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Part 1: Daniel Isenberg On The Value Of Contrarian Entrepreneurs
Babson Global professor and author of ‘Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid’ discusses super chickens, mud-runs, and innovative education models in Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Steve Forbes.
Part 2: Behind Every Great Entrepreneur Is A Great Entrepreneur
Daniel Isenberg, author of “Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid,” talks to Steve Forbes about entrepreneurial failures, successful micro-enterprises in Rwanda, and why startups must think globally in order to truly endure. Part 2 of 2.
“Succession Planning for a Family Business” Part 1 of 3
Michael Gray interviews attorney John Hopkins for Financial Insider Weekly about how to determine which child gets what proportion of your family business and some unique issues that come up when planning for the future of your family business. Part 1 of 3.
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
Pramodita Sharma: Research on Women in Family Business
Pramodita Sharma describes recent research trends regarding women in family business. She notes which trends are most relevant to women currently working in a family business, and she describes promising areas for future research.
David Bork on Family Business Boundaries
David Bork describes seven critical boundary issues for family businesses: compensation, succession, siblings, spouses, non-family executives, spouses of family members, and confidentiality.
James Olan Hutcheson on “The Six Reasons Why Family Businesses Fail”
James Olan Hutcheson describes the six reasons for family business failure: a poor business concept; inexperienced management; poor planning; inadequate capital; inadequate financial controls; and “the family effect”.
“Talking Business Strategy” with David Norris, Business Consultant
David Norris from Active Assist Business Consultancy, discusses the “take five rule”, running effective boards in family businesses and the order of magnitude benefits on turnover by narrowing the business focus for small companies.
How to Create Camaraderie in Your Family Business
Family Business Coach, Pete Walsh, encourages family businesses to get out of the office and create camaraderie. Go on a camping trip, spa weekend, golf trip or whatever you like to do.
12 Ways To Save Your Family Business
At the 2013 Top Producer Seminar, Tom Deans, author of “Every Family’s Business,” explains how to secure success and prosperity with your family business.
The Family Business FORUM – Larry Klar
Transferring Your Business: Exploring Some Tax Issues in Succession Planning
Larry Klar — Argosy Partners Ltd. Succession Fund
Equity to Help Your Family Succeed in Business Succession
Succession planning should be a deliberate process and not a one-time event. Business owners should realize that the best time to plan is when you can afford the time to properly evaluate alternatives and seek input from professional advisors. You ideally never want to be forced to accelerate your family business succession because of illness, divorce or death, so be prudent and plan ahead with care and candor.
The Succession Fund of Toronto buys shares from selling shareholders in owner-operated businesses, and helps resolve family business ownership transition issues. The Succession Fund adds value by improving the depth of management teams, and providing financial and strategic input to support corporate growth plans. The Succession Fund helps family business owners/founders achieve a partial liquidity solution by taking “Chips off the Table”™.
Larry is the Managing Partner of The Succession Fund, and a Partner with the merchant banking firm Argosy Partners. He is an accomplished professional in the mid-market private equity business. Larry is on the Board of the Family Firm Institute’s Ontario Chapter.
Small Business Management–All in the Family and Beyond
Published on Jan 8, 2013
Ronald Norelli, Northeastern alumnus, and president and CEO of Norelli & Company; and Kimberly Eddleston, associate editor of The Journal of Family Business Strategy and associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, discussed succession planning and other management strategies for small and family businesses. They talked about trends in innovation and organizational change for small businesses, and discussed how they must periodically transform themselves to improve or sustain their competitive positioning.
You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop? Presenter: Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital. Recorded: February 27, 2008
Small businesses worry about the fiscal cliff
Owners of a limousine company and a jewelry business weigh in on what the fiscal cliff means for their bottom lines.
Richard Branson announces an amazing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs
52,000 reasons to start your own business
Calling all young entrepreneurs. To support the Government’s Start-Up loans scheme, we’re offering one lucky start up the once in a lifetime opportunity to sponsor Newcastle United. We’re calling it The Big Kick Off, because it’s a fantastic way to launch your new business in style. Just think, your brand new venture associated with Newcastle United, on pitchside hoardings, advertising and more, in front of the TV cameras and 52,000 of the finest fans in football. It’s unmissable.
Making the Shift: Developing the Entrepreneur Mindset by Darren Hardy
In this audio program, SUCCESS Magazine Publisher Darren Hardy guides, motivates and inspires you on your journey as an entrepreneur and new business owner. You will learn: *The right mindset to succeed *Five landmines (mistakes) to avoid *Immediate actions you can take today for business success *How to keep yourself motivated to grow your business