Category: Starting a Business

(This article previously appeared on the Make Aging Work site.) A Certified Financial Planner friend of mine shared a story over breakfast recently. One of his long-standing clients — let’s call him Jack —  who had fully retired six months…

One of the of the trickiest thing for a family business to do is to ask for help from an outsider, whether it’s bringing on an expert as a full-time employee, a consultant or a board member. But to take…

(This column is adapted from the first chapter of Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life by Chris Farrell.  The book will be published by HarperCollins Leadership on February 5, 2019.) The…

Nothing succeeds like success, the saying goes. But for family businesses, it’s smart succession planning that can be the key to sustaining the company in the future and keeping it flourishing. Problem is: few family business owners are doing a…

Of the 28.8 million small businesses in the U.S. 19 percent are family-owned. As that type of business grows and evolves, it begins to benefit from the many generations running the day-to-day operations. Here are five ways a family business…

Most family business consultants talk about the nitty-gritty finances of running an enterprise successfully. But to Tom Hubler, a St. Paul, Minn.-based pioneer in family business consulting, it’s all about “soul.” A former therapist, Hubler is a founding member and…

There’s something romantic about the term entrepreneurship, especially when you’re considering starting a second act. The chance to be your own boss and spend your time doing work you love may seem enticing. But it can also be reckless. “For…

Earlier this year, I had to put my beloved Lab rescue, Zoey, to sleep. She had been my constant companion and my constant joy for 12 years, and I am bereft without her. I want to get another dog eventually,…

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