The Austin Family Business Program excels as a pacesetting family business resource. We prepare family businesses to balance the well-being of the business, the family and individuals, as they address the challenges and opportunities which inevitably arise, day to day and during succession. We foster healthy family businesses—through innovative tools, hands-on learning opportunities and honest talk.
Healthy family business communication rarely happens all by itself. Without awareness and effort by all parties to keep it moving smoothly you may find communication sliding off course, leading to misunderstandings and conflict. Here are four takeaways from the Family Business 360 episode Avoiding the Ditch: Keeping Your Family Business Communication On Track, featuring Mark… Continue reading
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As family businesses grow and branches of the family tree spread, an increasing number of family members may have an ownership stake in the enterprise. In most cases the business has become a highly profitable and professionally run organization. Family owners may find themselves in need of services to help manage accumulated wealth, plan philanthropic… Continue reading
Children raised in Oregons family businesses are one of our communitys greatest resources. Among INCs 500 fastest-growing private companies just under half were run by entrepreneurs who grew up in a family business. Whether there is room to return to the business or in starting new businesses, next generation business leaders have learned critical skills… Continue reading
One of the primary challenges for any growing family enterprise is moving beyond the “start-up” mentality to prepare for the next level of growth and complexity. Structures and processes that worked in the less formal earlier stages of the business are usually not suitable for long term growth and eventual succession. Here are three takeaways… Continue reading