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Don't Get Personal

Taking the personal out of personnel isn't easy when you're talking about family.

This story appears in the January 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Most people in family businesses have more trouble separating personal from personnel issues than they have figuring out how each of the words is spelled. Lots more.

And with good reason: It's not entirely possible--nor desirable. "The personal relationship you have with a relative may be the very reason you're working together," says Paul Storfer, 44, president of HR Technologies Inc., a human resources software developer in Purchase, New York.

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