What is a family business? I want to explore this topic in light of my college son home for spring break or maybe it is winter break but it feels like spring. When I was growing up in the Bronx my parents always insisted we as their kids ok I felt like a slave at the time was to help them manage the details of an apartment building like sweeping and polishing the brass. Had they stayed on the farm that they owned in Albania we the entire family would be naturally asked to work the family business of farming. Well here we are in the age of virtual businesses and so how do gain additional support from our families in our family business? there are no cows to milk but we do have a database to create, a blog to proofread and newsletters to format and mailing to stuff.
We are betting the farm on our success but it sure feels lonely out here in the virtual field.
I will write some more but wanted to get some ideas or thoughts from you on today’s Family Business…
P.s. actually my sons are very helpful and I do not want to give any negative impression since my sons have all done all the above and more. We were talking last night at our family dinner and I just wanted to explore it further….