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The success and survival of your family business may depend on the professionals you choose to advise you.


With Joanne Norton, Ed.D., Family Business Consulting Group

Thursday, March 22, 2012

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel - Bluegrass Industrial Park

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The success and survival of your family business may depend on the professionals you choose to advise you on matters of finance, law, taxes, family relations, business strategy, succession and other issues. The good news is that never before have so many experts in so many fields been so eager to serve family businesses. This seminar offers a thorough examination of the process of choosing a family business advisor, and how to effectively utilize them once they have been chosen.

Come to this seminar to find out:

• When to Consult an Advisor and What to Expect When You Do
• Which Advisors to Call About Which Kinds of Issues or Problems
• Benchmarks for Good Professional Practice
• Warning Signs for When Relationships with Advisors are Less Than They Should Be
• How to Find and Engage Advisors Who Are Best for You
• How to Maximize the Value You Receive from Your Family Business Advisors
• The Role of an Advisory Board , how to put one together and use it effectively

This seminar and companion book will provide you with meaningful information to help you select and use the best family business advisors which will best benefit your particular family business.

OUR SPEAKER: Dr. JoAnne Norton, a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group, specializes in advising large, multi-generational family businesses. She works with families to improve communication, to develop the next generation of leaders, and to coach non-family executives.

A former non-family executive herself, JoAnne understands the unique challenges faced by executives who are not owners, but are working in someone else’s family business. For more than a decade, she was the vice-president of shareholder relations for Freedom Communications, a family-owned media company, where she worked with the 65 family owners and served on the leadership teams of four different non-family CEOs. Few professionals share JoAnne’s unique experience of establishing a shareholder relations department dedicated to family governance, leadership training and coaching.

JoAnne is the author of several articles on how to improve relations between non-family CEOs of family businesses and family owners. She also has written “Bringing Bowen Theory to Family Business,” which will appear in the forthcoming book, Bringing Systems Thinking to Life. A frequent speaker at university family business centers across the country and national industry conferences, JoAnne has presented at the Family Business Network meeting in Cannes, France, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Link to companion book:

Ramada Plaza Hotel
9700 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40299

Phone: 502.852.4795
Price: FBC Member: $25; Guest: $40; Professional Advisor Member: $50; Non-Member: $125