mon reportage à Miami, en Floride, à la fin de 2015. Il s’agit de Charles Ellis, un monsieur de près de 80 ans à la joie de vivre rafraîchissante. Oui, un monsieur à l’oeil vif et au …

Business Families Foundation organizes Family Matters Forum 2015 in Miami | Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien

October 29th, 2015

BUSINESS FAMILIES FOUNDATION ORGANIZES FAMILY MATTERS FORUM 2015 IN MIAMI From November 19th to 22nd, 2015, Business Families Foundation, founded by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation, will hold a Forum in Miami, Florida, dedicated to families in business. You’re invited to join us at this exciting event, which will allow …

Championnes en Bourse – La Presse with François de Gaspé Beaubien

October 23rd, 2015

François de Gaspé Beaubien, qui sera un des conférenciers le mois prochain au forum international « Family Matters » de Miami, n’est pas surpris du rendement obtenu par l’indice des sociétés publiques canadiennes sous contrôle familial. « C’est plus difficile pour une compagnie en Bourse de viser le long terme. Ce n’est pas …

China family-run companies face succession issue – Business – News – The Independent

September 4th, 2015

Chinese children are turning away from their family businessin a trend that could cause havoc in the world’s second largest economy. As China’s first generation entrepreneurs hit retirement age, a new survey by Peking University has revealed that 80 per cent of the next generation are unwilling to take over …

University of Alberta: Business Alumni Award winners announced

August 13th, 2015

Tim Melton:  Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding achievements that have earned national and international prominence. Tim Melton has achieved incredible success in the 45 years since graduating from the Alberta School of Business. As executive chair of Melcor, Tim is the third generation of his family to lead the company. …

Is your business serving your lifestyle or is it the other way around?

August 10th, 2015

Is  your business serving your lifestyle or is it the other way around? The entrepreneurial lifestyle should be a means to an end. It’s about enjoying the fruit of your labour with your family. via Monthly Position Papers | Stefan Voswinkel.

Women Leading the Way in Family Businesses – CPA Ontario

August 10th, 2015

Globally, 70 per cent of the world’s largest family businesses are considering a woman for their next CEO. With women filling leadership ranks faster and more often than their non-family enterprise counterparts, many Canadian businesses are experiencing the performance benefits that can be derived from a female leading the way. …

Family Matters Forum

June 23rd, 2015

Business Families Foundation presents its first Family Matters Forum in Miami, Florida. The event will bring together enterprising family members and thought leaders to envision the future of family business. via Family Matters Forum.

La Caisse announces the creation of Espace CDPQ

May 30th, 2015

MONTREAL, May 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced today the creation of Espace CDPQ, an entrepreneurial ecosystem dedicated to the innovation and globalization of Québec businesses. Located in Place Ville Marie, at the heart of Montréal’s business district, and bringing together a …

Business Families Foundation and RBC partner to keep more businesses in the family

May 14th, 2015

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 –  As family business owners are naturally focused on planning for the next two or three years, it can be challenging to find the time needed to plan longer-term – especially for retirement and the transition of the business to the next generation and beyond. via Business …

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