Without a doubt it is the hardworking American family business that fuels the engine that drives the economy.

Whether you are a family member working in the business, or a non family hired gun, understanding the special dynamics of family business is the key to success.

Here is great article featuring six great Family Business Booksbooks about family business.

Happy reading!

If you would like to discuss anything you learn from studying these great books please feel free to email or call me.

I would love to work through any thoughts with you.

23 Jan

The Lively Merchant Headlines in Vegas

Catch The Lively Merchant in Vegas this week during the first Next Generation-NOW educational session at the Las Vegas Furniture Market on Tuesday, January 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the new Retailer Resource Center, WMC-C488/496. In this session,
13 Jan
09 Dec

Why Don’t You Try This?

Dr. Howard Thurman was born in 1899 in the segregated South. In 1923, Thurman graduated from Morehouse College as valedictorian. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1925, after completing his study at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He
04 Nov

Do you get personal?

Over 17 years ago, Bruce Springsteen belted out, “You might need something to hold on to, when all the answers, they don’t amount to much, somebody that you could just to talk to, and a little of that human touch
19 Oct

You can’t reason your way out of this

Ah, the good old days! Fact is, the furniture industry was successful in the 1950’s and the 1970’s and 1990’s. But “nothing fails like success,” says Gerald Nachman, cultural historian and founder of www.thecolumnist.com. Financial success turned our industry into
14 Oct
11 Oct

What does the lady say?

The single most important number that directly impact your profitability doesn’t even appear on your financial statements: Customer Satisfaction. Our Ask Ms. Jones™ process provides you with prompt, actionable information so you’ll know exactly what your customers are saying about
07 Oct

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks

In this morning’s New York Times I was struck by recent purchase of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field by the Ricketts family from TD Ameritrade fame. This reminded me of furniture store stories for several reasons. The Cubs haven’t
07 Sep