• Stepping Into Discomfort

    Step into discomfort

    Lessons Learned from Smashed Fingers By Sally Derstine, Managing Partner, Senior Family Business Advisor In early spring I was co-leading an out-of-state Family Council Retreat along with one of my colleagues, Henry Landes. The first...Read More →

  • Balancing Work Around Summer Schedules

    balancing work around summer priorities

    By Beth Goshow, Member Support I have to admit, this is an ironic topic for me to write about. First, because my work hours are cut in half during the summer thanks to the flexibility...Read More →

  • Truth Isn’t a Magic Wand in Family Business

    Truth isn't a magic wand in family business

    By Jared Byas, Partner & Family Business Advisor Two years ago I sat down with two sisters and a brother who were on a treasure hunt. They were convinced that this treasure would be the...Read More →

  • Speaking Our Truths

    speaking our truths

    By Scott Hackman, Partner, Family Business Advisor What an amazing Forum with John Engels at the Radnor Valley Country Club on May 23! I myself walked away from the event feeling both empowered to lead...Read More →

  • Navigating Transitions

    navigating transitions

    By Sally Derstine, Managing Partner, Senior Family Business Advisor I love learning and providing opportunities for others to enhance their lives, their families, and their businesses. On March 24, we held a Mini-Conference that featured...Read More →

  • 2016 Annual Review – Growing Awareness, Acceptance, and Resiliency

    awareness, acceptance, resiliency

    by Scott Hackman, Partner, Family Business Advisor For the past several years I have guided leaders through a process of letting go during their Annual Review (see link below to download). We start by reflecting...Read More →

  • A Motto That Hangs on Our Wall

    motto hangs wall

    by Brenda Bishop, Administrative Assistant A motto that hangs on our walls at Delaware Valley Family Business Center reads, “Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the...Read More →

  • Lessons Learned from Prince’s Estate

    Lessons learned from Prince's estate

    by Jon Samel, HRMM&L – DVFBC Educational Partner The musician Prince died on April 27th without a will. Experts estimate that Prince’s estate is worth at least $300 million. When a person dies without a will...Read More →

  • Regulations Encourage Family Businesses To Complete Their Succession Plans

    by Andrew P. Grau, HRMM&L – DVFBC Educational Partner The time to act is now for implementing family business succession plans. This especially holds true for plans that involve transfers of business ownership interests that are valued...Read More →

  • Taking it Slow

    taking it slow, honoring tradition at J. Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

    Almost 200 years ago, William Dickinson began producing salt at their family farm in Malden, West Virginia. In 2013, 7 generations later, sister and brother team Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne began J. Q. Dickinson...Read More →