Interesting Reading – March 2019

Finding workers a bigger concern than marijuana, say central Ohio’s family businesses
The Columbus Dispatch
The state’s new medical marijuana law isn’t triggering alarms so far among central Ohio’s family-owned businesses. Only about a third of the…

Daughters are Taking Over Family Businesses
Forbes.com
“It’s really about breaking down the rigidity of gender norms,” says Jill Hofmans, executive director of the Columbus-based Conway Center for Family Business, a resource to the more than 6,000 family-owned businesses in Central Ohio. “Not so much nepotism anymore but about cultivating the next generation of leaders – and many of them are women.”..

Why a familyowned business should consider an ESOP
Baltimore Business Journal
While family-owned businesses are responsible for an estimated 60 percent of total U.S. employment, roughly 70 percent of these businesses last a…

Business-as-usual is priority when divorce hits a familyowned business
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Divorce always signals the end of a marriage. It shouldn’t however, signal the end of a family-owned business that will be impacted by it – but it will, …

Family owned businesses are indeed different
Vancouver Business Journal
Is a family owned business different? Yes! Family owned businesses bring a special sense of partnership and community. The owners live in the…
Succession planning is the key to the survival of a family business
Westfair Online
In our third and final installment on labor, employment and benefits law issues unique to family businesses we discuss the importance of succession…