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The Justin Goodbread Show

The Financially Simple podcast is your one-stop resource for small business owners. Gain unique insights into growing, refining, and selling businesses. You will hear ways business owners have reduced their tax liabilities, increased their income, improved office morale, saved for the retirement of their dreams, and more.
Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Dec 19, 2022

When you own a family business, it’s important to keep family discord and internal conflict out of the business. Those who can manage the family dynamics within their companies will often see them become generational businesses. But that’s not always the easiest thing to do.

In this episode, I’m joined by a father & son team who has made the family business work. My dear friends Chris (CEO) and Scott Snider (President) of the Exit Planning Institute have found the key to dealing with internal conflict as a family-owned business. Together, we will discuss some of the difficulties of operating generational businesses and the solutions they’ve found to combat them.
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast:

  • What it’s like for the second generation. (02:16)
  • Designing the business to prevent family conflict. (03:40)
  • Battling an “entitlement” mindset. (07:20)
  • Protecting the family culture. (15:30)
  • Transition of control. (20:45)
  • Knowing when the second generation is ready. (28:15)
  • The emotions of making an exit. (35:25)


Our Favorite Quotes: 

“You’ve got to run the business from the numbers. You’ve got to treat it like a business. It’s not a family piggy bank.” – Chris Snider

 “Life’s like an onion. Every layer that you peel back can either be sweet or it can make you cry.” – Justin Goodbread

“Find that private place where you’re always in a good place, and you can do some soul searching about what you really want.” – Chris Snider

“Stop following the same path. Get off of it. Do something different and once you get there, continue to stay hungry.” – Scot Snider


Connect with Chris & Scott Snider:

 Exit Planning Institute 

Chris Snider LinkedIn

Scott Snider LinkedIn

Resources Mentioned:

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner MUST Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

About The Financially Simple Podcast 
If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business, to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey.  

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