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Seeking Succession: Tips for In-Laws in the Family Business
Building Success: Do’s and Don’ts for Leadership Tips for In-Laws in the Family Business There are many potential landmines for in-laws in a family business environment. To navigate them successfully, keep the following simple steps in mind Acknowledge your role as an in-law. You are “family” with a caveat. Tread carefully and treat everyone with respect Understand the family’s unwritten laws. Observe and strive to uphold…
Seeking Succession: Family Business Decisions
Whoa! I was definitely not prepared for the meeting I just had with my client. Going into the meeting, I thought I was well prepared However, I came to realize that emotions have a way of clouding what appears to be very straightforward decisions. The meeting was to facilitate the client transferring substantial assets to his youngest son. The transfer was for estate tax planning purposes and to bring the youngest son up to parity with his older brothers based on earlier transfers…
New Wrinkles on How Family Businesses Sabotage Themselves
If you run a family business, you probably already know research indicates family-owned businesses tend to have better long-term financial performance than their counterparts that aren’t run by blood relations. And you’re probably well aware infighting among family members can lead to breakups, selloffs, and bankruptcies, as this history of the Shoen family’s U-Haul trucking empire shows. Or as any of these tales of woe from the newspaper business (the newspaper business!) show, from the Bancrof
Why family businesses should use poison pills
Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business
Analytics Education Boom
We review the state of Data analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science education in the USA and online. The US Education MS Analytics Degree boom started in 2012, but how will it compete with free online education I have recently helped a college to evaluate setting up online program in Data Analytics and that gave me a good opportunity to update KDnuggets directories for First, a…
Why Family Businesses Come Roaring out of Recessions
Data shows that family businesses outperform professionally-managed companies.
Family Business Leadership Advice
This week we're going to look at something that many family business leaders face, and that often makes them feel powerless. While they appear so powerful to others, deep down inside, well, maybe, not so much.
What Are Family Business Leadership Characteristics?
Effective family business leadership is the ability to consistently attract followers and influence their actions and attitudes and productivity at work.
Seeking Succession: Succession Planners, Exit Planners, Family Business Advisors: What’s the...
The Rawls Group is excited to announce our newest Associate Planner, Jeff Bannon! Family businesses and succession planning are close to Jeff’s heart. With the recent passing of the baton of his family’s law firm between his grandfather to his sister, Jeff has witnessed the benefits and rewards of a properly thought out succession plan Jeff brings with him several years of financial and estate planning…
What is Most Relevant About the New Tax Law? Part 3: EDUCATION
Since the creation under the Small Business Protection Act of 1996, 529 accounts have allowed savers to contribute after-tax dollars for the purpose of paying education expenses to the beneficiary. The money is invested and can grow tax-free. Withdrawals are tax-free if used for education expenses such as college tuition, books, room and board. Unlike …
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What Is Family Business Leadership? Do You Have What It Takes?
Wherever you look these days there’s always yet another course about leadership. Normally they highlight individuals with competencies and talents we simple common folks could never hope to have. And given that it is such a popular characteristic for business people, the secret of leadership is usually pitched by self-proclaimed experts who want to sell ... Read more
Education, Education, Family, School
UBA LEARN is an initiative of United Bank for Africa Welcoming students or families to get education and complement school.
Why You Should Consider a Community College Education
Contributed by: Nick Defenthaler, CFP® The cost of college, as we all know, has done nothing but skyrocket over the past 20 years. According to data by the U.S. Labor Department, the price index for college tuition grew nearly 80% between August 2003 and August 2013 as reported by US News & Wor
Top Picks' Mid-Year Winners: Tal Education
In MoneyShow's Top Picks 2018 report published at the start of the year, Scott Chan chose TAL Education (TAL) as his favorite stoc
How corporate cash bought higher education
A new book explores how corporations are privatizing public universities.
Golf team wins $10,000 for GPS Education Partners at First Business Invitational
A pair of golfers that includes BizTimes Media publisher Dan Meyer won the third annual First Business Bank Invitational golf tournament Monday at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield.
Why CXOs Need a Better Cyber-security Education
Despite growing threats and a lack of IT pros skilled in security, only one-fourth of CXOs see recruiting and retaining security pros as a priority.