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To Pay (Overtime) or not to Pay (Overtime) – That is the Question! – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Partner and Co-President Kelly Jasin has been named as President of Emens, Wolper, Jacobs & Jasin. Founding Partner Bea Wolper moves to CEO in what many Conway Center members know is the succession planning journey. As Conway Center President and Succession Planning Peer Group facilitator for many years, Bea has spent many years teaching the owners of family businesses how to prepare for a successful transition and then, in turn, let go.

Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund

Opportunity for our small- sized family-owned businesses: The Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund will offer $8 million dollars in grants to small businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19. These grants are intended to help those in underserved communities, minority-owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and veteran-owned businesses. The program’s purpose is to protect our small business economy and also …

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Buh-bye, 2021…why does 2022 feel so ugh? – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

The wheels of time keep turning and we’re heading into a new year, yet it feels like we haven’t really advanced very far with this COVID stuff. We’ve had a few questions and calls come in so I thought I would send you all off to (safely) celebrate with some things to think about in …

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Year-End Tax Planning for Family Business Owners

While year-end tax planning should be done every year, with pending legislative changes on the horizon it is imperative business owners and individuals take time to assess their own personal situation. The following two documents serve as a reminder of the strategies you may wish to consider incorporating into your year-end planning. 2021 Top Ten …

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How a Fractional Executive Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

This is an intereting article in Entreprenuer.com by Katie Murphy, a new Conway Center member and founder of Expansion Group. Fractional executives might be a good solution for family businesses that do not have a clear succession plan…yet. If you have a complex strategic initiative with an end date like the one I oversaw, this …

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2021 Family Business Forecast

Hiring a bigger concern than the pandemic, says central Ohio’s family businesses   The tenth Annual Family Business Forecast survey, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed more than one in four (27.4%) Central Ohio family business leaders­ believe adapting to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions will remain one of their most significant business challenges …

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Conway Center's Jill Hofmans and Mike Schoedinger join Succession Stories Podcast

Conway Center Featured in ‘Succession Stories’ Podcast

Laurie Barkman, host of ‘Succession Stories’ was joined by Jill Hofmans, Executive Director of the Conway Center for Family Business, and Michael Schoedinger, President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, a 6th generation company, to talk about succession planning from two key standpoints: leadership and financial succession and innovating as a legacy business. Key Takeaways …

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Helpful Links for Family Businesses During COVID-19

The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched all aspects of the local economy, especially our family business community, which is adjusting at an unprecedented pace to continue serving clients while also protecting staff. Much is uncertain, and we know you have many questions about how your business will navigate this difficult time. That’s why …

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2020 Conway Center for Family Business Forecast

2020 Family Business Forecast

Central Ohio Family Business Leaders See Bright Economic Climate in Annual Family Business Forecast * An updated Family Business Forecast post can be viewed HERE. The ninth Annual Family Business Forecast, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed significant growth in optimism about the economic and business health of the national economy for …

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