Bhaj Townsend – The Recipe for Keeping Families Unified for Generations

Business Owners are problem solvers but sometimes it is difficult to resolve conflicts with family members. If an owner is faced with a family member business problem why and when should they consider hiring an outside consultant to help resolve their conflicts? This is the first question I ask Bhaj Townsend in this edition of…

Gregory Kovsky – Insights Into Selling a Closely Held Business

Gregory is the President and CEO of International Business Associates (IBA). IBA is a full service business brokerage firm specializing in the facilitation and negotiation of merger and sale transactions involving privately held companies and family owned businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Gregory brings extensive knowledge to the practice and process of selling a business.…

Michael Beck – Executive Strategist

Welcome to Three Questions for a Professional, a series of videos created by Marshall+Viliesis for Business Owners. Our very first video features Michael Beck who works in the fascinating and challenging world of Business Successor Development and Recruiting. In under ten minutes it is clear Michael brings years of valuable experience and insights into successor…

How to Avoid Problems with the Definition of Disability in Buy-Sell Agreements

“Chris Mercer is a nationally known business valuation expert who has over 30 years of experience working with owners on buy-sell agreement issues.“ - Back Cover of Buy-Sell Agreements for Closely Held and Family Business Owners In this short video Chris explains the problem with the definition of disability in far too many Buy-Sell Agreements.…

The Next Generation

Craft Breweries - Part 5 of 5 There are founders and everyone else is a successor. In the United States today there are more Craft Breweries owned by Founders than Successors due to the significant growth in the industry over the past ten years. Now we are in a period where many Craft Breweries are…

Protecting Today

Craft Breweries - Part 4 of 5 Your Craft Brewery may be your largest and most important asset. It also might be the primary source of income supporting your family’s lifestyle and the causes you care about. Everyday you go to do your work you are focused on surviving and thriving and creating success as…

Growth

Craft Breweries - Part 3 of 5 In 2020 the word for most Craft Breweries was “survival.” Yet we know businesses focused only on surviving rarely succeed. Growth is survival. What lessons can we take away from 2020 and how can it help Craft Brewery owners focus on growth? There are two key lessons to…

The Communities You Serve

Craft Breweries - Part 2 of 5 Your Craft Brewery serves and is a part of a diverse community. Now is a good time to reflect on everyone impacted by your business as we near the new year, 2021. Your FamilyCustomers/FansEmployeesPartners - Co-OwnersSuppliersInvestorsCauses you SupportFood Truck Partners This business you’ve created is important to many…

Why and Where

Craft Breweries - Part 1 of 5 We are sitting down for a pint in your Craft Brewery. Chances are you’ve been in business for less than ten years and chances are still good it’s been less than five. Tell me the story about you and your Craft Brewery. I want to know. More than…