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Running a business-first family

Reference: FCC

Focus on Farm Transition videos provide strategies and advice to help you navigate the key challenges and questions that arise during the farm transition journey

Are you operating a family-first business or a business-first family? Family business consultant Jolene Brown breaks down these concepts and why it’s important to know the difference.

Key takeaways
  • Business first family – structured to ensure people are paid for value, not genetics
  • Non-family work experience is important – not all lessons can be taught by parents
  • Next gen understands value of proper business structures and can help support it
  • You can love family unconditionally, but as a business there are conditions
  • Sometimes next best leaders of the business are not family members
  • Let advisors talk to each other and get them all in a room together
Jolene Brown is an award-winning speaker, author, farmer and family business consultant. A champion for the people of agriculture, she shares her credibility, authenticity, humour and wisdom with audiences worldwide through her writing, keynotes, and workshops... Watch Video