Being the Owner of a Small or Family-Owned Business
Has Its Real Rewards, But…
But You do WHAT about the never-ending frustrations?
(The last time we checked–those words can’t be used here!)
As a small business owner you wrestle with problems, issues and opportunities every day very successfully… except when you don’t.
You know, those frustrating problems like:
- missed deadlines, productivity low
- teams not working together like they should,
- bickering, repeating errors over and over
- teams hoard information and don’t work closely with other groups, squabbling
- constant struggle of endless work hours
- growth, cash flow and low profitability cause continual headaches and anxiety
- customer complaints
- meetings where the only output is a wast of time,
- finger pointing, witch-hunts, injuries…
- unable to get away from the business for vacations or work on other things
- not being there for your family and missing watching your children grow up…
We know you have been looking for a time machine to dump the worst of the problems and frustrations in the trash and have them carted away long ago. Had that worked, need we remind you what you would be missing? Long hours, fumbled opportunities, need for money to get out of a hole, arguments and more arguments, and the unending fear of failure.
We don’t need to remind you of the worst because we are here to show you how to make things better.
DID YOU SAY BETTER?
Yes, we heard you say you want your business to shine when you get to the finish line. That’s exactly what we came to talk to you about.
Believe it or not, we are here to walk the road with you to AMAZING results for you, your family and your business.
We have been there and the goal is achievable.
You know there is no free taxi, only a streetcar named DESIRE. The trip means learning new things about how your business can work and what kind of people you will need with you to navigate the path in an effective way and end these problems and frustrations for good.
It’s easy when you have the roadmap in front of you and when you know how make the right steps and proceed in the right direction. Our job is to get you the right map then travel along beside you as follow the right path.
First of all, where is your business and family right now?
Although they have great strengths, family-owned companies also come with unique vulnerabilities and issues that can derail growth, family relationships and success.
Family member conflicts can be far-reaching and detrimental to the point of even destroying the business. Conflicts between family and business must be resolved and equilibrium found for business success and for the family cohesiveness and togetherness.
Wealth, Ownership and Family Relationship intersect to create situations that do not exist in corporations with unrelated owners.
The people you love are in the business and they don’t get along, maybe shouldn’t be there at all but you can’t fire family can you?
Succession, governance, performance, compensation, relationships and communication are areas where we help family owned businesses.
It’s all complicated by a sense of obligation, absence or disinterest. When these arise, finding a path forward can appear insoluble.
Our experience working with over 2,000 family businesses over the past 30+ years means that we can bringing balance and harmony to your family’s businesses.