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Family Business 2.0

A forum for students and future family business leaders. This forum is designed to enhance one's awareness of & appreciation for the key challenges involved in leading and managing the family and closely-held business & your role in that business.

Website: http://www.uvm.edu/familybusiness/
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2013

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Working with your wife/husband? 8 Replies

Started by Andrew Rianhard. Last reply by Doug Baumoel Dec 16, 2011.

Father will not sell Dunkins 3 Replies

Started by Andrew Rianhard. Last reply by Andrew Rianhard Dec 13, 2011.

Family firms make up around 45% of all business enterprises in the Bulgaria. 1 Reply

Started by John Siracusa. Last reply by Dann Van Der Vliet Dec 13, 2011.

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Comment by Dann Van Der Vliet on August 18, 2009 at 1:30pm
Welcome to students of the University of Vermont BSAD 195 course. Please leave a comment to indicate you have visited. I look forward to the exchange between each of you and the members of the Family Business Wiki in the coming months.
Comment by Kasha Szymczyszyn on September 28, 2009 at 4:35pm
Hey guys!!!! just posting to show you that I've made it :)
Comment by Doug Baumoel on December 14, 2009 at 10:57am
I'm a former Family Business, second generation leader and current consultant specializing in the management of conflict an successoin in family business. My good friend Ty Danco suggested I watch out for UVM Family Business info. I look forward to seeing how this group evolved.
Comment by Claire Roussos on September 29, 2010 at 3:35pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/01/us/01citrus.html?_r=2

This is the article Nick and I presented this past Friday. Some of the discussion questions we asked were about what to do if you find that the market you initially entered has suddenly changed? What if the market is something you don't want to be a part of but you still need to make a living do you do it anyway?
Comment by Claire Roussos on September 29, 2010 at 3:48pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/29/obama-small-business-plan-...

Obama's effort to help small businesses with tax cuts and making it easier for businesses to take out loans. Mixed reviews on the effectiveness of this bill- will it help most businesses? help enable businesses to hire new employees and take out loans but not secure their businesses or the industry they are in. Is it effective?
Comment by Claire Roussos on September 29, 2010 at 3:49pm
I guess this is similar to the article Dylan posted.
Comment by Tiffany Butler on September 30, 2010 at 3:54pm
How do you manage separating family issues from the daily operations of the business?
Comment by Agata Smolak on October 6, 2010 at 1:39pm
Recent: http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/in-india-billionaire-a...
Older: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/6099604/Feud-b...

These are two articles Tim and I used for our family business news article and presentation. The older one describes the fued between the Ambani brothers. The recent article talks of the end of their dispute. Based on the information we have provided the class, What types of things could the Reliance Group have done to resolve these disputes? Do you think that these conflicts were inevitable, considering so much worth was involved? Do you think that more conflicts will arise, despite their current truce?
Comment by Thorsten Kleinschmidt on October 30, 2010 at 1:35pm
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/jan2005/sb20050125_357...
This is the link to the article Tiffany and I used for our presentation in class
Comment by Siera Densmore on September 23, 2011 at 11:34am
I watched Obama's most recent speech on reducing the country's debt deficit.  One of the things that he spoke about was increasing the tax rate for the wealthy, and mentioned a "millionaires tax" (one person with an income over a million dollars will pay a higher tax rate).  When many small business file their taxes under "personal", I feel that this tax will actually have a negative effect on American small businesses, forcing them to pay higher taxes.

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