Exchange July/August 2018 issue content preview

An oft-cited statistic is that only 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation, 10-15% through the third, and 3-5% through the fourth. Meet a family business that has defied the odds, succeeding into its third generation by returning to its original vision, and by putting families first. This CEO talks about breaking the tradition that businesses fail in the third generation, and says putting families first is paramount to success.

We also look at the "blurring lines of family business”. In an era where the definition of family is increasingly fluid, the business dynamic remains strong, but has the traditional family business structure remained significantly steadfast?

Why this Century Belongs to family business. "Qualities often associated with family businesses are turning out to be powerful sources of advantage, giving them the potential to be more adaptive to the increasingly intense competition that all businesses are facing" says Josh Baron. This adapted feature highlights the five key areas family businesses have to achieve sustainability in profitability and family prosperity.

He's been Chair of Waterloo Regional Council for an astonishing 33 years. As Ken Seiling prepares to retire, he sat down with Exchange editor Paul Knowles and publisher Jon Rohr to talk candidly about his achievements and his disappointments, six months before the 2018 Municipal election in which he will be an interested bystander. During the interview he reflects on the things he loves most and dislikes most about the job, comments on the changing face of politics, and offers a bit of sage advice to his successor.

Exchange July/August 2018 issue
Family Business Edition:

Special about this issue: Family businesses are the backbone of community. Join Exchange Magazine and associate publisher organization the Centre for Family Business ( CFFB) as we celebrate family businesses and highlight the future opportunities that come along with owning and growing a family business. In our Family Business Issue owners and operators will gain new insights into what the future holds for family businesses.

Target audience: All industry and government readers committed to their profession, leaders in their field who find that juggling the day-to-day in balancing family life and business life takes another type of skill; C-suite leaders, entrepreneurs, economic developers, directors, policy makers, leaders in government, owner and operators of small, medium and large organization and enterprises.

As the office environment continues to evolve, the attention to relationships within an organization evolves with it. As a advertiser in this issue you'll be recognized alongside the dynamic and complicated side of business/family and business/social relationships.

This will be interesting to human resource, productivity, culture building and change agents. Consultants looking to position their there service as the go to option to the growing number of companies dealing with relationship issues withing the work environment, virtual and tangible.

Contributor copy options available for consultants in the above areas.

This magazine is distributed by Canada Post to all the businesses in Waterloo Region, Guelph and to the rest of Southern Ontario and Canada by email, web and social media.

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