Jeff Karges

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Jeff Karges, MA MFT, is a senior partner in the firm Relationship Matters a consulting group focused on the needs of the family business and/or private business. Besides a Masters in Family Systems Therapy (a unique discipline that gives critical insight into the “inner” workings of a family business), Jeff also served as the CEO of his family’s luxury furniture company for many years. He serves on the USA Today Business Advisory Board and is a lifetime member of the CEO Club. For information or to request a free consultation: 919.378.1696 or [email protected].
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How to Effectively Build a Family Business

Competency Versus Relationship (Nepotism)Every business hires employees based on some mixture of the candidate’s competency and how good/bad the relationship is with the candidate. Unfortunately, in a family business the default or predominant method of hiring is relationship. While the intentions are good, there is not only an increase in the usual business risk, but...