Working with family complicates the already daunting task of owning a business, and it's tough not to take work problems home with you. The best approach is to realize that family is family . . . and business is business.
Business is Business: Reality Checks for Family-Owned Companies – the new book written by Kolbe Corp Chairman Kathy Kolbe and President Amy Bruske – is a common-sense manual for survival that dispels many of the myths regarding the challenges and the opportunities associated with running a family-owned business.
This engaging book (which will be available starting February 7) offers practical, actionable advice for how to hire family members, how to work with them, and how—when necessary—to fire them. Kathy and Amy draw on their decades of experience helping thousands of family businesses thrive — as well as their experiences running their own family-business for more than 30 years — and deliver no-nonsense tips and real-life examples, to help you:
• Ensure that working with family members is a right fit for the family members and the business;
• Harness your employees'—and your own—inherent strengths;
• Create boundaries to protect your relationships and your business; and
• Ensure sustainability by developing the next generation of leaders at a young age.
The solutions are not always easy, but understanding the frequent pitfalls of working with family is an investment that could pay back over generations. Business is Business will help readers balance the benefits and burdens of a family-owned business.
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