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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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The Difficulties of Hiring for a Family Business

Each year, our Economic Outlook survey reflects the challenges that family business leaders have in finding and hiring qualified employees. Conway Center service provider Mike Devine of Devine Consulting addresses this issue in a blog post, The Difficulties of Hiring for a Family Business: When one looks at the hiring data, new hires fail 89% …

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Employee Engagement

By Conway Center Service Provider Jennifer Griffith, Ohio Regional President of First Merchants Bank. Recently, First Merchants introduced a new approach to defining employee engagement that has launched several great follow–up conversations and planning opportunities. The “old approach” was to measure employee loyalty + employee contribution to solve for the company’s ability to drive employee engagement. The …

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Article on Central Ohio Family Business CEO Concerns

Columbus Business First published an article based on our annual survey of Central Ohio Family Business leaders. They also spoke with Conway Center Executive Director Dick Emens about his take on the numbers. Here’s a snippet: “The Affordable Care Act has led significant changes in the way Central Ohio’s family-owned businesses manage health care, says …

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Leading Others

Employee Engagement

How do compaines engage and motivate employees? Don’t know? Come find out on March 19th at our next educational program facilitated by Skip Murray of Murray Associates. He’ll lead a discussion on “Keys to Engaging and Motivating Non-Family and Family Employees in oyr Family Business.” Skip really knows his stuff and will have a great panel of …

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Compensation Strategies for Family Business

By Thomas Hurley – Principal, Findley Davies & Conway Center Service Provider Compensation Strategies for Family Business Compensation is an emotional topic for both business owners and employees. Organizations are constantly trying to balance the bottom line with paying its workers fairly. That balancing act can become more difficult in a family business if a …

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