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Why does working together in a family business have to be so darn difficult? Get answers to this and other relevant questions when host, Greg Lewis, interviews prominent local and national family leaders about the challenges of working together in a family business. We'll also talk to top family business experts about relevant topics including business transition and succession planning, communications, family relationships, business culture as well as conflict resolution. For more information, visit www.tncfb.com.

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Why does working together in a family business have to be so darn difficult? Get answers to this and other relevant questions when host, Greg Lewis, interviews prominent local and national family leaders about the challenges of working together in a family business. We'll also talk to top family business experts about relevant topics including business transition and succession planning, communications, family relationships, business culture as well as conflict resolution. For more information, visit www.tncfb.com.

    Episode 34: NashvillePrinting.Com– The Coolest Family Printing Company in Town

    Episode 34: NashvillePrinting.Com– The Coolest Family Printing Company in Town

    Your host, Greg Lewis, talks to John Taylor, President of Minuteman Press and Nashville Printing Company located in Nashville, Tennessee.
    Nashvilleprinting.com is owned by the Taylor Family. In business in Nashville for over 20 years, they have grown from a small franchise printer into a mid-size commercial printer and internationally-recognized branding specialist.
    In this episode of Family Business Today John Taylor will share:
    What John’s Dad instilled in him to continue the legacy of being a printer
    How the Taylor Family is raising up the next generation of family business members
    His advice to parents who may be considering inviting their children to join the family business
    How he establishes boundaries between work and personal/family relationships
    How the Taylor Family deal with disagreement in business matters
    What the future looks like for the Taylor Family and Nashville Printing Company
    And much more….
    To learn more about Minuteman Press and Nashville Printing Company visit their website at www.nashvilleprinting.com
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and one day celebrate a successful transition.
    If you are considering a transition in your family business in the next 3-5 years contact us today for a FREE Business Transition Assessment (follow link) and receive a one on one review of your business transition preparedness with a family business consultant. (a $299 value)
    To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.
    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

    Episode 33: Leading a Life of Excellence with Aaron Walker

    Episode 33: Leading a Life of Excellence with Aaron Walker

    Your host, Greg Lewis, talks to Aaron Walker, Life and Business Coach and
    Masterminds for Men.

    Aaron has founded more than a dozen companies over the past 41 years. He
    attributes much of his success to having surrounded himself with his
    mastermind counterparts. Aaron is the founder of Irons Sharpens Iron, Inc.
    Mastermind that now host 19 groups with National and International Members.

    Episode 32: Goo-Goo – A 100 year old American Candy Bar wrapped in Family Tradition

    Episode 32: Goo-Goo – A 100 year old American Candy Bar wrapped in Family Tradition

    Your host, Greg Lewis, talks to Laurie Spradley, Vice President Operations and Brand Development at Goo-Goo Candy Company located in Nashville, Tennessee.
    In 1912, in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company at Clark & First Avenue in Nashville, TN, America's first combination candy bar was invented. A roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate the Goo-Goo was a treat that I couldn’t wait to enjoy as a child. I still enjoy them today!!!
    Goo-Goo continues to be owned and operated by the Spradley Family. Their Goo-Goo Shop and Desert Bar located at 116 3rd Avenue South in Nashville  is a must stop on your next trip to Music City USA.

    In this episode of Family Business Today Laurie Spradley will share:
    What’s in a name? You can hear the story here!
    Why the back story of a family brand is important to future generations and to those they serve
    Hear Laurie’s story of her journey home from New York to join the family business
    How boundaries are established  between work and personal/family relationships
    Advice to Mom and Dad on inviting their children to join the family business
    And much more….
    To learn more about Goo-Goo Candy visit their website at www.googoo.com.
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and one day celebrate a successful transition. Family Business Mastermind Groups are now forming for the Fall. To learn more and join a group follow the link. To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business visit www.tncfb.com.

    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

    Episode 31: There’s No Business Like Family Business…..A Marketing Perspective

    Episode 31: There’s No Business Like Family Business…..A Marketing Perspective

    Your host, Greg Lewis, talks to Anna-Vija McClain. Anna-Vija is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and sought-after expert on topics related to small business growth and professional development for young, ambitious talent. Her company, Piccolo Marketing, helps small business owners achieve unprecedented growth through the development of marketing strategies, business development campaigns, and implementation of processes and systems that maximize efficiency.
    Every day the business universe is cluttered with messaging ideas and repurposed content coming from marketers and thought leaders everywhere. As a family business owner, you know you need your messages to stand out from all that chatter, and you also understand that the best way to do that is to create a unique message that stands out. What are some best practices that family business owners should consider?
    In this episode of Family Business Today Anna-Vija McClain will share:
    What’s in a name? Specifically a family business name as a brand?
    Will being a family owned business give you a competitive edge in the marketplace?
    Marketing ideas to build long term relationships with your customers
    Why training is important to grow your business and your team
    Tools recommended to use in your content marketing strategy
    And much more….
    To learn more about Piccolo Marketing’s Piccolo University, an online marketing training program, visit  https://piccolo-university.teachable.com/. To signup for their Mentorship Program go to https://piccolomarketing.com/piccolo-marketing-mentor/. Use Coupon Code ‘family’ for a 10% Discount.
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and one day celebrate a successful transition. Family Business Mastermind Groups are now forming. To learn more and join a group follow the link. 

    Until next time, There’s No Business Like Family Business…..We Know!

    Episode 30: Creating a Charitable Giving Strategy for Your Family and Your Business

    Episode 30: Creating a Charitable Giving Strategy for Your Family and Your Business

    Your host, Greg Lewis, talks to Steve French, President of The Signatry. The Signatry partners with families, advisors, and ministries by leveraging their creativity, innovation, and biblical values to transform the world through each last check signed to solve the world’s problems.
    Today’s news is filled with stories on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, healthcare, finances and jobs. We see the hundreds of cars lined up at drive-thru food banks, the millions of people searching for jobs.
    The good news is that charitable giving has spiked as fast as the virus, filling in the gaps of government response to the crisis. Like our first responders, your family and business can get involved in supporting the relief efforts needed today and create a charitable giving strategy for your family and your business that will continue in the years to come.
    In this episode of Family Business Today Steve French will share:
    Why having a charitable giving strategy is important to a family and their business
    What is difference in being a business owner and being a steward
    What is the importance of building a legacy for your family and your business
    What are options in creating a charitable giving strategy
    How do you make a decision on where to invest your money through charitable giving
    We will hear some examples of family businesses who have successfully created a legacy through charitable giving
    And much more
    To learn more about creating a charitable giving strategy for you and your business read Steve French’s book Investing and Faith: The Impact of Faith-Based Investing available at Amazon. To begin a conversation on creating a charitable giving strategy for your family and your business visit their website at www.thesignatry.com.
    At the Tennessee Center for Family Business our passion is to help business owners create a positive environment in which their family THRIVES, their business performs and one day celebrate a successful transition.
    To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business, visit our website at www.tncfb.com 

    Episode 29: Surviving the Death of a Spouse in your Family Business

    Episode 29: Surviving the Death of a Spouse in your Family Business

    Your host, Greg Lewis talks to Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, about her family business located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1990, Office Dynamics International has been the global industry leader in the development and presentation of sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training, coaching and resources. 
    Whether it's the head of the family or another relative who's directly or indirectly connected to the business, any death can disrupt the path of the family , causing the family business to veer off course. Like happiness, the exact opposite emotion, grief floods our rational decision making and overturns our daily routines; but unlike happiness, grief can linger for a very long time. How should a family business deal with such a powerful emotional event?
    In this episode Joan Burge will share:
    - Her story dealing with the loss of her husband and her own personal health challenges
    - The affect grief had on her personally and on their business
    - The importance of having a contingency plan in place prior to the disability or death of the owner,    spouse or other family member in the business
    - Her advice to a spouse or other family member who are grieving and need to guide their business through a difficult time
    - Her stories will inspire you to hang on no matter what, to see the light in the darkest night and to know you are stronger than you imagine
    -And much more
    Wherever you are in life, whatever your age or marital status, Joan's story will lift your spirit and motivate you to reach for your dreams despite any obstacle or barrier.
    In her memoir, Give Yourself Permission to Live a BIG Life, Joan speaks with wisdom and clarity to every woman in every walk of life, tackling the multi-faceted ever-changing roles of today's woman with candor, wit and straight talk. Her stories will inspire you to hang on no matter what, to see the light in the darkest night and to know you are stronger than you imagine so you can remove whatever holds you back from becoming all you were created to be: fully invigorated in every aspect of life.
    To purchase a copy of Joan’s memoir follow this link: Give Yourself Permission to Live a BIG Life.
    To learn more about the Tennessee Center for Family Business, visit our website at www.tncfb.com 
    To learn more about Joan Burge’ family business, Office Dynamics International, Inc, visit their website at www.officedynamics.com

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