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Family Business Association
The Family Business Association is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises in New England. It provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience. The FBA is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.

Become a Member Today

A few of the benefits include:

  1. Eligible for a free 30-minute consultation with an advisor type of your choice
  2. Free access to selected FBA conferences and events
  3. Discount rates on products and services from The Warren Group
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The Effect of Divorce on a Family Business

Family businesses face many challenges as they strive to survive and thrive. Among the most difficult to overcome is one that is unique to a closely held business: divorce. For a family business to survive a divorce, the possibility of divorce must be anticipated and planned for well in advance. While nobody wants to imagine a time when a marriage is dissolved, it is inexcusable to ignore the possibility.

How Protected is Your Family Business from Creditors?

Many family business owners become complacent about creditor exposure because they believe their corporate or limited liability company structure will protect the business. The fact is that if it is a corporation and you or anyone else owns shares in their own name, jointly with another, or even in a revocable trust, the answer is, it’s not protected.

“We use the FBA frequently to update ourselves with the local community, surrounding happenings that we can be a part of or help with and we also utilize the service guide directory to match up with services that assist us in a number of things. I am always excited when something matches exactly what we need at the time we are looking.” “I also know that I can trust the companies that advertise with the FBA because like us, they are most likely family businesses themselves and we like to work with fellow family businesses.”

Valerie Bono,

Owner, Golden Cannoli

The Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts

The awards were envisioned as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of Greater Boston’s many family-owned businesses. From those just starting out to those who have farmed the same land for more than a hundred years, the awards recognize the grit and determination necessary to launch and build a business with family, and to keep that legacy going through subsequent generations.

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