From Walmart to Comcast to John’s Pizzeria, most US businesses are family-owned. Along with the routine challenges of running any business, families face additional pitfalls. That is why it is critical to hold regular family ‘shareholder’ meetings to discuss personal issues as they relate your family life, your business, and your future.
Still, over the years I have seen some pretty “intense” business disagreements among family members. Here are a few pointers I hope you will find helpful to manage those tough moments.