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Drs. Pat & Paul Frishkoff
Globally-Experienced Consultants Specializing In Family Businesses

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About Family Businesses

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Family businesses face the same challenges as every other business, plus dealing with the unique issues created by the link between business and family.  That link also provides magnificent opportunities.

More than 90% of all businesses are family businesses.  They take every size, shape and form, and they pervade most industries.  Even within the Fortune 500, 37% are still family-owned businesses.  LIFE clients include numerous smaller companies, large entities such as Anheuser-Busch, Harley-Davidson, and Mass Mutual, along with many national and regional trade associations.

Here are some facts:

  • Family businesses employ one in every two workers.  More then three-fourths of all new jobs are created by family businesses.
  • In this decade, virtually all family businesses will lose their primary owner, resulting in the transfer of the largest amount of wealth ever in the United States.
  • Fewer than half of family businesses have a written succession plan.  Many owners don't even have a recent, signed will.
  • On a per-employee basis, small and family-owned businesses contribute more to their communities than their larger, public counterparts.

Our Services
Read about our consulting philosophy, mix of clients, and our unique approach as a "Consulting Couple."   

Discover how we present together with passion, intensity, and humor, generating exceptional take-home value for our audiences.

Learn what we advise about family business succession, longevity, communications, and differences between generations.   

Glean tips and tools from online articles.  Read about upcoming workshops and conferences.

Links to Cornell University's extensive library of videos covering entrepreneurial topics.

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