Together, Building Successful Businesses and Strong Families
Building a successful business and a strong family looks different for everyone. It's very personal and a reflection of who you are, where you are at, and what your vision is for the future.
Synergize is an action word that means to combine various parts or work together to produce enhanced results. Family-owned businesses often produce this enhanced result. Statistics show that family-owned businesses consistently outperform non-family-owned businesses in various financial performance metrics. In other words, the family and the business synergize to create an effect which is greater than what each could accomplish on its own.
A Little About Us
Many people involved in family businesses find themselves facing challenges and complexity on a day-to-day basis. They might be experiencing difficulties relating to communication, change, sibling rivalry, succession planning, and decision making, to name just a few. They might feel torn between things like family and business, and maybe confused about what is fair. Many people also struggle as a result of having too many “hats” to wear on any given day or even in any given moment.
We created Synergize Family Business Consulting for these people.
We bring extensive education and experience, along with an in-depth understanding of the field of Family Enterprise. We use research—based tools and processes, and a unique, customized, family-specific approach to help those who desire to synergize. That’s what we’re here for. Together, building successful businesses and strong families.
What We Do
FAMILY BUSINESS TRANSITION
We understand the sensitive nature of family business transition. We use a variety of tools and processes to ensure alignment, identify obstacles, and build strategies for success in the family, the business, and the ownership systems. We support families as they implement their plan, helping them to bring their vision to reality.
We are experienced facilitators and we appreciate that when it comes to Family Business, one size does not fit all. We work closely with business owners to understand their unique challenges and needs, and provide family-specific solutions and ongoing support. In every situation, we keep the family at the centre of our approach.
PLANNING & ANALYSIS
Perhaps you want to better understand your business; help your team focus on the specific steps to reach goals; or present your future direction to external stakeholders.We can help you “up your game” in strategic and business planning by creating a clear, comprehensive, actionable plan for both short- and long-term objectives.
Our team is available for training and consultation to assist leadership teams, next-generation successors, and up-and-coming management. We provide training on topics related to assessing and developing knowledge, skills and abilities; building leadership competencies; and increasing leader effectiveness.
It’s easy to find yourself so focused on the day-to-day functions of your family business, that identifying performance gaps becomes challenging. We can provide an objective assessment of your business to help you evaluate employee and company performance, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to ensure overall improvement.
Balancing the needs of various stakeholders within your family business is no small task. We can help to ensure that policies, procedures, systems, and controls are designed to meet your specific needs and that communication and decision-making processes are aligned with best practices as well as your individual culture and style.
How We Do It
By Priding Ourselves
on having a strong understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of business families.
By Keeping The Success
of both the family and the business(es) at the centre of everything we do.
By Addressing All Aspects
(psychological, relational, and technical) of leading, managing, and transitioning family businesses to secure positive outcomes through innovative, research-based tools and techniques.
By Focusing Our Efforts
not only on transition and change events, but also on the everyday necessities of building capacity and resilience, keeping families communicating and solving problems, and ensuring clear, actionable plans for achieving the vision.
By Ensuring Confidentiality
so our clients’ privacy is always protected, and that people are treated with dignity and respect at every step in the process.
What People Are Saying
Get In Touch
Call or email for a complimentary consultation and estimate. Have questions or looking for more information? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
516 Huron Street, Stratford, ON N5A 5T7
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