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Proposed tax changes update

Published May 13, 2021 Dave Bensema |

We’ve known for a while that tax changes are coming but have been waiting for specifics. While no legislation has been drafted, we recently got the high-level list of proposed changes in President J...


Board Dysfunction: Who Is Ultimately Responsible?

Published April 26, 2021 Meghan Juday |

We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line. The message is clear: Take diversity seriously, make the necessary changes, and your company will thrive. Additi...


Building trust means breaking down barriers

Published April 20, 2021 Amy C. Cosper |

Chad Goodfellow is the CEO of Goodfellow Bros., a 100-year-old, family-owned construction company. The company is based in Wenatchee, Wash., but he is located in Kihei, Hawaii. We had a chance to chat...


Hard truths: Moving on from a disaster (and a pandemic)

Published April 12, 2021 Amy C. Cosper |

Some things you just can’t control – a pandemic is one of those things. What you can control is how you react and behave to things you cannot control. One year later and it still doesn’t seem re...


Wine, passion and Lamborghinis yield a pretty good story

Published April 12, 2021 Amy C. Cosper | Feature Article

For generations, the wineries of California have been cloaked in the mysteries of families and histories, legacies and legends, dramas and romances. If only the vines could talk. What tales they could...


The innovators series: Think big

Published April 12, 2021 Amy C. Cosper | Departments

Family Business takes a look at what innovation looks like in a family business environment. We sat down with Edouard Thijssen to ask about his experience as an innovator. INNOVATOR: EDOUARD THIJ...


Entrepreneurship or family business or.... both?

Published April 12, 2021 Daniel Garrett Van Der Vliet | Feature Article

 In the United States, a recent count found nearly 4,000 courses and pro­grams in entrepreneurship at schools and universities. By contrast, there are slightly more than 100 programs in family b...


6 easy best practices for your next virtual family meeting

Published April 9, 2021 Kirby Rosplock, PhD | Feature Article

As we continue to live with COVID and the social distancing and precautions that are required, many family office professionals and advisors are wondering if we will ever return fully to in-person fam...


Succession planning in 60-seconds: Mistakes are part of the process

Published April 8, 2021 The CFAR expert team |

Why do people get anxious, worried, bothered when talking about succession planning?Think about it. Everything is at stake. When that happens, anxiety is a healthy response. It’s also a great m...


How the pandemic revealed some hidden family business gems

Published April 8, 2021 Caru U. Rock |

This March marks the one-year anniversary of Family Business Magazine’s shift to remote work following the outbreak of Covid. Our team pivoted well, moving to a virtual environment as ...


Celebration Corner: Perdue at 100

Published April 8, 2021 Scott Chase |

It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken, and a whole company to ring in 100 years of family business.


Vision Boards

Published April 8, 2021 RICHARD N. SEAMAN |

How engaging an outside board helps an owner step back and work on the business


Purposeful Growth at Michelman

Published April 7, 2021 Beth Braverman |

Executives from the Michelman, Cohen and Shifman families — related by marriage — have worked together to expand and diversify the company while focusing on values.Some families discuss current ev...


March/April 2021 Family Matters

Published March 31, 2021 |



At the Helm: Kent Johnson

Published March 31, 2021 Patricia Olsen |

A few minutes with the CEO of Highlights for Children, Columbus, Ohio.


A Letter to a Brother

Published March 31, 2021 Alison Hutchinson |

On being a good trustee


The 10-Year Transition

Published March 31, 2021 Margaret Steen |

In planning to turn over key roles in their snack-food company to the third generation, the Herr family took a long-term view.


An Insider's View

Published March 31, 2021 Joline Godfrey |

Effectively preparing heirs has taken on a new meaning in today's sociopolitical environment


Ensure Family Harmony

Published March 31, 2021 Charlie Carr |

How a dividend policy can help


NextGens to Watch 2021 call for nominations

Published March 24, 2021 |

Recognize a rising star in your family or in a family you know.