Running a business-first family

  • 5.5 min watch

Focus on Farm Transition videos provide strategies and advice to help you navigate the key challenges and questions that arise during the farm transition journey

Are you operating a family-first business or a business-first family? Family business consultant Jolene Brown breaks down these concepts and why it’s important to know the difference.

Key takeaways

  •  Business first family – structured to ensure people are paid for value, not genetics
  •  Non-family work experience is important – not all lessons can be taught by parents
  •  Next gen understands value of proper business structures and can help support it
  •  You can love family unconditionally, but as a business there are conditions
  •  Sometimes next best leaders of the business are not family members
  •  Let advisors talk to each other and get them all in a room together

Jolene Brown is an award-winning speaker, author, farmer and family business consultant. A champion for the people of agriculture, she shares her credibility, authenticity, humour and wisdom with audiences worldwide through her writing, keynotes, and workshops. 

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