May President’s Message
It is events like this that continue to bring our community together and make us stronger. When I began my term as President of EFBC, I felt it was most important to get as many members as possible to events…. Read more→
I’ve Been NOK’d
In 2023, EFBC’s goal was to re-engage with membership. Our focus was to put significant effort into not only bringing back high-impact programming to our membership but working to think outside of the box to create truly memorable experiences. After… Read more→
Incenting The Workforce During Economic Downturns
This article examines advice in four areas: high value knowledge, skills and characteristics; compensation and benefits packages and the culture.
Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace
How Emotional Intelligence Plays a Part in Psychological Safety Emotional intelligence is at the heart of what we do at the Entrepreneur and Family Business Council (EFBC). As a member of EFBC, you already know the value of emotional intelligence… Read more→
ChatGPT – Incoporating AI Into Your Business In Any Way That Makes YOU Feel Comfortable!
I’ve always been a fan of technology and arguably an early adopter (rightly or wrongly). From the first time I plugged in our family’s Macintosh Performa to urging my dad to purchase Amazon stock in 2000 when I came home… Read more→
Experiences in International Outsourcing
2 weeks ago I traveled to Aguascalientes, a city in Mexico in a state with the same name. The name, “hot waters”, doesn’t describe the sunny shoreline and sandy beaches. Aguascalientes is located in north-central Mexico and unfortunately this wasn’t… Read more→
How Much Knowledge Can We Pack in a Single Room? We’re About to Find Out!
You already know continual learning is at the heart of EFBC. In our humble opinion, there is no greater resource than our community for keeping your brain fresh as we openly share insights and experiences, with our Strategic Partners (SPs)… Read more→
Your Previously Used Employment Forms Need Attention!
On March 22, 2023, the NLRB issued detailed guidance for employers. In this article, you will find the takeaways that employers should be aware of. Want to learn more? Download the article by filling out the form.
The Missing Piece: EFBC
It was 2008. I was 38, and my first child was 6 months old. My wife had finally recovered after a difficult pregnancy requiring an extended stay in the hospital after delivery. Every day there was more bad news about… Read more→
President’s Message – March 2023
Monday, March 20th, marked the first day of spring, also known as the spring or vernal equinox. To me, this day doesn’t have much meaning. Growing up in Chicago, I’ve experienced that spring could be blistering cold with snow and… Read more→