SKM Associates Family Business Consultants - A Family Business Advising Family Businesses

 For Business Families in the journey to build their Family’s Legacy

  • Successful family businesses clearly define who is responsible for what, and who is responsible for sustaining the family business and the famiy legacy.
  •       Professional establishment of an advisory board– Take the guess-work out of creating an advisory board.  Forget the countless hours trying in vain to identify (and then recruit and then figure out how to pay) the right board members.  We will provide the structure and the professionals for a focused, effective advisory board, and we implement the process for you.

  • We support family businesses to help build and maintain a robust entrepreneurial climate.
  • We take a holistice approach with Family Businesses helping them understand they are more than the sum of their parts, and they exhibit unique behavior as a whole rather than the singular behavior of the Family system, the Business system, and the Ownership system. 
  • Communication within families is complex, there is no one size fits all solution. Our facilitation helps build appropriate structures and guidelines that provide platforms to facilitate transparent dialogue and sustainability of the family buisness.
  • Building a Family Legacy requires determining what will be passed to the next generation, it is more than just financial resources. Coaching the rising generations is an opportunity.

 

SKM Associates

SKM Associates Family Business Consultants 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, family meetings, professional coaching and development, education, and business strategy

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

 

 

The Long Haul Advantage of the Family Business

It is no secret that each generation of a family owned business faces unique challenges. It is also no secret that the majority of businesses are family owned businesses. Yet, for many, the term family business can conjure up stereotypes of family squabbles, mom and pop shops, nepotism, and lack of sophistication. While there are businesses that fit some (or all) of those stereotypes, it is our experience that these stereotypes are not an accurate description of many family owned businesses.  Indeed, we continue to see many family businesses that are thriving, growing, and using their family ownership as a long-term competitive advantage.

Keeping the family in the family business is not easy and does not happen by chance. It requires hard work, commitment, and accountability.

 

 

20 Questions: Practical Checklists For Business Families

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"From his years of experience both working in family businesses and consulting to family businesses, Steve has a wealth of practical wisdom and insight to share. May the treasure trove of practical suggestions, which he and Aaron share in this book, bless your family and its business."
           Melissa Mitchell-Blitch, MS, MA; 
           Family Business and Executive Coach; 
           Founder of Eredita, LLC
 
 
"The authors use a series of very perceptive questions to tease out the differing views of members of a family business and also clearly explain the purpose of these questions. I would highly recommend this book to the leaders and members of all  family businesses."
          Frederick D . Lipman, author of The Family Business Guide (Palgrave Macmillan 2010)