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  • This November Zoom panel discussion provides perspectives and advice from three experts who collectively have been there/done this 100+times. A few of the many key takeaways include: Be transparent with creditors, vendors and employees in that order. Do a liquidation analysis to understand what you would walk away from, and with, should an orderly liquidation occur. Develop a new business plan that’s honest about what’s working and what has to change. Combine this with a rolling 13-week cash flow analysis. Panelists are: Pat Brennan, a partner at Platinum Group and a seasoned business executive with a strong track record of success working in a diversity MORE

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January 1, 2019
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Name of Business
123 Street Address, Suite 000
Minneapolis, MN 12345

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  • By Tom Hubler, Executive Consultant James Schultz appeared to be at the top of his game. A locally recognized leader in his industry, he had earned a national reputation for craftsmanship and business acumen. But his dream to have his three sons work in the business had become a nightmare. While each had grown up MORE

  • By Bill English, Partner In his book, Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality, Dr. Henry Cloud says, “there are a lot of people who are competent and good at what they do who don’t get to be leaders or ‘hugely successful’.” He goes on to write that in order for competent individuals MORE

  • Business In The News is a compilation of business stories from around Minnesota and neighboring states usually not reported on by Twin Cities media. These stories provide business leads, trends and insights we hope you will find useful. DNA Produced in Fargo Helps Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Fargo-based Aldevron LLC reports it has worked overtime MORE

  • By Dean Bachelor, Founder and Chairman It was the year 2010. The Great Recession of 2008–2009 had created an opportunity for Platinum Group to help banks deal with their troubled credits (loans). Years ago, we formed Platinum Receiver Services to facilitate receiverships capable of addressing the disposition of assets that banks require when they are MORE

  • By Tom Hubler, Executive Consultant Jim was rightfully proud of his company. He had nurtured it from a garage start-up to an enterprise generating $40 million a year in sales. To ensure a smooth transition, Jim met monthly with Robert to review the company’s performance. At one such meeting Jim noticed Robert’s last item on MORE

  • Finding great talent today is more challenging than ever for a variety of reasons, including the fact that just about every industry is now experiencing this dilemma. If you’re looking for great talent—or if you’re looking for the very best place to work—watch or listen to this discussion with: Bill English, president and CEO, Accurate MORE

  • Business In The News is a compilation of business stories from around Minnesota and neighboring states usually not reported on by Twin Cities media. These stories provide business leads, trends and insights we hope you will find useful. New Owner of Duluth Paper Mill Receives City Support The Duluth City Council has agreed to abate MORE

  • By Bill English, Partner Proverbs 23.4: “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint”. Hmmm… Are you serious? Turn away good customers who are ready to buy my products and services? Perhaps. Work less even though I could make more money? I think so. Restrain my sales team? Yep. MORE

  • By Tom Hubler, Executive Consultant Over the past 30 years as a family business consultant, I have come across many differences that have eroded family relationships. One involved Uncle Joe and his nephew, Bruce, as they were going through a painful succession planning process. In addition to the typical family business issues of ownership, estate MORE

  • By Dean Bachelor, Founder and Chairman More than a decade ago, our country was showing signs of recovery from one of the deepest and most significant recessions in American history. They called it the “Great Recession.” It was deep and broad, and it affected almost every business in the country. It began as a sub-prime MORE

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The Soul of Family Business

Family business expert Tom Hubler compiles three decades of wisdom in his new book.

  • Essential guidebook for family business owners and advisors alike
  • Book to debut at Barnes & Noble Galleria launch event on October 22, 2018

In his new book, The Soul of Family Business: A practical guide to family business success and a loving family, Tom Hubler takes readers on a journey through the heart and soul of family business.

Using case studies from his more than 35 years as a leading family business consultant, Hubler explores what it takes to run a successful family business, illustrating how love is the foundation and family values are the secret sauce for success.

Hubler will speak about his approach and sign books during a launch event at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2018, at Barnes & Noble, located on the lower east side of the Galleria Shopping Mall in Edina, Minnesota, 55435. The public is invited to attend.

The Soul of Family Business covers topics such as the development of a shared vision for the family and for the business, tackling "speck of dust" issues, creating individual and organizational strategies to ensure a personally and financially rewarding business and wealth preparation planning to ensure that family values continue to emphasize a family culture of gratitude, philanthropy and living purposeful lives.

“As I round the corner into the endgame of my life, I am happy to share what I've learned

 with others,” Hubler said. “It's my hope that it will help members of family businesses appreciate their uniqueness.”

Packed with family business best practices and practical tips for everything from managing conflict to succession planning, The Soul of Family Business is an essential guide for family business owners and advisors alike.

As a pioneer in the field of family business consulting, Hubler created many of the models for a successful family business. To this day, he continues to shape this important field, helping families strengthen connections and eliminate barriers to healthy, productive family and business relationships.

“The Soul of Family Business is all about creating and preserving a truly healthy family in business,” said Ernesto J. Poza, professor emeritus at Thunderbird School of Global Management. “Unlike most family business literature, this book's focus is not best practices but rather the heart and soul of the family in business. Conflict resolution, recovery from substance abuse and family betrayals, forgiveness and gratitude are elegantly and practically discussed in Tom Hubler's book.”

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