When it comes to paying family members in a family-run business, it’s important to be fair while still recognizing the unique roles they play. It’s essential to make sure that there is no preferential treatment and that all employees are given equal opportunities when it comes to pay and benefits.

At the same time, families bring unique skills and perspectives to the table that can’t always be quantified through traditional means. Consider the value of their expertise and versatility when creating a payment structure – this can include factors such as familial loyalty or previous experience with the business operations.

Above all, what matters most is being equitable in your decisions. Treat family members as you would any other employee, considering their individual abilities, interests and qualifications when setting pay scales or providing bonuses. Fairness should always be paramount for both family members and non-family employees for everyone to feel valued!

About the author : Darlene Gagnon

Darlene Gagnon is an award-winning entrepreneur recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners and is an Enterprising Women Inspirational Entrepreneur. She served on the board of directors for Entrepreneurs’ Organization and has mentored entrepreneurs and start-ups for over a decade. Her two companies, WeKinnect Global Branding Agency, and Kinetic Promotional Product Services have been recognized as “Best Places to Work” and “Largest Agency” by American City Business Journal. Both companies serve the US, Canadian, European, and Australian markets. Most recently induction to the $1 million dollar club with industry leader ipromotu.