"It’s important that you both find that middle ground and play up the advantages that come with being family. When you establish a partnership that works for you both, there’s the potential to make great things happen." ... See MoreSee Less
Emilio Lavazza was to Italians il re or il papa del caffe, or sometimes "Mr Espresso". He had dedicated more than 50 years of his high-pressure life to driving the development and international expansion of a family grocers' business which had struggled to regain its feet after the Second World War....
"After the death of his grandfather in 1999, the farm sat idle while Zenker and her brother decided what to do with it. Four years later Zenker moved in and soon after that began remodeling the old sawmill into a horse barn — with hardwood planks her grandfather had milled — and converting the long-since-harvested Christmas tree field into a horse pasture." ... See MoreSee Less
"An ideal business family is the one who understand that the survival of the business is important for the survival of the family. They do realise that if the business fails then the family’s future is also doomed. They Put the business interest ahead of the family and their personal egos or aspirations." ... See MoreSee Less
Among the many experiences I have had over my time here at Dickinson, I never expected purchasing a bag of popcorn would have such a meaningful impact on my life. At the time I am writing this article, I have officially been working for Gourmet Popcorn of Carlisle for six months. This past half-a-ye...
"The best part is the families concerned are resolving the issue by giving greater freedom to the young blood and allowing a greater say, grooming them to take over at an early age and involving them in key strategic decisions." ... See MoreSee Less
“With generations of ownership, employees and customers, transferring power to the wrong person puts everything at risk. When senior, experienced people are leaving, the house is on fire, but denial is a powerful enemy of change.” ... See MoreSee Less
“I am writing you on behalf of several of us who are long time employees at a family-owned furniture and appliance store in a small Southern California community. We are worried about the future, about this business surviving.“The