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With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
Family Business Alliance, Family Business WIKI, Vermont Family Business Initiative

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Global Family Enterprise Case Competition Is First of Its Kind.

Burlington, VT, USA - The University of Vermont (UVM) School of Business Administration announces the inaugural 2013 Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). This first of its kind case competition will match undergraduate & graduate students enrolled in universities and colleges with the world’s finest family business programs.  The competition for the UVM Family Enterprise Cup will be held in Burlington, VT, USA from January 9 – 13, 2013.

Pramodita “Dita” Sharma,…


Posted on February 14, 2012 at 2:57pm

What does “Made in the USA” mean to you?

What does “Made in the USA” mean in this day and age of a global economy, and does it really matter anymore?

I begin with the case of a US family owned business that distributes home heating oil. I am not specifying any one particular business; there are many of these types of family-owned businesses in many industries and likely several in your region.  Perhaps their oil may be refined in the USA, but then is the refinery American owned (read: BP)?  So then is the source of the crude…


Posted on October 25, 2011 at 9:09am

Great Christmas gift ideas for mom and dad and your family business.

You love your mom and dad. They gave birth to you, raised you with an entrepreneurial spirit and have created or sustained your family business with the hope that one day you might take it over. You want to take care of them as they exit the business to savor the fruits of their (your) labor. If you are like many other businesses, perhaps the last few years have stalled your succession plan or maybe they just enjoy working (read: seeing YOU work) so much they seem to be in no hurry to leave.…


Posted on December 10, 2010 at 12:25pm

The flight of youth and fighting "brain drain"; is LeBron any different?

Tonight marks the biggest game of the NBA season so far. Admittedly, I am not a huge NBA fan, but I do enjoy the drama of certain games and this one has it all. LeBron, returning home to Cleveland, after fleeing the city of his youth. Cleveland, a hard scrabble rust-belt town, came so close to finally securing a championship for their beleaguered city with LeBron, but he succumbed to the temptation that so many youth fall to and left for his big career (read: championship) opportunity and… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 10:00am

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At 10:55am on November 12, 2009, andrea gutierre jimenez said…
HI Dan, nice to mee you. I am just "arriving" here and reading all post as possible. I am really interested on Family BUssines issues.
Thanks for your request
with all respects
At 12:38pm on December 3, 2009, Ken McCracken said…
HI Dann

Just wondering if you'd had time to hook up with Sara Carter at Unversity of Strathclyde? Also interested if you or your colleagues had any views on the paper I posted on the Women in Family Business Group

At 8:54pm on October 7, 2010, Dennis Jaffe said…
HI Dann
Will I see you at FFI? I would love to talk a bit about what you are up to.

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