Whether you prefer to read or listen to your media, there are plenty of resources to help you grow your family business and marketing savvy. Here’s our list of 17 top podcasts, recommended reads, and best seller books for family business.
Top Family Business Podcasts
Small and Family Business Podcasts
Small Business Stories by Vistaprint
Interviews with small business owners that can give you insights into your own firm.
The Business of Family with Mike Boyd
Interviews with people managing succession and building multi-generational wealth.
Social Media Marketing Podcast with Michael Stelzner – By Social Media Examiner
Straight forward, in-depth advice on how to market your business on social media.
Marketing School by Eric Siu & Neil Patel
Smart, practical marketing advice on a range of topics, delivered in 10 minutes or less.
Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
Interviews with high profile executives and business owners. Get inspiration for your small biz from big biz.
How’s Work by Esther Perrel
Sit in on workplace counseling sessions with trained psychologist Esther Perrel as she mediates workplace conflicts.
Recommended and Best Seller Books for Family Business
Best Seller Books for Family Business
While none of these best sellers are exclusively for family business, they all contain wisdom and information that any family business leader could find helpful.
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
A guide to courageous and empathetic leadership.
Bonus Podcast! There’s also a Dare to Lead Podcast that dives deeper into topics explored in the book.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Deep dive research into why some people succeed and others fail.
The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky
A guidebook to moving past the beginning phase of your business into growing stability and longevity.
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
The contents of a business master’s program in a book.
More Recommended Books for Family Business
Harvard Business Review—Family Business Handbook by Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer
A-Z advice for family business owners. Everything from assigning roles to managing conflict.
Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business by Quentin J Fleming
A book on the “7 Deadly Sins that Destroy Family Business.” In other words… what not to do.
The Business of Family by Linda Davis Taylor
How to write a family business plan using proven strategies.
Books on Family Business Succession
Entrepreneurs in Every Generation by Allen Cohen and Pramodita Sharma
Preparing the next generation for leadership.
Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy by George A. Isaac
A guide to navigating family dynamics and succession planning to build a business that lasts for generations.
Family Business Succession by K LeCouvie and J. Pendergast
A detailed how-to guide to family business succession planning.
Get it Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To by Melanie Cullen and Shae Irving J.D.
Not exclusively aimed at family business, but a handy guide to preparing your documents so things go smoothly after you’re gone.
Remember to Buy Local!
Just a little reminder that local and family businesses benefit from your dollar much more than the big sellers. We recommend Green Apple Books in San Francisco. You can order online. Or if you’re local, stop by for a visit.