It Isn’t Always Fighting: Family Business Conflict

Can you recognize family business conflict? Few people are eager to admit their family has conflict. Especially now that social media reminds us daily that our friends have perfectly harmonious families (!), it can feel like a failing to admit that there are tensions...

Should You Sell Your Family Business?

Updated July 30, 2018 | Originally published July 27, 2017 To sell or not to sell the family business? The right answer is not the same for everyone– it is whatever works for you and your family. The decision of whether or not to sell the family business is often a...

Collaborative Law: Resolving Disputes, Without Burning Bridges

Overcome Conflict with Legal Representation but Without Going to Court By R. Paul Faxon, JD, Senior Consultant In our litigious society, many people think first of going to court to resolve their disputes. But “lawyering up” doesn’t have to mean “going to war” and...

How to Start a Difficult Conversation

Putting off that awkward conversation because you hate conflict? Many of us will go out of our way to avoid difficult conversations with loved ones, because we worry about making the situation worse. In reality, ignoring a troublesome situation will almost always make...

Harmonize Through Conflict in Family Business

“We don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. Only notes that are different can harmonize. The same is true with people.”  Steve Goodier All enterprising families experience conflict, and how to handle conflict is a top concern for family...

Planning a Successful Career Path for Family Employees

Family Member Employment Strategies Family employees can be a double-edged sword for the family business. They often display profound commitment to the enterprise, but if their employment does not work out for one reason or another it can be enormously disruptive to...
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