Holiday Bonding: A Boost for the Family Business

When it comes to the holidays we all have different traditions and activities that typically…

Georgia (Jan 5, 2015) — When it comes to the holidays we all have different traditions and activities that typically involve some sort of family gathering. For many these holiday gatherings can feel more like an obligation than anything else, particularly if your family is in business together. Living, working and playing together can be a lot. However, that extra time for family bonding outside the hectic work environment may actually be a good thing. Research has shown that coming together as a family can be a boon for families who run their own businesses.


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A recent study conducted by the EY Family Business Practice in collaboration with Kennesaw State University’s Cox Family Enterprise Center found that the world’s largest most successful family businesses are run by highly cohesive families.

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