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10 Fates That Can Befall Your Business

Shows like 'Shark Tank' have spread a common misconception.

Barbara Roberts, entrepreneur-in-residence at Columbia Business School, serves as a board member and consultant to family-owned and venture-backed private companies and consults to families on succession planning; she also chairs peer learning groups and runs succession planning workshops. Roberts believes that television shows like Shark Tank have spread the misconception that growing a company ... Read more

The hot baby boomer trend: Selling the family business

Because the baby boomer generational cohort is so large, everything they have done throughout their lives has become a trend, and the world has had no choice but to pay attention. In the past, these trends have included listening to rock music and having a midlife crisis. Today, as the boomers reach their 60s, they are starting a new fad: retiring. And in many cases, “retiring” means &... Read more

4th Generation Tire Business Thrives With Unbreakable Bond

Tim Currie, third-generation owner of Currie’s Tires in Norwalk, Conn., runs the business with his sons, Adam and Tim Jr. Tim was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005 and with liver cancer two years later. He has declined chemotherapy and has opted instead for natural remedies — and to pursue his passion for music by starting a band, Tim Currie and the Motown Revue, whose gigs benefit charitable causes.

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Sept/Oct 2015

  • The independent chairman
  • The challenges of long-term planning in a family business environment
  • Look beyond your personal network to recruit top-level board members
  • Your family brand: your biggest asset
  • Taking the leap

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Family Business Calendar

October 8-9

2015 Families in Business Conference

October 28

PwC Mid-Atlantic Family Business Forum

November 4-5

Introduction to Family Enterprises and Their Competitive Advantages

November 4-6

Transitions West 2015

November 12-13

“Breaking Barriers and Strengthening Communication in Families and Businesses”: Regular Program

November 12

“Leadership and Healthy Sibling Partnerships: The Almost Impossible Dream”

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