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Sharing inspirations for Family Businesses around the worldby Business Families Foundation

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The multi-layered relationship of working with family members

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If family members work together, are they more likely to have multi-layered relationships with each other, rather than weak acquaintanceships? At BFF we witness families whose relationships are stronger because they are connected by the ‘glue’ of a family business. For this reason we particularly enjoy watching a mom-and-daughter team, […]

Are Women the Future of Canadian Family Businesses?

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Women are playing a larger role in the economy than ever before. They also make up over 60% of all university graduates. With this surge of women in both business and education, are women the future of Canadian family businesses? Find out here!

Extraordinary Women Leaders throughout History

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Leadership is an extraordinary human quality, and leadership in the face of adversity is inspirational. From politics to science, technology to philanthropy we take a look at inspirational and influential women pioneers from history and explore the current status of female leadership.

7 Things to Remember When Negotiating As a Woman

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Sooner or later, you will need to negotiate with someone in a position of power. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, older or younger, right or wrong. Negotiating is an established way of reconciling the different needs and visions of two different parties, and an inevitable stepping stone to a better future.

One 2-minute, high-impact activity scientifically-proven to boost the success of your next presentation

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Social psychologist Amy Cuddy recommends standing in a power pose in a private area prior to a high-stake social interaction, such as a presentation or interview.

5 Critical Things You Can Do to Retain Top Female Talent Today

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For some, the question of women leadership in the workforce is no longer a relevant question. Women around the world pursue ambitious education and careers and enjoy the same rights as men. What else do women want, they might ask. However, as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says in her classic TED talk “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders”, the numbers tell a different story.

Daughters in charge!

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Thinking about choosing a son to run your business? Well, here is why your daughter would be just as good (if not better) of a choice! There are many reasons for this decision, so take a look!





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Compass for Entrepreneurial Families

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.


Interactive Activities

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.

What Should We Talk About at Family Meetings?

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.

Communication is a delicate dance

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.

Imparting family values to the next generations

Watch Carolyn Greenspon, a 5th generation member of The New York Times Company founding family, describe the influence her late great-grand-mother still has on the family to this day, and how business family leaders can act as role models to inspire generations to come.


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.

Interaction between the junior and senior generations in a family business

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.


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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.

In Business With Your Spouse

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?


In Business With Your Spouse

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The Long-Term Survival of Family Business

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.


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