October 6, 2020, GEM 23—Many successful family businesses use mentorship programs to engage younger generations and overcome some of the challenges associated with inter-generational succession. In addition, effective mentoring may help reinforce a shared vision and company values across generations. Family Legacy Coordinator Libby Turner discusses how effective mentoring can help pave the way for a successful business transition to the next generation.
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.
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.