The Family Business Programme

Paul Andrews

Here at Family Business United we are happy to share links to resources to help family firms address the challenges that they face.  The Family Business Programme, developed and run by John Broons, a family business consultant based in Perth, Australia is one such resource.

If you are in business with members of your family, and growing your business and succession is on your mind, then this  online programme has been developed to help you learn about the systems you are working in and build your own personal/family/business plan.

Every family is unique, just as every business is unique and, of course, every person is unique. This makes it so much more difficult to resolve any issue or challenge that arises.  However, there are similarities between all families and businesses that enable us to gain clarity to design and construct an appropriate strategic plan for both.

Working individually and together you will uncover the elephant in your room, resolve an internal broken line of communication or create adequate family/business boundaries.

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You will learn more about:

  • Foundations to Family Business
  • The importance of History, Culture and Values
  • Communication
  • Trust, Rules and Boundaries
  • Financials – Money, Structures
  • Legal – Wills, Estate Planning, Ownership
  • Governance – Family Rules (Charter), Business Boards
  • Leadership – Who’s next, How to choose
  • Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Succession planning is an inevitability and this programme has been created for:

A Retiring Parent/Owner/Leader Who Wants:

  • Family Harmony To Continue Over The Long-Term
  • To Keep Their Self Identity
  • Funds For Their Retirement
  • To Reduce The Business Risk

A Successor Who Wants:

  • Their Abilities Recognized
  • Power And Control
  • Capital For Growth
  • To Take Risks Needed To Drive Growth

A Non-Family Successor In The Business Who Wants:

  • To Be Treated Fairly
  • Input On Key Decisions
  • Return On Investment
  • Protection Of Capital & An Exit Plan

The course is delivered by John Broons who is an Accredited Specialist Family Business Advisor of Family Business Australia and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (Boston, USA) CFBA, ACFBA. He also is a multi-award-winning Chairman of a Vistage Group coaching and mentoring CEO’s of family owned and corporate businesses.

The course is all available online with small, manageable video presentations to identify the challenges and pose some questions to get the conversation started.  This is a course for those who have not previously appreciated that there is a ‘family business sector,’ that want to find out more about the challenges and some ways to start to discuss the matters in hand.

The Course Outline

Rules For Life (1:06 minutes) Get a free preview here
The Maze (2:22  minutes) Get a free preview here
Why Succession Planning Is Important (4:21 minutes) Get a free preview here
Planning In Family Business (5:18 minutes)
The Blood That Binds Us (17:10 minutes)
In Family Business Who Are You? (7:52 minutes)
Succession Planning Part 1 (5:01 minutes)
Succession Planning Part 2 (2:17 minutes)
How Far Have You Come? (2:46 minutes)
History To Present (2:12 minutes)
The Canvas and Your Personal Attachment (5:46 minutes)
Descriptors (6:30 minutes)
Future Succession Impact (2:50 minutes)
The Three Circles (4:01 minutes)
Dynamics and A Broader Understanding (3:21 minutes)
Overarching Values (2:05 minutes)
Family Values Expanded (1:14 minutes)
Ownership & Wealth Generation (3:22 minutes)
Managing Risk (13:05 minutes)
The Essentials (4:04 minutes)
Historical Repetition (3:52 minutes)
Looking Towards The Future (3:13 minutes)
Perspectives That Can Influence (2:55 minutes)
Shared Future Vision With Value (3:34 minutes)
Wrapping It All Together (5:25 minutes)

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