PJ Jonas - Goat Milk Stuff

A Thriving Family Business + How They Make It Work

  A family owned and operated business is nothing new, but a family business managed by two parents and eight and children is pretty unique. Goat Milk Stuff. The business started with making soap, as it is a low barrier (much less difficult than food products) and the whole family could easily be involved in...

Inheriting a Legacy: How to Run a Family Business

Inheriting a Legacy: How to Run a Family Business

Many of you have a family business that you either inherited, that you bought, that you got pushed into, shoved into, or that you chose to be a part of. It’s important to talk about the route of entrepreneurship when you’re working with or for family. Ramon Ray interviewed Nancy Larick of Larick Associates...

Making Your Family Business Last – Mitzi Perdue Shares Her Insights with Ramon

About 70 percent of family businesses never make it past the first generation. Mitzi Perdue is uniquely familiar with the challenges of passing on a family business. Perdue was born into the family that created Sheraton Hotels and then married into the family behind Perdue Chicken. Because of this expertise, Perdue recently wrote a book specifically...

Michelle Poniewozik

Family Business: How A Daughter’s Partnership Helped Her Dad’s Plumbing Business

Everyone has an opinion about working with their relatives, and many people like to heartily declare "I could NEVER work with my family!" but Michelle Poniewozik begs to differ. Customer Experience Coordinator, marketing, admin, sales—you name it; Michelle wears many hats at her family owned and operated HVAC business, Iceberg's One Hour Heating &...

Reinventing the Family Business to Find Success in a New Era

Reinventing the Family Business to Find Success in a New Era

Everyone has their own reasons for starting a business. Some are passionate about an idea and want to bring it to life. Some are motivated by the profit potential. Others are lured by the lifestyle it allows you to have – being your own boss and being able to control your own time. None...

Succession Planning: Why Your Family Business Should Consider a Living Trust

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]When you operate a family business, in addition to the typical issues you must deal with in any company, there’s often an emotional component to any decision. This is especially prevalent when dealing with succession planning. When several siblings inherit the business from a parent, for example, there could be issues...

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

At Smart Hustle, we like to focus on the entrepreneur or small business owner, but when it comes down to it, starting a business impacts the entire family. The decision to leave a traditional 9-5 with a steady income and venture out on your own has consequences for family and spousal relationships. Growing the...

Mickey Fain Stoneside Blinds and Shades

Why Premium Customer Service Builds a Profitable Business

Does premium customer service matter? Aboslutley. Premium service helps your business get premium profits, due to customer loyalty and more! Mickey Fain, owner and president of Stoneside Blinds and Shades based in Denver, Colorado, recently spoke with Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com and entrepreneur about success in business through great customer service and customer experience. Listen...

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