Harry Martin, a Family Business Advisor and Family Office Expert, explains why good parenting is the necessary ingredient to create business families who have the values and disciplines to be sustainable in the long-term. To hear more, visit: http://businessfamilies.org/en/dashboard/?v=62696375
Dr. Lee Hausner of California shares her views of how affluent business families can help children become responsible with money early on in their lives, and understand the limitations and expectations around money. To hear more, visit: http://businessfamilies.org/en/dashboard/?v=62355914
A summary of “Firm philanthropy in small and medium sized family firms: The effects of family involvement in ownership and management” by Campopiano, De Massis and Chirico (Family Business Review, September 2014.) The study concluded that family ownership increases firm philanthropy
An overview of Business Families Foundation’s Family Matters Forum, which will take place from November 19th-22nd in Miami, Florida. The event will bring together enterprising family members and thought leaders to envision the future of family business over the next 25 years.
Compass for Entrepreneurial Families is an educational program developed by Business Families Foundation to provide business families with a better understanding of fundamental, contemporary concepts.
Need help making important decisions? We’ve spoken to hundreds of families who have lived it. We’ll ask you the tough questions to guide you in finding the right solutions for your family and your business.
Play this interactive game to keep the family glue strong and to address issues around family communication and governance.
Relatable Case Stories
Want to see how it’s done? We’ll provide you with relatable business family scenarios so you can learn how to better handle difficult situations, anticipate common reactions, and avoid unnecessary conflict.
Messages can be misinterpreted, ideas can be misunderstood, and we often say more with our bodies than we do with our words. In a family business context, there is an added level of complexity in regard to balancing family and business communication.
Family Business Interviews
Searching for advice? We’ve collected hundreds of interviews. Listen to your peers speak about overcoming challenges and learn from their triumphs and failures to set your family and business on track for success.
Listen to David as he shares a personal anecdote regarding the introduction of a family business to the new generation. Introducing the company's history to the new generation can spark passion and loyalty at a young age. This passion is especially important to family businesses who often rely on the next generation as successors of the business.
Advice From Leading Experts
Seeking solutions? Hear from our specialists on best practices and strategies for dealing with common and complex family business issues. Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise they have to offer.
Watch Professor John Davis of Harvard Business School talk about the importance of reinforcing partnering between the junior and senior generations in a family business. In a family business, it is important to familiarize the rising generation with the business early on, so that they can take on responsibilities sooner.
Passionate about family business? Browse our interesting and thought-provoking collection of family business tips, tricks and stats! In reading them, we promise you’ll learn a thing or two about family business.
For some, the notion of working with a husband or wife is a desirable personal and professional scenario. If this partnership works well, husband-wife businesses are spectacular. However, if it does not work out, it can be devastating for the company and the marriage. But what do you need to consider when it comes to setting up a business with your life partner?
The Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management has a mission to study corporate governance and provide practical insights for companies about what good governance means.