April 8, 2014

Breaking Through the Clutter to Get Your Family Business Noticed

The Conway Center for Family Business will host an educational program for family business leaders to learn how they can tackle this challenge from a panel of marketing and brand experts including Kelly Borth, of GREENCREST; Kari Palmer, of Oxiem Brand Interactions; and Amy Marshall, of Fathom. The panel will be moderated by Mark Cooper, vice president for marketing and public relations at Ohio Dominican University.

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March 28, 2014

Central Ohio Family Businesses Economic Outlook 2014 Infographic

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March 14, 2014

Central Ohio Family Businesses Plan to Increase Hiring in 2014

A survey of Central Ohio family businesses, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed that nearly two in three (65.5%) plan to increase hiring in 2014. However, a scarcity of qualified candidates and implications of health care reform continue to be significant challenges to their businesses, according to J. Richard Emens, executive director

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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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