Dec 12, 2022
Owning a family business is as much a part of the American dream as having a house with a front porch swing and white picket fence. It’s a fine dream to have, and for many, it can be a reality. However, owning a family business is hard. You’re dealing with all the usual problems business owners face while adding complex family dynamics to the mix. Things can grow even more complicated when it’s time to leave the business.
In this episode, I discuss some of the pitfalls that can arise when your kids take over the family business. I look at why the three-generation rule may not be entirely accurate and explain how entitlement isn’t just a problem in the younger generation. Likewise, I examine how misaligned dreams, poor planning, and even sibling rivalry could create major problems for the future of your family business.
“Education helps us and, if we apply it, we can often sidestep pitfalls.” – Justin Goodbread
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast:
Our Favorite Quotes:
“Do we not give any credence to the fact that these children have been in the business and have grown up seeing the business nurtured, seeing the business morph, seeing the business grow?” – Justin Goodbread
“You want to start thinking about your exit long before you ever plan on exiting the company, whether that be through a sale outside the company or whether that be a transfer internally, to the children. – Justin Goodbread
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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