Case Studies

Access our thought leadership for family and closely held businesses.

Striking Examples of what we achieved for Owners of Family and Closely-Held Businesses

by Stefan Voswinkel

The Challenge:

Sudden Loss of Leadership - what now ?

The unexpected death of the firms CEO and founder had resulted in a lack of direction over several years that threatened the long term viability of the business. The business family took the courageous step to seek outside help. (CS1)

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Realizing Global Market Access

by Stefan Voswinkel

An innovation with excellent market potential was at risk of fading away, due to a lack of commercialization strategy and entreprenerurial mentorship.

The Challenge :

While prototype testing progressed, there was

  • no clarity about roles and responsibilities of the inventor-entrepreneur
  • no coherent business strategy
  • no concurrent search for licensing partners
  • no protection of intellectual property

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Project Success through Mentoring

by Stefan Voswinkel

Unleashing entrepreneurial talent to accelerate project success

The Challenge : 

A large project in a rural area required local expertise and management talent. It wasn’t readily available, so a local start-up entrepreneur and a large « outside » company were considering a joint venture to bid for part of the project. How to st up the local entrepreneur, the joint venture partner and the project up for success ?

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From the Kitchen table to the Boardroom Table

by Stefan Voswinkel

Implementing a Global Growth Strategy

The Challenge : 

The owners of a growing high tech company were mired in day to day transactions and « couldn’t find the time » to discuss and decide strategy, or plan how to implement it. They where quickly loosing out on a huge global market opportunity.

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For a discussion about your own business situation and how I may be able to help you, please contact:

Stefan Voswinkel
The Family Business Catalyst
stefan@voswinkel.ca
Direct: 867-456-7506
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