It is Personal – Very Personal

It is Personal – Very Personal

(by Richard Segal, as appeared at SegalConsultingBiz.com) One of our most common catch phrases these days is, “It’s not personal.” I’m not sure what that means, or where it came from? It seems to be some action taken by someone else that clearly affects your life, but...
Scaling up a family business

Scaling up a family business

(Article by JAMES WADDELL AND CLAIRE MILLER for BQLive) Creating any successful business is a very personal achievement.  The closeness of the relationship, and shared vision and values, can often be a family business’ core strength.  However, that intensity can also...
Why Fresh Eyes Are Key for Family Businesses

Why Fresh Eyes Are Key for Family Businesses

(by Gene Rebeck writing for Twin Cities Business) Every family business is different, yet they all share many of the same challenges. And most of those challenges fall under one category: the future. With headquarters in North Mankato, Coughlan Cos. has passed through...
Four reasons why family businesses fail

Four reasons why family businesses fail

(Written by David Harland for Smart Company) Many of the world’s most successful businesses are run by multigenerational families. Walmart, BMW and Samsung are three prominent examples. But while over 70% of Australian businesses are family run, only 30% survive...

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