• Ellen Work Together

You Don’t Have to Work Together

"Oh, if he would only do what I want him to do!" Sigh.  Been there and said that. After years of prodding, suggesting, nagging and reasoning, I never succeeding in getting my husband to do anything he didn't want to do. After years of therapy and self help books and meditation and [...]

You Don’t Have to Work Together2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00

Let’s FIX the Family Business!

Family drama can drive you crazy.  The drama multiplies when you have a family business.  Yet, when it works, the family business offers… Trust.  An understanding that “We are in this together.” Legacy.  We are creating our own opportunities and fortunes. Money.  As the family expands, so should the business. Time.  Together. LOVE.  Yep, love [...]

Let’s FIX the Family Business!2017-02-17T23:41:25+00:00

Duck Dynasty v. Kardashians – TV’s Family Businesses Square Off

Family businesses are the back-bone of small businesses in the United States.   They comprise 80 to 90 percent of all businesses, and they face many heartbreaking issues, like divorce, succession planning, turf battles, and “why can’t you be more like your brother?” arguments. Chances are you are involved in a family business…or work for one. [...]

Duck Dynasty v. Kardashians – TV’s Family Businesses Square Off2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

Why Kooky Family Businesses Matter

Recently, I chatted with Monaica Ledell of about what it takes to be successful in business.  We agreed that a winning business of your own can expand peace, prosperity and freedom.  It can also help make the house payment and pay for dance lessons.  Here’s the interview.  Lots of tips and a few rarely shared [...]

Why Kooky Family Businesses Matter2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

Functional Family Business? I Believe In Miracles!

Last night I watched “The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us,” The show opened with a recap of the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey team story. I remember watching the win over the Russian team, with my college roommate, in our dorm rooms. Lisa and I knocked over our lawn chairs chanting, with the rest [...]

Functional Family Business? I Believe In Miracles!2016-12-01T14:55:15+00:00
  • Husband and Wife Business

How To Run a Family Business: 6 Simple Rules

Ah, the dream of running your own business!  Until it turns into a nightmare.  Does this sound familiar?  Mr. Know It All decides to go into business for himself.  He is good at what he does, so he gets really busy.  Certainly, he is too busy to do all the administrative work like accounting, answering [...]

How To Run a Family Business: 6 Simple Rules2016-12-01T14:55:16+00:00

Biz Kid o’ the Day!

Being an entrepreneur has many benefits.  You can achieve financial and lifestyle freedom.  You can be of service to others, while steering your own course.  Perhaps best of all, you can have a powerful, positive impact on your kids.  Entrepreneurs teach children this priceless lesson:  You can manufacture your own money. Emily Ridgeway has great [...]

Biz Kid o’ the Day!2016-12-01T14:55:17+00:00

I’m Looking For a Struggling Family Business…

This may be an opportunity for you.  This is a casting call for family-owned business owners who are in need of a turnaround.  Here’s the scoop… Family members in the business must be 18 years old or older. Your business needs a storefront…not an in-home office. No bars or restaurants.  Interested in service businesses, home [...]

I’m Looking For a Struggling Family Business