March 10, 2014

Maximizing the Value of Your Family Business

In the rush of day-to-day work and decisions, family business owners sometimes forget that their business is an investment -- something they need to nurture and grow to ensure their future and the longevity of the business. Typically, 60-80 percent of a business owner's wealth is tied up in the value of the business, making it their most important asset. Unfortunately, owners often guess at the value of their business and have no concrete plan to increase it, according to Dick Emens, executive director, Conway Center for Family Business. Now, there is a simple path to change.

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March 7, 2014

Columbus CEO Blog: Oscars for Family Business

We have asked this before -- Why not have Oscars for family business?

Every year we look forward to the Oscars. What movie will win this year? Who will be the best actor, best director, etc.? We wait until the night of the Oscars and throughout the evening. Finally, the winners are announced! But in the real world family businesses have winners every year,

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March 4, 2014

Women's Book Blog: Keeping Healthy: Stop the Disconnect Between What You Know and What You Do

Most of us know how to keep healthy but find it difficult to get from "knowing" to "doing". The Women in Family Business Peer Group recently discussed how to stop that disconnect.

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February 25, 2014

ODU Announces Conway Scholarship to Support Family-Owned Business, Inspire Entrepreneurship

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is excited to announce the creation of The Conway Endowed Family Business Scholarship Fund to support and encourage growth and succession of family businesses in Central Ohio.

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February 24, 2014

Women's Book Blog: Chief Emotional Officer

In family-owned business, we often think of the highest ranking or oldest women as the CEO. Actually, I mean the cEo - chief Emotional officer. She nurtures family beliefs, calms sibling or familial rivalry, and sets the tone for family members interacting within the business.

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