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  • Join our Owner Transition Forum to gain fresh perspectives from other family business owners’ experiences. These monthly breakfast roundtables offer insights and open dialog around real owner stories in a confidential setting. Contact Steve Coleman at 612-270-4327 or Steve.Coleman@thePlatinumGrp.com

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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 February 2020.

  • What does a son, daughter, cousin or in-law think about the business owned by a family member? As Platinum Group’s Steve Coleman writes, “Whether or not they are involved daily in that business, a family business does affect the entire family. Yet many business owners of privately held companies do not usually consider the thoughts MORE

  • Looking for a logical, flexible sequence to track the progress of your company’s transition? Consider a transition framework based on Platinum Group’s years of experience in guiding business owners. Then, join our Owner Transition Forum to gain fresh perspectives from other business owners’ experiences. These monthly breakfast roundtables offer insights and open dialog around real MORE

  • MINNETONKA, Minn. — February 11, 2020 — Platinum Group, a management consulting firm that advises business owners, private equity funds and family offices, announces that Laurie Knutson has joined the firm as an Executive Consultant. Most recently, she was President at Ōmcare, a health technology company pioneering products that enable remote care in the home. MORE

  • How Platinum guided improvements in lender relationships and business operations to get a company back on track

  • Read the articles from our newsletter for January 2020.

  • How Platinum Group created advantageous loan structure for buyer and seller

  • The New Year is a good time to take a fresh look at your company’s income statement. When business owners look at their monthly profit-and-loss statements, they may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg. It’s what looms underneath — that may cause enough damage to sink the ship — six or nine months MORE

  • When a family business negatively impacts a courtship, strongly consider how it could destroy a marriage relationship by reading a recent blog post by Platinum’s Bill English, “I Can’t Marry Into This.” Bill says, “This story is a compilation of three different calls I received last year that were remarkably similar. All three found me MORE

  • Platinum Group, a management consulting firm that advises business owners, private equity funds and family offices, announces that two new Executive Consultants have joined the firm: Greg Backlund brings 35 years of experience to Platinum in the areas of manufacturing operations, process improvement and Lean manufacturing. Jennifer Strom helps business owners develop human resources (HR) 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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