Who we help Family Enterprises
Build a strong family enterprise. Create a legacy that lasts.Family enterprises are the beating heart of our economy. They provide families with emotional as well as financial rewards unlike any other venture. At the same time, they come with their own unique and complex set of challenges and opportunities.
A family enterprise may be local or global, spanning from the founding generation to the fifth and beyond. It can include many things, from a single operating company to a family office, real estate investments to portfolio corporations. And every family dynamic is different.
It’s our privilege to help family enterprises find solutions to their most intractable problems, plan for the future and create sustainable legacies that last generations. We do this to preserve the two things you care about most -- your family and your enterprise.
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for enterprising families.What’s appropriate for one family business may not be appropriate for another. Factors like the age of the business and its size and structure play an important role in determining the right solutions. Add the family’s values and philosophy, interpersonal dynamics, and family and business goals and things get even more complex. It’s not always easy to see the way forward.
There are no templates to follow. And there could be several ways to solve a particular problem. The best approach is to begin with the end in mind. What do you want to accomplish? If you hope the family will remain in the business for a generation or more, you should begin to design solutions now that prepare for a prosperous future.
Experience & Expert Guidance
We’ve helped thousands of families solve complex problems and find the way forward.
We’ve learned a lot by working closely with more than 2,600 families around the world. Our team are experts in all areas of family business, with strong educational, research and practical experience. They know how to navigate sensitive family issues as well as critical business needs.
Our consultants have successfully led businesses across industries, family structures and cultures through the issues -- common and uncommon -- faced by families in business together. To do that they take a holistic approach, aligning all aspects of the family and business. This eliminates conflict that stands in the way of success, while clearing the way for a stronger competitive advantage and long-term continuity.
We’ve been working together as a family for the past 16 years and laid the foundation that has kept our family on the same page as we plan for the future. The Family Business Consulting Group has guided our family throughout our entire process.
Dini Pickering, Chair of Biltmore Estate’s Board of Directors and 4th generation of the Vanderbilt Family