November 1, 2013
Conway Center Releases 2014 Program Schedule
The Conway Center for Family Business announced its 2014 Program Schedule during the 15th Annual Family Business Awards. Please see attachment for the full schedule.
July 18, 2013
Finding Success in Family Business
Despite the prevalence of family businesses, the odds are against one becoming a multi-generational success: 70 percent fail or are sold before the second generation can take over, and only 10 percent are still operating by the third generation, according to Harvard Business Review. Many fall victim to what attorney Bea Wolper calls the “Four Ds:” Death, disability, divorce and dissension.
July 11, 2013
New Research Shows Employees Are Happiest In Family Businesses
Joint research by Cass into the relationship between employees and managers shows that employees are happiest in family run businesses compared to those in other firms.
March 11, 2013
Conway Center Co-Founder Questions Queen Bee Management Theory in WSJ
Conway Center Co-Founder Bea Wolper's letter to the editor -- The 'Queen Bee' Theory of Management is Poppycock -- which questions the theory that "women who have made it don't help other women" was included in the March 9, 2013 issue of The Wall Street Journal.
March 11, 2013
22 Hours a Day? Now That's a Problem!!!!
Wage and hour laws can get complicated in a 24/7 electronic world. If you have an employee who is NOT an exempt employee (exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the Department of Labor tests: not yours), then the rules for paying overtime to employees for hours worked over 40 hours per week apply. Find out more in this article by Elizabeth Stanton, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP and Bea Wolper, of Emens & Wolper Law Firm.