Most family businesses survived and even thrived in the early years due to hard work, major risk taking, dogged persistence, and family talent. These elements aren’t enough to guarantee long-term success for the family OR the business. Working smarter, not harder, includes finding the right advisors to guide the family and business through the normal and ongoing emotional, relational, management, financial, legal, tax, and structural complexities. This takes discernment, time, and energy. Hiring the best advisors who truly collaborate is one of the best investments owners make.
- Wisdom and real practices gained from experienced advisors who have been guiding family firms and collaborating with other advisors on business issues, management and ownership transitions, while avoiding unintended consequences.
- How to select and evaluate key advisors, how to plan for Annual Advisory Team Meetings, and how Effective Advisory Teams often can serve as a bridge to a Board.
- The ongoing journey and discernment of 4th generation family business leaders who have upgraded their Advisory Team over the last 10 years, as well as all their 5 MOUNTAINS, including hiring their first non-family president.