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People, planet, profit: 3 elements that lead toward true sustainability in business

March 23, 2022

It is possible: Creating sustainable practices in business can lead to retaining people and increasing profits. And Heidi Sanborn is someone who helps businesses make it happen. The California-based founder and executive director of the […]


Struggling with culture in your business? Their strategies will help

March 9, 2022

Ask family businesses – or any businesses, for that matter – what could be improved, and increasingly culture is at the top of their list. “This is a hot topic for our members,” said Stephanie […]


Syverson Tile & Stone marks 90 years of family business success

February 25, 2022

As the story goes, Ray Syverson Sr. arrived in Sioux Falls with not much more than a bucket of tools. He’d learned the tile business from family in Wisconsin and then saved up enough train […]

Joseph Astrachan

Family business expert to address family dynamics, best practices

February 16, 2022

With more than 40 years of experience working with family businesses – plus his own – Joseph Astrachan has vast expertise in helping families navigate the unique environment that’s created when work and family intertwine. […]


Entrepreneurial strategist to help address business issues in real time at upcoming event

January 19, 2022

Mike Michalowicz has definitely lived the ups and downs of business. By his 35th birthday, he founded and sold two multimillion-dollar companies. Confident he had identified the formula for success, he became a small-business angel […]


Family bank takes progressive approach to succession, governance

January 6, 2022

If you want to know what other CEOs will be doing in the years ahead, look at what Craig Larson is doing now. “He’s such a futuristic person; he thinks way ahead of the game, […]


Is the time right to work on your transition and your next generation of ownership?

December 29, 2021

Is the time right to work on your transition and your next generation of ownership? Over the holidays, many families find themselves talking about the future. “When I retire.” “When you take over.” “You can […]


Looking back and ahead, The First National Bank embraces next generation and family business best practices

December 27, 2021

A bank doesn’t reach 136 years old without learning to evolve, transition and plan for the future. So it’s probably not surprising that the Baker family of The First National Bank in Sioux Falls became […]


3 family businesses to offer inside look at succession planning do’s and don’ts

December 16, 2021

They’ve been there, done that, and now are sharing their experiences. Three family businesses will share strategies and pitfalls around succession planning at an upcoming webinar through the Prairie Family Business Association. It will be […]


As golf experiences unprecedented demand, third-generation Austad’s evolves with new offerings

November 22, 2021

The way Dave and Ryan Austad see it, the game of golf has stuck. “In 2020, everyone golfed because it was safe. After a dicey March, April and May, the sport just saw an explosion,” […]