Handing Down the Family Business: Embracing the Future

Usually when I talk with owners about the idea of passing down the family business, I’m met with several reactions. Uncertainty that the next generation can handle it. Apprehension that now isn’t the right time or the right situation. Fear that the business will fall... Read »

A Vision for Small Business

Myth #1:  A vision for small business owners isn’t necessary… those are for big corporations. Besides, a vision for small business owners take too much time especially since they’re busy running every aspect of the company. Fact:  As a small business owner, you won’t... Read »

Aligning Your Personal and Business Vision

“Making sure your business will produce the personal outcomes you want”   You can make sure that the business you own will produce the personal outcomes you want.   Looking out 10, 15, and 20 years …   What kind of life do you want to be living? What... Read »

Small Business Planning Eliminates Pessimism

Don’t let pessimism keep your company from being all it can be.   Jared, one of the brothers in a fairly large, 100% family-owned manufacturing company came to me worried that the family business wouldn’t survive without expanding. His 3 brothers, uncle, and... Read »

A Small Business Plan Reveals Potential

What is your small business capable of?   In my experience, your small business is capable of way more than you’re producing.   You’ve tried to grow your business—several times, and it hasn’t worked out.  So many business owners become timid, “Small... Read »