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Patricia Schiff Estess

30 Recent Stories

Management Buzz 04/03

Energy consulting services; hiring your parents
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Who Should Be On Your Board?

Let's face it: Not every family member is cut out to be on your board of directors.

It Does The Business Good

Philanthropy could help your family as much as it benefits others.
April 1, 2001 in Family Business Management

The Daughter Also Rises

Women are taking over the family business; their initiative is the key.
March 1, 2001 in Family Business Management

Selling the Family Business

Is it time for the family and the business to go their separate ways?
February 1, 2001 in Family Business Management

Establishing an Open-Door Policy

When nonfamily employees talk, listen.
January 1, 2001 in Family Business

Stop Complaining About Your Business!

You need to vent--but bringing too much home from the office can spark resentment.
December 1, 2000 in Family Business

When Your Parents Want to Retire

When your parents are ready to leave the family business, be there to help them.
November 1, 2000 in Family Business Management

Giving Stock to the Next Generation

Are you gifting stock to the younger generation for the right reasons?
October 1, 2000 in Business Management

Leaving Business Back at the Office

If the family business is seeping its way into every off-hours conversation, it's time to draw the line on shop talk.
September 1, 2000 in Family Business

Smart Stock Strategies for Family Businesses

Every relative seems to want a piece of the family business pie--don't let your business be a casualty of these shareholding squables.
August 1, 2000 in Family Business

Solving "Ego" Problems in Your Family Business

Don't let sparring egos tear the family business apart.
July 1, 2000 in Family Business

Runnning a Multi-Family Business

Working together can get complicated when two or more families run a single business.
June 1, 2000 in Family Business

Good Company

Are you next in line to own the family business? Don't go it alone--peer groups can help.
May 1, 2000 in Family Business

Your Business After Divorce

Promise to love, honor and cherish your business--even if you share it with your ex-spouse.
April 1, 2000 in Family Business

Having an Open-Book Policy

Enough with the secrets--give your key employees the financial information they need to help you run a successful business.
March 1, 2000 in Family Business

How to Review Your Siblings

Rating your sibling's performance means treading on delicate--and potentially explosive--ground. In fact, maybe it's better to call the whole thing off.
February 1, 2000 in Family Business

Don't Get Personal

Taking the personal out of personnel isn't easy when you're talking about family.
January 1, 2000 in Family Business

Attracting Non-Family Employees

As appealing as the cozy atmosphere of a family business may be, you can't beat incentives for hooking good managers.
December 1, 1999 in Family Business

The Best Family Business Meetings

When the family works and plays together, there's a good chance the family business will stay together.
November 1, 1999 in Family Business

Keep It Together

Prevent your board members from jumping ship.
October 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Are Your Kids Wrecking Your Business?

You've welcomed your kids into the family business--and you're ready to pull your hair out. Now what?
September 1, 1999 in Family Business

Ruling Roulette

Are you gambling with the future of your company? Why staff rotation is risky business
August 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

More Than Money

Cash-poor friends may still have a lot to contribute.
August 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Avoiding a Too-Early Succession

Hand your kids a key to the business too early, and you could unlock the wrong attitude.
July 1, 1999 in Business Management

Getting Management Help From the Next Generation

In order to roll with the times, family business leaders must rely on people other than themselves-their successors.
June 1, 1999 in Business Management

Inside Jobs

What's the hidden cost of hiring relatives as suppliers or advisors? Family feuds.
May 1, 1999

In-Laws and Order

Think hiring an in-law is just like hiring any other employee? Think again.
April 1, 1999 in Family Business Management

Friendly Exchange

Want to borrow money from loved ones without losing them? Read on.
April 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Theory of Un-Relativity

How to keep nonfamily managers happy in order to grow your business.
March 1, 1999 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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