Our unique, collaborative approach focuses on balancing interpersonal, operational, and financial issues to help family and closely held businesses achieve breakthrough success.


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Considered the top experts and most respected names in the field of family business our consultants will educate, engage, and inspire your audience with their insight, experience, and depth of first-hand knowledge.


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Roundtables are a gathering of seven to nine CEOs where, with the assistance of professional facilitators, non-competing leaders can openly review their companies in an effort to build breakthrough success.


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Wayne Rivers talks Turnaround Tips on MSNBC
Family Business Institute President Wayne Rivers, talks on CNN about Recession Opportunities for Family Businesses and closely held businesses. View Video...

The Latest Family Business Research

The top challenges facing family businesses today—other than the challenging economy—have to do with transitioning the business to a subsequent generation

The 90 Best Practices for Recession Survival (and Maybe Prosperity)

In hard times, the absolute, number one, unequivocal most important thing to do is to protect your cash:
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The Hardest of Hard Times

Even the hardest of times in the case of a death, might just present a chance at rejuvenation and reinvention



Questions Every Business Owner should Answer.

This assessment tool is designed to help you:

• Identify your business and family strengths and weaknesses
• Establish your priorities
• Work ON your business rather than In your business.

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