For some, family businesses mean spending more quality time with their families, financial freedom and so much more while for others it feels like a prison sentence. There are so many pros and cons, positives and negatives and so we wanted to create a space for folks who have experiences with family businesses to discuss the pros and cons.
Graham + Ashley Scobey
One of the most common responses we get when people find out we are a Husband + Wife team that runs multiple businesses together and homeschools our two kiddos is: “I could NEVER do that.” And I get it. I really do. It’s a lot of togetherness. And family can be messy. Fourteen years into doing life this way and I can tell you that, for us, it has been messy – it has been a lot – and it has been really, really beautiful. Running a family business means we are a team, in the truest sense of the word. Our kids always know when we need additional support, Read more>>
A Family Business can be amazing, but only if everyone is on the same accord. One major key component is being able to have every person bringing something unique to the table. I usually see, that is when family businesses work best. Each person being able to highlight their unique skills brings value to any business. It also helps make each member feel important and own their position. You feel included when you can shine, Read more>>
The family business model has been crucial to the success of my cupcake bakery…I am all for it!! Though I run and manage most of the day-to-day operations, I could not do any of it without the help of my husband, son, and daughter. Assisting with everything from deliveries, wedding/event set up, quality control, making boxes, and taste testing (hello, the most fun part!), I would be lost without their help. Read more>>