Family Business Succession Planning

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My Top 10 Tips to Shorten the Life of Your Family Business

Top 10 Tips to Shorten the Life of a Family Business

I’ve certainly enjoyed more than my fair share of quality time on airplanes to contemplate some of the fascinating family business stories I’ve collected on the speaking circuit. It’s pretty common for professional speakers to spend a little time with audience members who confess their stories and share details about their family firm fiascos after […]

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Why Banking on Old Succession Planning Advice is Toast

When banks weigh in on the subject of family business and succession planning it’s kind of like watching a football player teach dance moves to a ballerina. Business owners couldn’t find a more ill-suited source of information on a hugely important issue. Banks are big and careful and always quick to offer two-handed advice: “on […]

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