Family Business Strategies was established in 1985 as a consortium of independent consultants with decades of experience relevant to Main Street business owners.
With a wide range of professional backgrounds the members adopted an enlightened approach combining family and business dynamics.
From the beginning we regularly published original business articles and articles that described the activities of successful business owners.
In 1999 we launched our first web site whose mission was, and is, to take advantage existing and emerging technologies to put the resources – particularly in the form of articles around business issues – you need in front of you, where you can find them and use them to achieve what’s most important to you.
Primary among our founding principles was our mission to write articles that tell the stories of established Main Street companies as they strive to integrate emerging technologies and strategies into their traditional business practices.
Remember, when we launched iBizResources.com, known as iBizMagazine.com originally, we were at the peak of the Internet frenzy – where everything being reported was about the giant companies with unlimited resources or the venture capital funded “pure play” dot com companies throwing away investors money on solutions for which there was no known problem.
So, one of the first things we did was create an internship program for high school and college journalism students in order to bring a fresh grass-roots perspective to the universal audience of the Internet.
The articles written by these early interns have persisted as relevant highly visited popular content from 1999 until this very day. Remarkably the majority of the concepts and strategies as well as the companies they wrote about – are still going strong.
From the beginning our web site has been advertiser supported. Now, thanks to Google’s technology, we are able to display ads that are directly relevant to the copy on that specific page. Our 3,000 plus targeted articles – each indexed and available via our blogs’ internal search engines, display relevant contextual non-obtrusive ads.
Through these articles and examples of business owners using the do-it-yourself strategic planning process of peer groups for business growth through leadership development, we help business owners leverage the knowledge and experience they already have – in order to create the internal capabilities necessary for a more effective management outcome and a more prosperous future.
Here are some of the sites that are part of our mission to help business owners leverage the power of the Internet to make their day to day lives better and more productive.
A business strategic development plan serves as a framework for decision-making or for securing support and approval from partners, employees or stockholders. The plan itself can be as simple and straightforward as the organization wants it to be, based on the way it normally makes its decisions.
When you harness the power of people you know in business mastermind groups, people whose opinions you trust, and whose success you respect, you will make better decisions systematically, yielding better more successful better business results over time.
Workplace conflict resolution does not have to be complicated or for that matter require paid specialists to manage. In fact everyone, or at least all of the organization’s leaders just need to be willing to try activities that they may not have ever been willing to try before.
Seamless business succession planning in order to achieve successful management transition and ownership transfer is the objective on virtually every successful business owner’s mind.
Effective small business marketing strategies are often the outcome of leveraging the insights and experiences of people you know, whose opinions you trust, and whose success you respect. Small Business Marketing strategies developed in collaboration with your peers will help you manage and thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.
Does business management training create inspirational leaders? Yes it does and the future of your organization will be either the time you’ll wish you had gotten serious about management leadership training, or the time when you are really glad you’d did.
Small business insurance agents are excellent communicators. They know that asking the right questions, demonstrating sincere interest in the answers, and continuing to probe until they clearly understand what their prospect feels is important is something they do arguably better than anyone else.
Leverage your business promotion with an effective articles marketing strategy. One of the most cost effective ways to market your organization, whether it is an Internet only organization or perhaps a traditional company on Main Street, is via articles published online. The best articles are the result of an effective article marketing research process.
Small business coaches help their clients identify and sort their priorities. Business owners typically have many goals for their business. They are likely to fall into long term, short term, intermediate term, and undefined term categories. This is where small business coaches earn their money. They help their clients prioritize their planning so the important goals are considered first!
Any chef will tell you that nothing is as indispensable in the kitchen as a high quality standing mixer. You can find used Hobart mixers locally by shopping online at affordable prices if you are careful.
HVAC prices are a real bone of contention for most homeowners. Undeniably, installing or replacing a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can be the biggest investment you’ll make in your home. Because it is so costly, it is extremely important that you proceed cautiously, doing everything you can to ensure top quality and keep prices down.
Drywall prices are an important consideration of every remodeling project tools and supplies are a necessity component of virtually every home and building construction site. And fortunately you can find it at reasonable prices at various local online suppliers.
With the right sheet metal tools, sheet metal can be cut, molded, and shaped into many different forms. One of the reasons that it is so applicable to the metal working industry is because it is so flexible, literally. Countless everyday objects are constructed of the material.It is formed in a variety of different manners.
Looking for a compact Chevy pickup for sale? No matter what type of vehicle you want, you can find a great deal online if you know where to look. From retailers to sites catering to collectors to auction sites like eBay, there is something for everyone and all at an affordable price.
You can listen to a song your whole life without ever actually being able to hear the entire thing. That’s why some of those golden oldies are being re-mastered by the folks who offer them to us ob TV. Their objective is capturing the sounds lost in the original recording or recorded so that only our dogs can hear them, is having hundreds of hours of great music the way it was really meant to be heard.
Used restaurant equipment offers the ideal solution for entrepreneurs who want to break into the restaurant business but find themselves struggling with the overhead. And let’s face it, that overhead can be extremely daunting.
Interlocking concrete pavers are very popular when designing and building patios, outdoor steps, pathways, driveways, as well as decorative and functional retaining walls and other commercial and residential applications.
Property owners whose homes have acoustic ceiling wonder about the effects of asbestos and if the materials used for their houses have it. If yes, they also wonder how much asbestos removal cost would they have to shell out and if it’s really necessary.
All the best!
Charles Wallace, Managing Director & Executive Editor
Dawn Manning, Editor in Chief & Video Strategy Coordinator
Vickie “Vic” Catalano Romano, Content Coordinator & Managing Editor
Wayne Messick, Publisher