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You Can’t Take the Family Out of Family Business

Regardless of how your business was formed, or what your family system looks like, the family dynamics, culture, traditions and personality will permeate the business. As a family business you should embrace that and make the family and the company better because of it.

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‘Non-Competes’ Won’t Let Michigan Compete

Non-competes are hurting Michigan’s ability to compete in a new economy. Recent evidence clearly shows that states that allow and enforce non-compete agreements (even where limited to “reasonable” scope) show less mobility of talent, attract less venture capital, and have fewer startup ventures.

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How to Make the Family Business Accountable

Some see the family business as a golden goose whose eggs they harvest and pawn, but want to take no responsibility for the health of the goose. Consultant Richard Segal explains how to develop good practices and maintain family harmony while working together toward common goals.

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How Boundaries, Borders Work in Family Businesses

If good boundaries are established and maintained, then the typical borders that cause family business war – love, hate, greed and jealousy – will remain good reading in novels and not be the basis for real life soap operas.

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Top Michigan Business Women Win Honors

The Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has named its Top 10 Michigan Business Women Award winners for 2014.

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When Succession Begins for the Family Business In the Beginning!

Finding the point where the family decides that the business is not for sale is the point when things begin to change. Family business expert Richard Segal shares how families and businesses can grow with success.

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