Chris Sheesley – Overcoming Workplace Conflict and Getting Work Done

When leaders don’t get along an entire organization suffers. Please take a few minutes to listen to what Chris Sheesley says about resolving workplace conflict. Chris puts derailed working relationships back on track. Owners and executives hire him when they recognize the need to bring in an objective facilitator to transform high-stakes or seemingly impossible…

Arnie Hendricks – The Principles and Process of a Successful Transition

Every business owner knows someday they will leave their business. Unfortunately a successful outcome is not always achieved. Arnie Hendricks has been a guide to many owners as they prepare to exit their business. Arnie Hendricks has 30 years of senior management experience with a special focus in the financial and operational management of small…

Pete McDowell – Exiting A Business Is More Than Cashing Out – It’s Personal

Exiting a business is more than just cashing out. It is personal and it takes planning. Today I explore this idea with Pete McDowell, Partner with RC Advisory Services located in our beautiful Pacific Northwest. This is a continuation of the Three Questions for a Professional series. Thank you Pete for taking the time to…

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…