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Grow and Sustain a Thriving Family Business


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Family Business Matters

Consulting Services that Build,
Grow and Sustain a Thriving Family Business
 
family business, consulting

Family Business Matters

Consulting Services that Build,
Grow and Sustain a Thriving Family Business
 
family business, consulting

Family Business Matters

Consulting Services that Build,
Grow and Sustain a Thriving Family Business
 

Guidance to Ensure Growth, Success and Wealth

David Bork of Family Business Matters is an original pioneer in the field of family business consulting and is among the world’s leaders in counseling family businesses. Since 1968, he has assisted over 450 families in charting their way through every imaginable family business issue. Family Business Matters is an international family business consulting firm with many decades of experience providing guidance and support on the necessary steps a family business must take to ensure growth, success and wealth.

Today, Family Business Matters incorporates other Family Business Matters Associates that assist with delivery of family business consulting services to family businesses worldwide. We’ve put the family business succession principals we teach our clients to work for our own company. Younger in age, our Family Business Matters Associates are able to bond with millenial aged family members to assure continuity in working with your family for years to come.

 

 

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Family Business Strategy

Every business needs a well-defined strategy. A business strategy, or business plan, involves developing a formal approach to how the business will function in the present as well as in the future. It’s no simple task to create a business strategy for any corporation, but developing a plan for a family-owned business can be especially complex because it involves a unique set of challenges.

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Succession Planning

One of the most important factors that contributes to whether a family business will survive and thrive generation after generation is a well-thought-out succession plan. Inevitably, those who are running a family business today will not be able to continue in their role forever. If the family wants the business to survive for many decades, the time to start planning for eventual succession is today.

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Selling a Family Business

Selling a family business can be a complicated matter, with many pieces and moving parts. If you decide that it’s time for a change, various options should be reviewed before you come to a decision about selling your family business. For example, the business can be sold or simply shut down. The family business can also be passed on to a new set of family successors.

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Family Business Facts

Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux, Rania Labaki teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the fields of finance and family business. Her recent interests revolve around the role of family emotions in financial decision making. She has come up with 10 Family Business facts that every family business member will want to review.

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Fast Track Programs

Fast Track Family Business Programs offered by Family Business Matters are designed to provide coaching and personalized guidance to a select group of family business owners who are highly dedicated to optimizing the future of their family business. The Fast Track Family Business Programs provides a unique educational opportunity that will help family business leaders establish boundaries.

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The Little Red Book

David Bork of Family Business Matters has authored the Little Red Book of Family Business, a pocket-sized book of wisdom about working and thriving in the complex and rewarding world of family business. The book highlights topics including family business boundaries, competence, competition in the family, being rich, sibling relationships, spouses and more.

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Latest Posts

When You Can’t “Read The Room” As You Consult During Covid

Most of the important tools used in consulting with families in business are not carried in a briefcase. Certainly, there is much to be learned from taking classes about business,  attending forums about consulting, and spending time with mentors. Over the years I have observed, however, that the most successful consultants for families in business come into the craft with some degree of natural talent. Video conferencing is light years better than just voices over a phone line. Consulting for families in business has always been about finding ways to make things work.

Consulting In The Time Of Covid: Meeting Your New Clients

Meeting the family members and any other players is not by any means the first step of a new consulting opportunity. Most likely you have spent time researching and there have been phone and email exchanges well before it is time to shake hands and make eye contact. I have had to make some big adjustments in my consulting practice, as I am sure everyone has. I am sure it has been a challenge for both sides.

The Bowen Family Systems Theory—Learning It Then Using It

Here is what you need to know going in: you must learn it well enough to teach it. To be a credible facilitator and consultant, when you say you can help, you must know every detail of your plan. Using the Bowen Theory for family business issues is no different than showing someone how to work on a car, walking others through how to play a new game, or even demonstrating the current cool hip hop moves. You must know it well enough to teach it with conviction.

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