family business

Long Term Success of the Family-Held Business

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-08-10

Last week I spotlighted some success and failures in family-held businesses in Zildjian versus Viacom. When done poorly, the family can destroy the business, or the business can destroy the family. How can you avoid some of the bad outcomes? I think two major factors must be considered: influence and

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Zildjian versus Viacom

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-03-10

Publicly held businesses create most of the news. But family-created and held business are a bigger part of the economy than most people realize. They might be a brand-name you use every day, or something deep in the supply chain that you’ve never seen. But there are a great many

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