Tips for beating stress in a family business

11/24/2008 | Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Wash.)

The stress that comes with economic hard times can hit family businesses especially hard -- sometimes destroying relationships and breaking up families -- and that makes good communications all the more important. In his book "9 Elements of Family Business Success," author Allen Fishman offers tips for best practices, which include having a written policy for hiring, reviewing and terminating family members, being open about the financial situation and taking care to leave work at work.

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Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Wash.)

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