How Do You Know Your Family Business Is Profitable?

We talk to dozens of new prospective family business clients each year. When we get to the part of the conversation where we discuss their company’s financial performance, a rather large percentage of people say, “Our company is very profitable.” My response is...

Setting Your 2016 Family Business Goals

This morning as I looked out the window, there was a lone heron gingerly pacing along the edge of our pond. He was a study in patience and vigilance. His goal was very simple: he was looking for his morning meal. His next goal was to survive another few hours until...

Coming Attractions: The Family Business Institute in 2016

We’ve had a fun and exciting 2015, and we hope you’re approaching the end of the calendar year with a full head of steam. The team at The Family Business Institute is planning lots of changes and new service offerings in the coming year, so we thought we’d give you a...