Family businesses have their own special set of challenges. Not only are you in personal relationships with a number of the people you are working with, which can complicate those relationships and those with your other employees, but you also need to deal with leadership roles and how ownership is passed to future generations.
Family businesses include businesses that are operated by families or by persons in significant personal relationships. Because of the complexities of operating a family business, a number of resource centers have been developed to support families who are in a business together or are contemplating going into business together. Here are some of the best of those resources:
Austin Family Business Program
Oregon State University family business center.
Center for Family Business
University of New Hampshire family business center.
Centre for Family Business
BDO Stoy Hayward family business center in the United Kingdom.
The University of San Diego Family Business Institute.
Family Business Center
The University of Wisconsin - Madison family business center.
Family Business Experts
Online presence for the Family Business Institute.
Family Business Forum
Established by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University to support family businesses in New Jersey.
The Family Business Network
Network of business owning families.
Family Business Power Tools
Consulting, books, software for family businesses.
Family Firm Institute
A membership organization for people who advise family businesses.
Institute for Family Business
The UK family business network.
Loyola Family Business Center
Loyola University in Chicago center.
UMass Family Business Center
The University of Massachusetts family business center