July 21—The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic created much disruption for families and businesses alike. Now is the time to ask: What can I do to better prepare my family and our business for the next potential crisis? National Director of Family Legacy Planning Marguerite Weese discusses the importance of taking the time to equip your family with the tools they need to weather the next storm.
Our Business Owners Outlook is a quarterly survey that explores business owners’ concerns and outlooks on themes that are most important to them. In this issue, The Power of the Pack, survey respondents shared their attitudes toward vital networking connections and opportunities.Our survey revealed some stark differences between men and women business owners regarding access to peer groups and mentorship.
June 2— With a major economic downturn and businesses hit particularly hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, many family business owners are asking: What does this mean for the valuation of closely held businesses that have no readily observable market prices? It stands to reason that the same uncertainties sweeping through the public markets would also impact smaller private companies in even more profound ways, with travel, leisure, and retail businesses being especially hard hit.