The sixth season of Family Business 360 kicks off on October 11th

Family Business 360 continues to be the top destination for families in Oregon and SW Washington who are working on solving their most pressing family business challenges. Over the past five years, 34 expert presenters have delivered timely family business education to over 1,450 family business members. The sixth season of Family Business 360 launches this Fall with another slate of valuable topics.

October 11, 2018
Business Transition Planning: Balancing Business, Family and Personal Requirements

Don Bielen and Paris Powell of Perkins and Company, along with second-generation family business guest Bruce Burns of Burns Brothers Inc., will talk about how to craft a fair and effective transition plan by taking into account the often competing dynamics of family, personal and business interests. This event will provide an excellent overview if you are new to succession planning or just need another look at the important concepts. Register today to save your seat. More information and registration.

The Family Business 360 program fills in the puzzle pieces intrinsic to family owned businesses; we learn more in a one hour session than we have in years on our own. – Michele Fritzler, Cleanway

The November breakfast event takes a deeper look at non-family managers and senior leaders. At what point should a family business consider bringing in outside managers, and how exactly is it done?

November 8, 2018
More Than Family: How and When to Hire Non-Family Leaders

Most family businesses that plan to transition ownership to the next generation of family also envision continued family management and leadership. What happens when there aren’t family members who have the interest to lead the business, or need more time to develop business and professional acumen before taking a leadership role? Brad Parrott of VergePointe LLC will break down how a family can assess their need for non-family management and offer practical advice on where to look for and how to hire the right people. More information and registration.

The Family Business 360 Program regularly proves to be worth the investment, always providing something to walk away with. Whatever the topic relevant to family business, the meetings are a catalyst that help move an issue from the neglected periphery to the forefront of my thinking. – Andy Tobin, Thermal Modification Technologies

The program concludes 2018 with an online webinar that takes a look at some scenarios that can cause leadership gaps in your family business.

December 12, 2018
Who Will Lead: Identifying Leadership Gaps in Your Family Business

How do you know if you have a leadership gap in your family business, or if the current ownership transition plan will create one? Jim Grew of The Grew Company will lay out several scenarios where leadership gaps occur, including owner retirement, partial sale of the business, and lack of generational development. Through real world examples Jim will share common remedies for each scenario and how they could be implemented in your business. More information and registration.

More breakfast events available in 2019

For up to date information including registration links for all 2018 and 2019 events, visit the Family Business 360 webpage at the Austin Family Business Program.

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