It’s More Than Business.
Advancing family business in West Michigan with strategies, tools, and partners to achieve multi-generational success.
How We Help
As the current or future leader of a privately held or family business entity, navigating family and business dynamics creates unique operating challenges. Family Business Alliance can help you better define both— and align them to work together.
Network with 450 representatives from 170 premier family business organizations in West Michigan. Develop relationships with professional advisors that routinely advise on the family business dynamic.
Attend educational events and workshops designed to develop the next generation of family leaders. Access online library or resources including articles, videos, and podcasts. Participate in our uniquely designed Peer Group Forums.
Help understand how Family Meetings, Family Constitution, and a Board of Directors can serve to meet both your family and business goals. Attend succession planning workshops, and access online resources to understand key family dynamics.
As a family business grows, the number of people around it will follow. Kim discusses how to be discerning about who we involve, and how we allocate resources.
Family constitutions (and similar documents referred to as “charters” or “protocols”) are often a centerpiece of family agreements and governance for mature family enterprises; yet, the purpose and origin of the constitution can be very different from family to family.
Conflict is a natural component of family relationships, and it affects family enterprises in several ways. Many families benefit from the healthy expression of disagreement and managing conflict proactively. Still, others struggle with conflict that may originate from years before and continues to impede the family’s ability to make business decisions or enjoy their family relationships.