Compass Point helps your family business find growth, legacy, and harmony.
After 20 years, we have perfected our strategy for aligning ownership, family, and business. Wherever your journey takes you next, let Compass Point be your guide.
Learn why family businesses have been working with us for 20 years
Compass Point is the family business consulting group that meets you where you are. Getting in the arena with you, looking at the landscape through your eyes, we help you get clear on how to navigate successfully to your next destination point.
The long-term success of family business systems depends on the functioning and mutual support of each of the overlapping groups that comprise the family business system: family, business and ownership. The viewpoints, concerns, dynamics and goals of each of these groups are different and that makes decision making difficult. We help you clarify the roles, perspectives, and issues to be resolved. Alignment of each of these areas is crucial for the success of a family business.
A growth-minded business needs a road map and the proper tools to get you there.
Let's chart your course
Succession is not a solitary event. It requires a runway of at least 3 years to do it well – and on your terms.
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As a business owner, your greatest asset is locked in the business. Is it enough to maintain your lifestyle for decades to come?
Know your numbers
What's love, money and power got to do with it...EVERYTHING. Without governance, your family harmony is at risk.
Build a stronger family & business
It’s all-consuming to get your start-up running and moving in the right direction. The owner saw an opportunity to invest in his people and pave a path to growing the business.
As a well-respected engineering firm, the team at Barry Isett was looking to move from “Good to Great” and be a company “Built to Last”.
Knee-deep in implementing the Scaling Up principles and The Great Game of Business concept, this family of owners wanted to make the most to ensure success for the next generation now entering the business.
Even with success, an owner can hit a plateau. The “Hub & Spoke” model was in full force preventing the company from scaling up (aka the owner was making too many daily decisions).
There are consultants. And there are coaches. Then there is Compass Point. A team of family business experts with financial acumen, emotional intelligence and strong facilitation skills to help your leadership team navigate the inherent challenges within a family business. Successful businesses. Aligned Ownership. Stronger Families. That’s what you will achieve working with Compass Point.Meet the team
BLOG | LEADERSHIP
Product. Team. Customers. Processes. Sales. Revenue. Profit. Cash. These are the elements to any good, viable business. But a family business needs more than just those elements to build a sustainable family business. With many dynamics at play, the business owner needs to understand which "hat" to wear, when to wear it, and when to switch. Do you know how to manage it all?Read More
BLOG | FAMILY DYNAMICS / GOVERNANCE
Running a family business is a lot like any other business. There are sales goals to meet, market trends to monitor, supply chains to navigate, stakeholders’ expectations to manage and people to hire, fire and develop. Pretty much the same… UNTIL you add FAMILY. And then, there are family dynamics to consider as you chart your business's course and build a strong family business.Read More
BLOG | LEADERSHIP
Why do great family businesses improve despite dealing with the same crappy external factors that destroy some businesses and stall others? Because they practice and execute these tenets...Read More
It starts with a 30-minute call. Find out how we work with family business owners who recognize that scaling the company requires mapping a course for the Business, Ownership and Family to take the journey together.
“Compass Point has helped us develop a rolling 3-year strategic plan with the leadership team; built in accountability and monthly meeting rhythm to monitor progress, learn, and adjust as needed. We couldn’t have done this without them!”