Financial Education Center

Webinar: What Makes Them So Special, Anyway? Family Business Legacies Withstanding the Test of Time

Dennis T. Jaffe, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors, acclaimed workshop leader, speaker, and author, shares common traits, actions, and philosophies of family enterprises around the world that are 100 years old or older.

Podcast: Standing Up for Others - A Life of Beating the Odds

Join us for this conversation about how the right attitude and desire to serve will benefit you and your business.

Sympathy and Succession: Lessons from History

Author Ken McCracken explores economist and philosopher Adam Smith's thinking on self-interest and sympathy and how to apply it to succession planning.

Family Business Ownership and Leadership

Join a conversation with Rich Ryffel, Professor of Finance Practice at Washington University's Olin Business School and Josh Baron, Co-founder BanyanGlobal, Visiting Lecturer, and Author of “Harvard Business Review: Family Business Handbook”, as they unpack key differentiators surrounding family business leadership and ownership versus that of publicly-traded companies.

Research: Diversification, legacy issue top family business concerns

The author discusses how running a business and a family unit with an eye toward diversification is the best way to ensure a family’s legacy and, ultimately, the enjoyment of the fruits of the family’s labor for generations to come.

Business Succession Planning

When developing a succession plan for your business, you must make many decisions. Should you sell? Should you structure your plan to go into effect during your lifetime or at your death? Should you transfer your ownership interest?