Category: Family Businesses and Partnerships
The family must be considered in the decision to start a small business. Chris Gattis joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the fantasy and reality of starting and running a small business, especially the family connection to success.
Do you and your partner have the same values and work ethic? David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why partners should discover the values - work ethic, materialism, etc. - of each other before going into business together.
The only thing harder than being a business owner is being a partner. David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the importance of establishing the DNA of your partnership in the beginning to ensure partner values are in alignment.
Your best friend may not make a great business partner. David Gage joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why good personal relationships don’t always translate into successful business partnerships.
How do you get your family to support your start-up? John Bradberry joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to talk to your family about your vision, and possible sacrifices of resources and time, when you are starting a small business.
A partnership is about being better together than alone. Ed Kopf joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why forming a partnership is not about winners and losers, but is whether the parties are compatible.
Negotiating to form a partnership is different. Ed Kopf joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the complex negotiations of forming a partnership and why that process is different from a transactional negotiation.
Teamwork comes naturally to Generation Y, but what about partnerships. Ed Kopf joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Generation Y teamwork success may be tested when they form entrepreneurial partnerships.
How can you make everyone happy when a sale is made? Gene Siciliano joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how to structure a sales compensation plan that doesn't result in the business owner resenting the money the sales staff are making.
The 21st century differentiator is values, not products. Jack Mitchell joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the way businesses differentiate themselves from the competition is not with products, but with the values they demonstrate.
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