Without a doubt it is the hardworking American family business that fuels the engine that drives the economy.
Whether you are a family member working in the business, or a non family hired gun, understanding the special dynamics of family business is the key to success.
Here is great article featuring six great books about family business.
If you would like to discuss anything you learn from studying these great books please feel free to email or call me.
I would love to work through any thoughts with you.
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