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Treating Human Capital as an Investment in Times of Crisis

Treating Human Capital as an Investment in Times of Crisis

In these deeply uncertain times, rely on your iterative strategic planning process to guide you. Remember: the planning process is more important than the plan itself. Ask yourself: What is your future business model? How will the crisis affect that model in the short and long term?

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Maintaining a Long-Term View in a Short-Term Crisis

Maintaining a Long-Term View in a Short-Term Crisis

In the last century, there have been many significant events causing economic disruptions: world wars, the Great Depression, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 recession, and now the COVID-19 health crisis. We can learn a lot from businesses that have pulled through such events.

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The Benefits of a Stewardship Model of Entrepreneurism

The Benefits of a Stewardship Model of Entrepreneurism

During the early stages of building a business, most entrepreneurs are not thinking generationally. They are engrossed in the details that make start-ups work: perfecting their offering, acquiring start-up funding, identifying a customer base and reaching it, and making payroll.

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The Appeal of Taking a Long-Term View in Family Business

The Appeal of Taking a Long-Term View in Family Business

Realizing the value family businesses add to our national economy and appreciating the people, principles, and processes we cultivate within our family businesses may offer owners motivation to think twice about preserving these treasures and passing them on.

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