Business Assessment/Family Business

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Recommended Small & Family Business Publications & Resources:

101 Mission Statement from Top CompaniesAbrahams, Jeffrey
Beyond Survival : Written for the Owner-Manager of a Successful Family BusinessDance, Lèon
Boards of Directors and the Privately Owned FirmFord, Roger
Building a Successful Family Business Board : A Guide for Leaders, Directors, and FamiliesPendergast, Jennifer M. / Ward, John L. / De Ponetent, Stephanie Brun
Building Strong Family Teams : A Family Business HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Compliance 101Troklus, Debbie & Vacca, Sheryl
Deconstructing Conflict : Understanding Family Business Shared Wealth and PowerBaumoel, Doug / Trippe, Blair
Developing Family Business Policies : Your Guide to the FutureAaronoff, Craig / Astrachan, Joseph / Ward, John
Dirty Little Secrets of Family BusinessHutcheson, Henry Lee
Dismissal : There Is No Easy Way, But There Is A Better WayMorin, William J. & Yorks, Lyle
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at WorkCarlson, Richard
Essential Manager's ManualHeller, Robert & Hindle, Tim
Essential Negotiation : An A-Z GuideKennedy, Gavin
Essentials for Board Directors : An A-Z Guide (2nd Edition)Tricker, Bob
Every Manager's Desk ReferenceAlpha
Family AssessmentSperry, Len
Family Business As ParadoxSchuman, Amy / Stuts. Stacy / Ward, John. L
Family Business By The NumbersSchwarz, Norbert E.
Family Business Compensation HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business Conflict Resolution HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business GovernanceAronoff, Craig E. & Ward, John L.
Family Business Growth HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business Leadership HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business Management HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business Mentoring HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business OwnershipAronoff, Craig E., McClure, Stephen & Ward, John L.
Family Business Policies & Procedures HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business Shareholder's HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family Business SuccessionAronoff, Craig E., McClure, Stephen & Ward, John L.
Family Business Succession HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
Family WarsGordon, Grant & Nicholson, Nigel
Financial Decision Making : Concepts, Problems, & Cases 2nd EditionHampton, John J.
Financial Management of Your Family Company : A Family Business HandbookFamily Business Magazine Editors
From Partners by Chance to Partners by Choice : Building Trust-based Partnerships with Siblings and CousinsFamily Business Consulting Group
From Siblings to CousinsAronoff, Craig
How Families Work Together : A Family Business PublicationWhiteside, Mary / Aronoff, Craig / Ward, John
How to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance OfficerGrant-Hart, Kristy
How To Plan & Conduct A Successful MeetingGordon, Myron Ph.D.
Human Resources In The Family Business : Maximizing The Power Of Your PeopleRansburg, David / Sage-Hayward, Wendy / Schuman, Amy M.
Judgment in Managerial Decision MakingBazerman & Moore
Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family BusinessFleming, Quentin
Leading a Family Business : Best Practices for Long-Term StewardshipCraig, Justin B, PhD / Moores, Ken, PhD
Lean Six Sigma : Business Transformation for DummiesBurghall, Roger / Grant, Vince / Morgan, John
Management : The Revised EditionDrucker, Peter F.
Managing Conflict In the Family BusinessRhodes, Kent & Lansky, David
Managing for CommitmentGoman, Carol Kinsey
Managing For Profit In The Nonprofit WorldFirstenberg, Paul B.
MBA BasicsGorman, Tom
McIlhanny's Gold : How A Louisiana Family Built the Tabasco EmpireRothdefer, Jeffrey
My Father's Business : Small Town Values that built Dollar GeneralTurner Jr., Carl
Negotiating RationallyBazerman & Neale
Owning Up : The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to AskCharan, Ram
Parting CompanyWilliam J. Marin / James C. Cabrera
Payments Systems in the U.S.Benson, Carol / Loftesness, Scott
Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychological Association
Reengineering the Corporation : A Manifesto for Business RevolutionHammer, Michael / Champy, James
Siblings and the Family BusinessPontet, Stephanie
Strategic NegotiationsWalton, Cutcher-Gershenfeld, McKersie
Street-Smart EthicsMcLemore, Clinton
The 10 Laws of TrustPeterson / Kaplan / Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective FamiliesCovey, Stephen R.
The B Corp Handbook : How You Can Use Business as A Force for GoodHoneyman, Ryan / Jana, Tiffany
The Board-Building Cycle : Finding, Engaging and Strengthening NonProfit Board MembersMeier, Susan S.
The Family Business Boardroom NewsletterFamily Business Consulting Group
The Family Constitution : Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your BusinessMontemerlo, Daniela / Ward, John
The Family Council HandbookEckrich, Chris / McClure, Stephen
The Imperfect Board MemberBrown, Jim
The Integrity AdvantageGostick and Telford
The Manual to Online Public Records : Increase Profits Using Cyber-IntelligenceSankey, Mike & Hetherington, Cynthia
The Rickover EffectRockwell, Theodore
The Truth about Lies in the WorkplaceGoman, Carol Kinsey
This Isn't the Company I Joined : Seven Steps to Energizing a Restructured Work ForceGoman, Carol Kinsey
Total Career FitnessMorin, William
Vest Pocket MBAShim, Jae
What Every Successful Woman KnowsEllig, Janice / Morin, William
What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business SchoolMcCormack, Mark H.
Why CEOs FailDotlich, David L. & Cairo, Peter C.
Why Smart Executives FailFinkelstein, Sydney


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Business Assessment & Training:

Best Advice to Small Business Owners

Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners

Business 101 Everything You Need to Know About Business and Startup Basics

Business Management 101, Business Management Definition, Basics, and Best Practices

Business Strategy – SWOT Analysis

Cultural Difference In Business | Valerie Hoeks | TEDxHaarlem

Entrepreneurship Series - Business Plan Writing 101 : Wharton School

Four Phases of High-Quality Business Performance Assessments (StrategyDriven Enterprises)

The New Digital Business | Richard Heaslip | TEDxOxbridge

The Power of a Strategic Business Assessment


Family Business:

5 Family Business Mistakes to Avoid


Building a Family Business that Lasts

CBS Family Enterprise Insights: Why is Family Business Education Important?

Family Business Governance : The John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises

Family Business IV: Preparing your Family Business for Succession

Family Business VS Start Up: Your First Foot Print & Making Sure It Lasts | Viraj Shukla | TEDxPDPU

Family Business: 6 Success Factors to Last Beyond Three Generations

Need to Know: What Drives Successful Family Businesses?

Succession Planning in Family Business

The Future of Family Business (Business Families Foundation)

The Psychology Of Small Business Success - Top 5 Errors Of Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Trust In Business (Transparency, Purpose, Execution) - Joshua Konowe (TEDx)

What Drives Successful Family Businesses? | Pictet Asset Management

What’s Next For Family Businesses? (PwC)