Family Business Webinars and Events


WEBCAST: Managing Conflict in Family Business

Did you know some conflicts can actually be beneficial? Managing conflict is challenging in any business setting—family business or not. The key is knowing how to leverage conflict into an advantage. The dynamics that produce conflict within a family simultaneously intersect with the challenges of owning and operating a business, potentially complicating both. This webinar will identify family business conflict patterns, roles, and tactics, along with teaching on: 1. Common conflict cycles that family businesses encounter, 2. Keys to effectively managing these unique conflicts, 3. Spotting conflicts that are common in family owned businesses, then plan for successful management in ways that simultaneously uphold the family and the business.

WEBCAST: Moral Agreements and Good Governance in Family Business

Learn tried and true “best practices” from leading multi-generational business families that produce effective governance for the business and unity in family relationships, paving the way for continued success. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family-owned business, this webcast will cover and answer questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will be prepared to answer: 1. What processes and policies will help us develop alignment between our family members, business owners and management? 2. How can governance measures prevent problems now and keep us out of court later?

WEBCAST: Performace Expectations, Evaluation and Compensation

Without proper care and consideration, the process of agreeing to expectations, and evaluating and rewarding performance in a family business may cause damaging disruption. Learn “best practices” from leading multigenerational business families that will help you more clearly define frameworks for determining an appropriate mix of salary, bonuses, benefits, perks and distributions. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family owned business, this webcast will cover questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will be better prepared to answer: 1. What is fair pay among family members? How do we determine fair pay for our own children? 2. What should shareholders be paid? 3. Who should evaluate performance of family members and how?

WEBCAST: Seven Key Questions for Family Businesses

Family business owners face unique complexities that, left unattended, could put the family’s business, wealth and relationships at risk. Learn “best practices” from leading multigenerational business families that produce effective governance for the business and unity in family relationships, paving the way for continued success. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family owned business, this webcast will cover questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company, including: 1. why are we in business together? 2. What growth rate do we need? 3. What amount of risk are we comfortable with?

WEBCAST: Family Business Culture

As family businesses mature, generations often move apart geographically and psychologically. These distances may erode relationships and the cohesiveness of a smooth-running business. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family-owned business, this webcast will answer questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will learn techniques to: 1. continuously reinforce the connection between family values and business culture, 2. create a common ground for discussion among family members, employees, directors and customers, 3. articulate how the business’ strategy is strengthened by the values of the owning family.

WEBCAST: Financing Transitions in a Family Business

Don’t get tricked into thinking you have limited options. If a family-owned company is to provide opportunities for future generations, it must plan both adequate shareholder liquidity and sufficient business capital. Learn how careful planning and sophisticated use of the growing collection of financial techniques can help you retain business control and make wise choices among many available alternatives. This webinar will address: 1. anticipating and managing capital and liquidity needs, 2. understanding how the “Family Effect” can be a family business’ greatest asset—or its greatest threat, 3. recognizing how predictable family business transitions can erupt into family crises, 4. keeping patient capital from becoming impatient, and 5. controlling the family business's cost of capital.

WEBCAST: Governance and Decision Making for the Business Owning Family

Family business owners face unique complexities that, left unattended, could put the family’s business, wealth and relationships at risk. Learn “best practices” from leading multigenerational business families that produce effective governance for the business and unity in family relationships, paving the way for continued success. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family owned business, this webcast will cover questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will be prepared to answer: 1. How do I manage interpersonal family relationships while protecting the health of our business? 2. What are fair processes for hiring family members, passing shares to the next generation and managing conflicts? 3. How can we pass on a legacy of guiding principles?

WEBCAST: Sibling Rivalry or Revelry

Siblings sometimes fight - whether ages 5 or 50 - and those family battles can seep from the home into the office. Learn key strategies to promote stable relationships. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family owned business, this webcast will cover and answer questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will be prepared to: 1. Build an effective sibling team; 2. Ease the tension in sibling relationships; and 3. Prevent differences from dividing the family or the business.

WEBCAST: Retirement Planning for Business Owners

The word “retirement” can be daunting. And as a business owner, you face unique challenges when planning for the next phase of your life. Join this webcast to learn tips and tricks to ease the retirement-planning burden. Participants will learn about: 1. retirement-saving vehicles available to business owners, 2. the importance of building your personal balance sheet, 3. ways your business may help fund your retirement goals.

WEBCAST: You aren't the boss of me: Resolving Sibling Disputes in the Family Business

The transfer of business leadership from founder to children can often be infected with sibling rivalry. The experiences of our childhood can scuttle our working relationships as adults. Featuring internationally known, leading experts on family-owned business, this webcast will answer questions that will help you prepare for the future of your company. Participants will be prepared to: 1. understand the natural and normal tensions between siblings, 2. know what to expect when siblings work in a business together, and 3. resolve sibling disputes within the family business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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