Every day we are bombarded with messages and advertisements that usually want one thing or another from us. Most of them are schemes and won’t deliver what they promised, such as, “Discover the advantage in penny stocks!” and “You won’t find a better deal!” slogans that preface most products and services. These generic tag lines make it hard for consumers to trust companies these days.
One thing that you can count on is getting trusted guidance from advisors that have been working with and studying family businesses for years. Who else can say that? And mean it! At the Family Business Council we don’t hype you up with unattainable gimmicks because as a family-owned business, you have additional needs, pains, and issues in running your business that your non-family owned counterparts simply do not experience on a daily basis.
In our monthly workshops, we address these issues that you encounter and offer realistic solutions from our advisors and fellow family business owners who have gone through it. The workshops are forums to share ideas, struggles, suggestions, and success stories with each other. There is a structured, extremely effective, networking session prior to each speaker or panel.
“Joining the Family Business Council is, perhaps, the single most important thing we have done as a business in our years of running this company.” – Tom Summerfield, Owner, Cascade Pump Company, Santa Fe Springs, CA
As a member of the Family Business Council, you will also have the opportunity to belong to a smaller Affinity Group, made up of business leaders in your same position, where you will meet monthly over lunch to consult with one another about your specific issues. These meetings are extremely confidential, and all of our Affinity Group members rave about the value of these sessions. We have partners who provide expertise in a variety of industries to include banking, law and human resources.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to becoming a member or sponsor of the Family Business Council is that you are developing relationships with other family business leaders, and families, who really understand what you are experiencing and, in some cases, feel your pain.