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Beyond Bloodlines: Strategies for Success in Family Enterprises
Maryann G. Bell sits down with Mark Tepsich for UBS: On-Air:Conversations to discuss how non-family member employees and executives navigate their role in family offices and family business; in short,...
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Does Your Family Business Have a Succession Plan?
After leading his family’s boutique real estate development firm, Rohit Gera had to plan how the business would move forward without him. In this episode, Gera and Christina Wing explain...
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The Importance of Prenups in Safeguarding Business Ownership
“Prenup” is often a fighting word when it comes to engaged couples (though the younger generation is starting to think differently). But when a family business is at stake, having...
Planning the Future for Harlem’s Beloved Sylvia’s Restaurant
Sylvia’s Restaurant, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in August 2022, is a testament to the values instilled by the founder and matriarch, Sylvia Woods. She cultivated a strong community around...
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The Term Family Office is Confusing; it needs a new name, says Harvard academic
Family Offices face a host of challenges – not least the fact that they’re called Family Offices! Too often, says Wingspan Founder Christina Wing, the term fails to capture the...
Can the “Cummings Way” Live on After the Founder Retires?
After 50 years at the helm of Cummings Properties, billionaire and philanthropist Bill Cummings is winding down his roles at both the family business and foundation that he built. How...
A Family Business at a Crossroads: Scaling and Succession
In 2000, Rohit Gera turned his family’s boutique real estate development firm in Pune, India, into a dynamic innovator in housing solutions for urban Indian families. Today Gera Developments stands...
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Governing the Family-Owned Business
In any enterprise, the governance of the firm is critical to its long-term success. But governance of a family business is even more complicated, and the lack of effective governance...
How To Fire Your Daughter
Firing an employee is often an ordeal. But what if you’re related to them? Wingspan Founder Christina Wing delves into this thorny topic for family business owners on an episode...