A stabilizing force – An advisory board can steer your family business through tough economic times
Abstract: In these difficult economic times, companies are under extreme pressure to produce results, which can lead to increased tensions between company executives. In a family business, the strain can be even greater because of possible family conflicts or emotional ties. To maintain an even keel and ensure that decisions are made in the best interest of the company, forming an advisory board may be a smart option. An advisory board isn’t bound by a fiduciary responsibility to the company and shareholders, so it can feel freer to think creatively to develop solutions to business problems and identify new business opportunities. There are five key steps to consider when setting up a board.