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Managing the next generation transition

Managing the next generation transition

Joining the family business as a next generation successor or potential successor often comes with a number of expectations and assumptions from both the next gen and the current generation in place within the business. Even if there is no clear succession plan in...

The importance of planning for the future

The importance of planning for the future

We’d all love a crystal ball to be able to take a brief glimpse into what the future looks like. It would certainly make the job of succession planning for the future of a family businesses much easier. Research indicates that the majority of family firms operate...

Decision-making for peace and harmony in family businesses

Decision-making for peace and harmony in family businesses

In our December column, Sue and Dave discuss the challenges of finding an effective decision-making structure that works for your family business. It’s the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men.  The only problem is, not everyone seems to get the memo.  The...

The active-learning conference – a space for asking questions

The active-learning conference – a space for asking questions

At our conference events, we have always strived to offer something different and something valuable to everyone that attends. Over the years, we have refined the style of our conferences to encourage active learning – an instructional method of delivering information...

What can I expect at a Family Business Conference?

What can I expect at a Family Business Conference?

Sue Howorth and Dave Clarkson of The Family Business Network on the things that matter most to family businesses. October 2019 They do say that a conference is a formal meeting of people with a shared interest and a purpose to share innovative ideas, throw ideas...

Is there something to be said for not keeping it in the family?

Is there something to be said for not keeping it in the family?

After hosting a panel discussion with some high profile family and non-family business leaders at our East Midlands Family Business Conference in July, James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants talks about the pro's and con's of making...

What next after you’ve sold your business?

What next after you’ve sold your business?

Over the past 4 weeks we have published two blogs from one of our network partners, Seven Investment Management, on the importance of family business owners having a sound exit strategy. The third article in their 'business exit' series talks about the things you need...

Tomorrows customer: looking to the future with our next gen associate

Tomorrows customer: looking to the future with our next gen associate

Managing Director of Elton Business Support, Samantha Gargett, describes in her latest blog the importance of planning for the future of your business, particularly in terms of how you target and treat your next generation of customers... "Anyone who runs a successful...

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