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  • July’s Owner Transition Forum, sponsored by Platinum Group, was a shining testament of how transition goals were aligned with family and personal values, according to Platinum Partner Steve Coleman. The monthly forum, via Zoom, featured father-son presenters, Mike and Matt Norman, updating the progress of their 2011 succession — the Dale Carnegie Training franchise in the Upper Midwest. Transition goals discussed included: keeping the company’s whole team in place; building the Norman family/Carnegie brand; ongoing support from Mike, Platinum members and other advisors; and, ongoing revenue stream for Mike and his wife. According to Matt, “Generational transition requires lots of 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 This article is Part 2 of a continuing series about the delicate issues among family businesses. Part 1 discussed financial vs. emotional equity and this article deals with trust and gratitude, which are necessary for emotional equity. Trust Builds Emotional Equity When family members do not trust each other, everything MORE

  • By Dale Kurschner, Platinum Group Minnesota CEOs have had to rapidly adjust to new ways of operating their businesses, including leading employees and serving clients during one of the most intensely uncertain times in U.S. history. In May, “One Take CEO Interviews” was launched to discuss (via Zoom) how they were dealing with the Pandemic MORE

  • Read the articles from our newsletter for October 2020.

  • How Platinum improved operations to support return to profitability

  • By Tom Hubler, Executive Consultant The entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in today’s society. People want their own business – for the freedom, for higher earning potential; or because they have a great idea, because they are the next generation. And people who have their own business naturally bring along their families. Even family members who do MORE

  • Business Owner Sabbatical Planning Template is a guide for Business Owners to plan an extended leave By Steve Coleman, Partner Looking to try something new to break old patterns and gain new motivation for change? As business owners and managers finalize their annual plans, they may be ready to test their capacity to step out MORE

  • Read the articles from our newsletter for September 2020.

  • The owner of several manufacturers in the Twin Cities made the decision to start downsizing and chose one of his three companies to sell. Dean Bachelor of Platinum Group sits on the board of his largest company, a manufacturer of large processing equipment, and the owner asked Dean to facilitate the sale of his engineering/metal MORE

  • Platinum Group has added a new self-assessment tool to help business owners to evaluate barriers that may be blocking the health and success of their organizations in three essential areas: leadership, workplace culture and unresolved conflict. To build a stronger business, owners need to monitor the relationship dynamics within their companies and ask themselves questions MORE

  • By Bill English, Partner, Platinum Group Business owners live with their businesses, 24 x 7 x 365. Their business is always in their thoughts – even if only in the back of their minds. At the end of a tough day, when they go home, they’ll often not want to re-live their day. Isn’t that 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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