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Perspectives

BHAG! You have to believe it to see it

The room has a cautious, yet optimistic energy as everyone settles into their seats. Family members and non-family members on the leadership team have gathered and are about to have a discussion that most have never been a part of before.

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Developing a succession plan is vital for family businesses 

A recent family business survey conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Family Business Alliance indicates that only 15% of the family businesses have developed and documented anything appearing to be a succession plan. This is troubling because succession of ownership and leadership is a critical issue for the long-term success of a business. 

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Mark S. Schweiker

Former PA Gov. Schweiker: We shall overcome by putting politics aside

America is divided. We see and feel it every day, and one can become discouraged. Then, when we recently marked the 19th remembrance of 9/11, something happened: Americans from all across the nation put politics aside and honored the brave people we lost. We were reminded of an earlier time when Americans came together magnanimously to overcome one of this country's most difficult challenges.

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The best business model always wins… even at the dentist

The Coronavirus has quickened the pace of consolidation in one of the last large cottage industries -- dentistry. The intimate nature of the relationship between a dentist and a patient, along with the long-standing tradition of independence in the profession, have allowed solo practitioners, until recently, to remain in the majority.

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