Mother, father, sister, brother, co-worker.

Family can be tricky enough. Having family as an employee or boss? That takes it to another level. Family Business Alliance can help you define what’s family and what’s business – and help both work together.


Helping Family Businesses Succeed Generation to Generation.

The Family Business Alliance is focused on your success. We tap into local expertise and national resources to give you the tools you need to thrive.

What’s New?

  • Welcome to our Website

    Mar 30, 2017

    Welcome! We are thrilled you are visiting the new Family Business Alliance website! Do you have a family business in your family? We get it! Our nonprofit is founded and led by family business leaders who walk in your shoes — or heels — every day. We really believe in growing a strong family business community through…
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  • The challenge and opportunity of independent business ownership

    Apr 28, 2017

    In the world of many privately owned businesses, there are at least three competing areas to manage actively. These three areas are family, ownership, and management. These three distinct interests can intersect with one or both of the others. This is what can cause conflict and be difficult to manage. Management functions refer to the…
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  • How to be a valuable asset on your company’s board

    Mar 31, 2017

    Are you the next generation of your family’s business? Do you currently serve on a board or want to serve on a nonprofit board? If it’s the latter, why do you serve? Are you an effective board member? Perhaps you would like to do more for the organization but can’t seem to make the time….
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  • Talent Acquistion & Retention: Q&A with Ellie Frey Zagel, Director of the Family Business Alliance

    Mar 14, 2017

    A recent interview with our very own Ellie Frey Zagel, Director of the Family Business Alliance, on the topic of where talent acquisition and retention fits in the realm of family owned business.