Family Business Success Sessions

Family Business 101 Workshops

If you are a family business, you are not just another SME! There are important issues that are unique to family businesses that you need to get your head around.

They need to be tackled appropriately and when handled well, can allow the family and the business to grow and prosper for many generations… usually far more successfully and longer lasting than a normal SME.

The team at Family Business Central runs informative and thought provoking two hour sessions that are a fantastic opportunity for any family business to get an update on what they need to do and what they need to pay attention to… as a family and as a business.

Philip Pryor and Bob Selden discuss the key challenges that all family businesses need to think about and address.

Key things that all family businesses need

Topics covered include:

  • The key things that all family businesses need to do and have in place in order to grow and prosper.
  • How to avoid the disasters. (It’s easier than you think!)
  • What is successful succession? What do you need to do and watch out for?
  • Getting the next generation ready – What do they need to learn? What can they teach us?
  • How do you manage Founder’s Syndrome?
  • Setting up proper family governance to complement your business governance.
  • Getting the family aligned so that you’re all going in the same direction.

Some of these are invite only and some are open to all, so keep an eye out for upcoming session dates, or contact us today to arrange a time that suits you and your family members.

“It’s great learning about all the areas there are in being a family business and the important things that need attention.” – Hamish

“Good speaker… this is information you need.” – Bevan M.

“So much relevant information for us!” – Gaye S.

“I hope this session sparks a conversation about transparency.” – Louise

Challenging Conversations Skills Workshop

Challenging conversations strike fear into most of our hearts. Poorly done and the consequences can be terrible. Yet if we ignore them, they only gets worse.

It does not have to be this way!

You can learn how to have the difficult conversations you need to have with family members and staff in a way that achieves what you want and often strengthens relationships.

Challenging Conversations Skills Workshop

At this workshop you’ll learn to:

  • Structure and frame your conversations so they work.
  • Manage other people’s emotions.
  • Manage your emotions.
  • Prepare and find the right words.
  • Turn it into a constructive problem solving conversation.
  • Get your message across without them taking it personally.

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Successful Succession Workshop

Succession is the biggest challenge for family business — we know this and the Economist in 2015* said exactly the same thing.
We also know that only 30% of businesses make it to the next generation.
This workshop takes you through what you need to do to vastly improve those statistics.

Successful Succession Workshop

At the workshop you’ll learn:

  • The key conversations you need to have with the family.
  • How to approach the difficult topics.
  • How to use the fairness, transparency and honesty model.
  • How to develop good family governance for your family.
  • What type of business structures and governance you need for successful succession.
  • The options with the Next Gen.
  • Managing Founder’s Syndrome.

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Communication Skills Workshop

For any business but especially family business, being able to communicate effectively is critical. The mix of love and money is a potent brew and good communication skills enable you to manage this mix.

Do you find your communication often seem to go around in circles? Do you find that you think you’ve resolved something only to find it resurface a couple of weeks later?

Communication Skills Workshop

At the workshop you’ll learn:

  • What effective communication really is.
  • How to target your message for individuals as well as groups.
  • How to make sure your message has got through and made the impact you want it to make.
  • How to manage ‘repeat offenders’ who don’t seem to get it.
  • Writing effective emails –hint—less is more.
  • How to communicate with your family who you love to bits but find it hard to say what you need to say.

Contact us for more information.

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