The Three Systems Within Every Family Business and How to Balance ThemFebruary 7, 2013

A family business is defined in terms of three systems: the company itself, the family attached to it, and the owners. Understanding how these three systems work in your family business and maintaining a “healthy balance” can play an important role in ensuring long-term sustainability of your family business.   The Business System includes the …

12 Signs Your Family Business Might be “Unhealthy”January 31, 2013

Why do some family businesses prosper generation after generation and why do some flounder or fail? When multiple family members control business ownership and management over time, it’s natural that the business—and the family—will see success or struggle based on things they can and cannot control. Understanding “healthy” and “unhealthy” indicators common to all family …