All In The Family, Business That Is

Fact: Family businesses generate over 50% of the GNP.

Fact: Less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership. Another half don’t survive the transition from second to third generation.

Fact: Scooters  offers no less than 20 flavors of frozen custard.

From Berkshire Hathaway and Wal-Mart to Scooter’s Frozen […]

By | October 6th, 2009|Business Mediation, Family Business|Comments Off on All In The Family, Business That Is

The Most Important Question When Selling Your Business

I work with alot of owners who are selling their businesses after a lifetime. Many have had their businesses 25, 30, and even 50 years. The first question I always ask to ensure they are ready to sell is:

“What are you planning to do the day after you sell your business?”

If they do not have […]

By | October 27th, 2008|Family Business|Comments Off on The Most Important Question When Selling Your Business

What If Your Business Was Outlawed? Meet Glunz Beer

My guest on the radio show today was Jennifer Glunz Faulk, part of the fourth generation running 120 year old family business Glunz Beers.  Listen to her stories about how they had to sell all their liquor in one day after Prohibition went into effect and where they hid their supply!

You think you have […]

By | August 1st, 2008|Family Business, Radio Show|Comments Off on What If Your Business Was Outlawed? Meet Glunz Beer

No Free Lunch? Then You Have Never Been To Nick’s

I don’t brag often enough about some of my clients. But Nick Sarillo at his two locations of Nick’s Family Restaurant did something in the area of customer service this week that blew me away. He gave everyone that visited his two restaurants (seating capacity of about 700) free dinners, drinks and takeout! On Tuesday, […]

By | June 26th, 2008|Customer Service, Family Business|1 Comment

The Real Dirt…on Farmer John

I watched a wonderful documentary last night recommended by Susan Landa in Portland, OR who I met at a Capital One event. The Real Dirt on Farmer John is about John Peterson’s rollercoaster ride trying to work and hold on to the land that has been in his family for generations. […]

By | January 26th, 2008|Books, Bounce, Business, Failure, Family Business, Success|Comments Off on The Real Dirt…on Farmer John

2008 New Year’s Resolutions

I have been looking back on my resolutions over the past 3 years on this blog. Last year, I gave up the difficult resolutions like not checking email so often and focused on some concrete, more realistic goals. So how did I do this year?

1. Publish my second book. Done! Bounce! ships January 28th! […]

By | December 29th, 2007|Business, Family Business, Zen Business|1 Comment