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Unique, industry-specific financial measurements and ratios provide agricultural producers information, benchmarking their operation against their peers. Contact your local Northwest FCS relationship manager or send us a message for more information.View videos
Interactive, one-day workshops provide a realistic roadmap of the planning process and help get everyone engaged. Local attorneys and accountants address estate planning issues and best practices. Suscribe for program and event notifications regarding upcoming workshops.Subscribe
Get away from the business to learn and discuss lessons from national-level experts on family business and estate planning. This multi-day event gives families an opportunity to engage in conversation and start building a plan.
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Families in business together share a lot, which isn’t always easy. It requires communication, understanding and compromise. In many ways, being in business together is like sharing a car. Simple rules addressing refueling, cleaning, maintenance and repairs create guidelines that align expectations, drive accountability and fuel harmony.Read Article
Most family businesses fail or are sold to non-family owners before they reach the third generation. This is partially because family businesses often rely on trust and familial bonds to hold the business together. While the informality of family works for some, successful multi-generation family businesses have learned that as families grow and businesses increase in complexity, more formal governance structures and communications are required. Learn three easy steps to strengthening governance and communication in your family business.Read Article
During the holidays we take time to reflect on our many blessings. In family business those blessings include health, happiness, prosperity and the opportunity to work with loved ones. What happens, though, when family in business doesn’t always feel like a blessing?Read Article