”The era of the Buddenbrooks has come to an end. We have to reinvent the family business and the business owning families.“
Our American colleague John Ward once said: “Keeping a family business alive is probably the toughest management job on earth.”
Because the careful handling of entrepreneurial responsibilities and the legitimate concerns of the business and the family is a challenge.And this challenge has not become any easier. The environment in which family businesses exist is rapidly changing. Globalisation, digitalisation, individualisation and emancipation create new challenges that require new solutions. To make the cross-generational entrepreneurial dream become reality, we have to reinvent our family businesses and business owning families.
We want to help you with that.
Competently. With experience. Independently. Personally. Individually. And with empathy. On the basis of a method that we developed.
Every family business entrepreneur has to balance the interests of his business, his private wealth, his family and his personal interests. In order to optimise his self-efficacy, it is crucial for him to know his goals and what needs to be done in order to achieve them.
Based on the methodology of the INTES-Principle we will develop your personal entrepreneurial strategy and ensure its implementation.
Succession is the final test of greatness for a business owning family. Without successful succession there is no successful family business.
Together we will develop your individual concept of succession and ensure its implementation.
Whilst the successful business needs a business strategy, the dominant owner family needs a strategy for its ownership. In order to act in a professional and responsible way it is crucial to establish goals as well as strategies and structures that ensure the family’s and the business’ long-term success.
On the basis of an owner strategy concept that was developed by Peter May, we will establish an individual owner strategy, incorporate it in a family constitution and accompany its implementation.
Good governance for businesses and families is a crucial factor for the success of family businesses. And it’s not a miracle as long as you adhere to the principles of professional ownership and fair process.
Based on the German Governance Code for Family Businesses, we will work closely together to develop an apt concept of governance for your family business and your family of entrepreneurs.
Conflicts are the biggest destroyers of economic and emotional value in families and in businesses. Prevention on the basis of suitable concepts is the best countermeasure. But not everyone is ready for it and it is not always successful.
If you want to solve existing conflicts without creating further damage to your business and your family, we are willing to help you find a better solution. As referees, moderators or mediators.
Many entrepreneurial families are looking for more than isolated support for a specific issue. They are looking for a permanent advisor who is independent and trustworthy.
Providing long-term guidance for entrepreneurial families is one of the main areas of our work. We are working as
Passing on competence and experience is a crucial basis for the long term success of a business-owning family. And it is one of our greatest passions. Alone or in cooperation with our partner, the INTES Akademie für Familienunternehmen, we develop individually tailored