PwC 2018 Family Business Survey Results Are Out

PricewaterhouseCooper’s released the results of their survey PwC Global Family Business Survey Results 2018. It finds family businesses to be in good health. Revenue is expected to continue growing for most family businesses.

Respondents were enthusiastic about future growth. Over 50% will take significant steps in terms of digitalization and bringing in outside resources to help run the business. Almost 40% see themselves buying and selling in other countries. Some will be involved in buying or merging with other domestic companies while others will be looking to buy or merge with non-domestic companies. Still others will significantly change their business model or earning profit from new products or services.

The survey looked at the myriad of challenges family businesses are facing.  Major challenges include digitalization, innovation, and technology.  Thirty percent of family businesses feel vulnerable to digital disruption. They’ll need to look to millennials who are tech-savvy and well educated. “Once they get these younger people, it’s important to empower and enable the disruptive generation and allow them to do their job. The family businesses that don’t embrace change probably won’t be here in 20 years’ time because they haven’t taken the steps to address these issues now. When they do, it may be too late.”

The future has some definite challenges ahead as times are changing. The leaders that embrace these challenges and run with them stand to reap the benefits in the years ahead.

Lunch & Learn: What’s Next

Acumen’s Suzanne Hanifin and Karen Anderson are hosting:

 

Lunch & Learn – What’s Next

June 12 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

at:

Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA)

2828 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

 

So much to accomplish in so little time: deadlines to meet, investors to attract and please, regulatory hurdles to achieve and, hovering above it all, the unrelenting competitive and investor pressures to be the first to market.

If you are a member of the Biotech community, the screen image of your computer is barely faded from closing the last file you were working on before you have to ask yourself, “What’s Next?” – and then pivot both your body and brain to charge after it.

Having a great product is important; however, a top tier team to deliver and take the company to the next level is essential.

Suzanne and Karen will address how Biotech firms can secure funding while attracting and retaining the best and most talented players.

Topics covered will include:

  • Viewing your company within a 360 degree lens
  • Assessing talent gaps, team and synergy
  • The role of corporate culture
  • Vetting the best Attracting the best: the offer
  • Selling the best: the role of your corporate brand
  • Assessing your team building, recruiting and on-boarding process
  • Forward thinking – What’s next and the talent required to do it

This interactive session will help you think through critical items you may have been too busy or reluctant to assess and face. Join us for this supportive, informative and valuable presentation.

To attend the event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-whats-next-tickets-46130015117?aff=mcivte

Congrats to Avery Pickard, OEDA’s new Executive Director

Acumen Executive Search is proud to announce the successful placement of Avery Pickard as Executive Director for Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA).

OEDA is a volunteer board, made up of members with other full-time jobs. When it came time to initiate a search for an Executive Director, the board members determined that they didn’t have time or expertise to devote to the challenges of a complex search process. They reached out to Executive Search professionals and fellow OEDA members Acumen Executive & Talent Search (Acumen) for help finding the right person for this critical role. Acumen stepped up to the plate, putting into action their unique, customized 9-step search process. Reaching into their deep candidate pool, Acumen quickly developed a list of 5 highly qualified candidates and presented them to the board. Ultimately, the board decided to hire Ms. Pickard, who not only had the right skillset for the job, but was a perfect cultural fit for OEDA.  Sara Means, board member for OEDA said, “We at OEDA are thrilled to announce Avery Pickard as our new Executive Director.  With Avery’s leadership, we look forward to the great things ahead for this organization.  The experience we had with Acumen in the search for our Executive Director was superb.  OEDA highly recommends Acumen to anyone looking for assistance with an executive recruitment.”

About Avery Pickard:  Avery Pickard will be reporting to the OEDA Board of Directors. She will have the overall strategic and operational responsibility for OEDA’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Ms. Pickard will manage the day-to-day details and will serve as the face of this organization. She will help develop and implement a new 5-year strategic plan for the merged organizations (AORA & AOI), now known as OEDA, helping bridge the urban/rural divide, and help launch a new professional development program in partnership with the professional development committee. “I am grateful to the board for the opportunity to direct this exceptional organization. OEDA will continue to strengthen its role providing advocacy, collaboration, and education for Oregon’s economic development professionals. I’m excited to work with the entire OEDA network, and to unite our distinguished membership as the primary champions for Oregon’s economy.”

About OEDA: OEDA is a statewide non-profit membership organization that works to support its members – the state and local economic development professionals who are on Oregon’s front line in diversifying and expanding the state’s economy. OEDA believes the success of Oregon’s economic development is accomplished through its core values of advocacy, education and collaboration. OEDA is newly created from merging the Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies (AORA) and Association of Oregon Industries (AOI). More information about OEDA can be found on their website at www.oeda.biz.

About AcumenAbout Acumen:  Since 2007, Acumen has been the premiere boutique, woman-owned Executive Search firm in Oregon with global clientele. Acumen works holistically and strategically with their clients to deeply comprehend their business and culture, to facilitate critical hires who can help solve meaningful problems. Visit www.AcumenRecruiting.com

Oregon’s 2018 Job Outlook

According to the Portland Business Journal’s article “What we’ve learned about our state’s employment outlook”, Oregon’s low unemployment rate at the end of 2017 signals for the beginning of 2018, “a coming bounty for job-seekers.”

If you’re looking to make a change, the outlook is very good.  More than 30 companies, such as SolarWorld, Nike, Umpqua, and OHSU, are looking for hundreds of workers.  Companies range from technology to apparel and footwear.  Positions range from quality assurance engineers to medical assistants to account managers.

Salaries in Portland were ranked against the rest of the nation in twelve jobs, such as retail, registered nurses, and civil engineers.  It was found that on average, Portlanders earned $25.94 to the nation’s $23.86 in those positions.  Registered nurses, sheet metal workers, clergy, and retail workers, amongst others, all do better in Portland than the rest of the nation.

The PBJ noted some industries that experienced the most growth: construction, mining & lodging, and manufacturing.  Some that experienced the least of amount of growth are information, government, and financial activities.

Overall, now is the time if you’re looking to make a switch.

Suzanne Hanifin will be a Mentor

Come see our very own Suzanne Hanifin of Acumen Executive Search at Bizwomen’s Mentoring Monday! On February 12, 2018, she will be available for “speed mentoring”, a 7-minute block of time where you get to pick her brain and ask her any business-related questions.  Suzanne is excited by this opportunity to help fellow business women advance their careers and would love to see you there.  2018 is the year of the woman.  Get it off to a great start by taking advantage of this amazing opportunity!  Register now and use promo code MENTOR for 20% off the ticket price: http://bizj.us/1pgg8j.

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