Keeping Up with the Joneses – Why Standards Matter when Selling a Business

Stuart A. Smith, III |
My Business
houses, selling a business

It’s an expression used throughout much of the English-speaking world to describe the tendency for people to compare themselves, their wealth, and their social statuses with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. The roots of the saying may go back to the excesses of the Gilded Age as chronicled by the famed writer, Edith Wharton.  Wharton knew what she was talking about.


Don’t Leave the Fate of Your Family Business to Chance

My Business
Family Business Owner standing proudly at the entrance to his store

Create a family business succession plan that works for you.Every business needs both a short- and long-term plan in place for unexpected and planned events.Ideally, succession planning should begin the day you take over a business.Those parents that are most successful at passing the torch are the ones that have created a culture in which transition is welcomed and encouraged.


Overcoming the Grief of Selling a Family Business

Jerry Inglet, Ed.D |
Emerald GEMs

June 29, 2021—For many family business owners, the company they developed and grew over the years has shaped their identities, given them purpose, and may have been the catalyst for keeping their families together. Following the sale of a family business, some may feel a sense of loss and perhaps even regret, unsure about what to do next.