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Words of Wisdom

Over the past 25 years, family business stakeholders have shared with our readers the lessons they learned from experience. Here are their thoughts on what works ... and some advice on what doesn't.

"Something my father did that was brilliant was that he included all of us in this process. He really handed it over to the four siblings and said, 'I want you to figure this out; it's going to be yours.' " —Susan Curtin, describing how her father, Dave Power, deployed the wealth from the 2005 sale of J.D. Power & Associates to McGraw-Hill and encouraged the formation of fam... Read more

Family Business Magazine looks back

Family Business Magazine made its debut in the autumn of 1989, and our September/October 2014 edition celebrates our 25th anniversary. In this issue, we revisit some of the family businesses we’ve profiled in the past to see how they’ve fared over the years and how they envision their future. Some of these family firms have weathered hard times, including a tough economy, deaths in th... Read more

Carhartt Generations

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Carhartt shot videos of American family businesses from coast to coast.

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Sept/Oct 2014

25th Anniversary issue

  • 25 Best Practices
  • Then and Now
  • 25 Under 35
  • Marine Pollution Control in 2014: Still cleaning up
  • Words of Wisdom

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Family Business Calendar

October 23

“Buy-Sell Agreements”

October 28-30

FOX Fall Forum

October 30

Agile Strategy for the Family Business Series

November 3-7

Next-Generation Leadership Bootcamp

November 6

Family, Money, & Values: Taking Control of Your Narrative

November 10

“Family Systems Worth Repeating: Herschend Family Entertainment”

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Family Business Tips

In exit planning, first consider the big picture

New tax poses fairness issue for S corp owners

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