Next Family Business Forum Program
Benefits of “Family Owned”
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 8 – 11 a.m.
Presentation by Rick Pfeiffer and Jeff Karges
UNC Asheville, Campus, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room #417
8 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee, conversation, and continental breakfast
8:30 – 11 a.m. Program
All family businesses are invited to attend one event to explore the idea of membership. Register now to attend this event.
It’s hard to be a business owner. You have to manage changing tax laws, balance time with family and work, care for your employees, and make a dollar. So why bother? Family Business Advisors, Jeff Karges and Rick Pfeiffer will remind us why “having it all” is worth the work and how and to market that edge into revenue.Rick and Jeff are high school friends who reconnected through LinkedIn after each had successful careers and then started their own company, Relationship Matters, based in Morrisville, NC.http://www.relationshipmatters.biz/
Welcome! Feel like working with your family is last thing you want to do today, but cannot bear the thought of leaving? Then you landed in the right place.
The UNC Asheville Family Business Forum with the Strategic Partners is a resource to help business owners' maximizes the overall well-being of their business and to transition successfully to the next generation. The Family Business Forum is the only ongoing professional development and awareness-raising environment specifically designed for family owned and closely held businesses.
Guided by its members and supported by the Strategic Partners the Family Business Forum presents programs and activities that are meaningful and relevant to the membership. The programs originate from member feedback, hot topics of the moment, and other scientific methods family businesses put to use. Not many of us get it right the first time, so it helps to hear what the others are doing. Go to Resources to request DVDs of past programs. Be my guest at any one program to see if the Family Business Forum is right for you.
Article of Interest
Five rules for family business success
September 28, 2013
Research shows that two out of three family businesses do not survive into the next generation. And not just from the first generation to the second, but from any generation to the next.
Because family businesses make up more than 70 percent of all businesses, the tally of closures can add up.
There is a lot of information available on what the central causes are for family business failures – and thus, some guidelines on how to avoid them. Read more.