The real-life succession at family companies

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A person standing in front of cheese manufacturing operation
Jeff Schwager, then-president of Sartori Cheese, poses for a picture at its plant in Plymouth, Wis. Sartori Cheese is a fourth-generation family-owned company. Morry Gash/ AP Photo

Family businesses employ two-thirds of all U.S. workers. When those companies put off the difficult conversations about ownership succession, they put more than their family legacy at risk. We talk with a researcher and two family business owners to learn how to protect these companies and jobs.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jennifer Pendergast Guest
  • Nathan Brinkman Guest
  • Dan Hartung Guest