Welcome to the Network of Family Businesses & SKM Associates Family Business Advisors

Advising and Consulting Business Families in the journey to build their Family’s Legacy

  • Successful family businesses clearly define who is responsible and who is responsible for succession
  • Long-lasting family businesses maintain a robust entrepreneurial climate
  • Webinars are available in Downloadable Podcasts 
  • Access to Articles and Resource Material
  • Partner with Other Business Families for Next-Gen Internship Programs
  • Recognition as a Featured Member
  • Ad Placement on The Network of Family Businesses

SKM Associates

SKM Associates LLC and the Network of Family Businesses exists to serve and assist family businesses as they build and preserve their family legacies.  We work with family enterprises and closely held businesses on issues such as succession planning, communication, board and family business structure development, professional coaching and development, education, and business strategy


         Have a question related to your family business, ask SKM Associates


 The Family Council

How does a Family Council work? There is no “one-size-fits-all” template. In fact, an effective Family Council is one that is designed for the specific needs and desires of the family that it serves. Certain steps can help guide the process of organizing a Family Council. First, the family should develop a Family Charter or Family Constitution. The Family Charter defines the vision and purpose for the Family Council, and it serves as the foundational document to guide the Family Council. The Family Charter also defines the core values to be communicated to the next generation. The size of the Family Council should be determined by the size, needs, and focus of the family.

Sample Our Archived Seminars

  • Steve McClure Preview
  • Fred Lipman Preview
  • Clemens Preview

Friends and Sponsors

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    Sponsor and Thought Leader
  • wealth legacy advisors - susan schoenfeld
    Sponsor and Thought Leader
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    Global Connection
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    Global Connection