Survival Guide: Surviving Summer Family Get-Togethers for the Family Business (you know, just in case you need it or anything)

Summer brings on a slower business pace, some much-awaited downtime, and for the conflicted family business, the often-dreaded family get-together vacation.

These get-togethers are commonly held at the parent’s vacation home where everyone descends to enjoy a week or more of vacation together on neutral territory. This bringing together of the family outside of the business is where it gets a little awkward. More…

Leadership

Family Business Leadership – Do You “Really” Want to Run the Show?

My brother and I were next in line to lead the family business, but it seemed neither of us genuinely wanted the position.

Three years apart in age, we never felt any real competition between ourselves. I assumed he would eventually lead the business because he was the older child and had a few more years of experience on me. But we never discussed it, never competed for it, it was just an unspoken assumption.

Neither of us ever did lead the family business. More…