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  • A family business succession update by two generations of business owners — a father to son third-generation story — will be the topic for Platinum’s next Business Owner Transition Forum on Tuesday, July 14 via Zoom, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. In 2011, a family business was moving down a path of ownership change from the second to third generation, but there were significant generational differences in expected valuation and timing. What emerged from earnest discussion, negotiation, compromise and love is a success story told by Mike Norman, father, and Matt Norman, son. The 2011 sale of the Dale 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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  • Read the articles from our newsletter for July 2020.

  • Minnetonka, Minn. — July 9, 2020 — Platinum Group, a consulting firm that provides advisory services for business owners, private equity funds, family offices and entrepreneurs, announces that four of its consultants have been named Partner: Bill English, M.A., LP, CPBPM helps clients with conflict resolution, leadership development and executive coaching. With C-level leadership in MORE

  • Nearly 60 percent of business owners and leaders who responded to a June Minnesota Business Pulse survey said they expected no changes in employment levels by June 30, while 21 percent said they were hiring and 21 percent were reducing headcount. About half of these leaders say they expect overall business conditions to improve during MORE

  • A family business succession update by two generations of business owners — a father to son third-generation story — will be the topic for Platinum’s next Business Owner Transition Forum on Tuesday, July 14 via Zoom, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. In 2011, a family business was moving down a path of ownership change MORE

  • Platinum Group’s Dale Kurschner has launched a weekly CEO interview program called “One Take” – a continuous, unscripted dialogue with no edits, recorded from each CEO’s home via Zoom. In each 10- to 20-minute interview, Dale asks one CEO to provide his or her take on how best to deal with the most pressing business MORE

  • This series of interviews with key members of Platinum Group – Minnesota’s most experienced advisory group helping business owners and leaders with extreme challenges including financial setbacks, lender and landlord re-negotiations, turnarounds and bankruptcies – is produced by one of its consultants and former Twin Cities Business Editor in Chief Dale Kurschner. Dean Bachelor Complementing this MORE

  • Read the articles from our newsletter for June 2020.

  • Platinum’s Tom Hubler recently moderated a panel discussion about changes in a succession plan between the owner and president of King Technology, a Hopkins-based manufacturer, in the midst of the current pandemic. Key take-away advice from the family owner and non-family successor was helpful for other family businesses: Communication, communication, and communication — is needed, MORE

  • Platinum Group’s Dale Kurschner has launched a weekly CEO interview program called “One Take” – a continuous, unscripted dialogue with no edits, recorded from each CEO’s home via Zoom. In each 10- to 20-minute interview, Dale asks one CEO to provide his or her take on how best to deal with the most pressing business MORE

  • By Randy Kroll, Partner Leadership is critical during this COVID-19 inflection point. Decisions must be made quickly. Communications must happen in rapid pace. Information must be filtered hourly. Here are three critical actions that Platinum Group suggests to help guide business and organizational leaders in these times: Be Strategic — We know from past experiences 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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