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The Family Business Podcast

Dec 22, 2017

Leon Fear started his first small business whilst at school, buying and selling mountain bikes and bicycle components and selling them mail order and direct to the trade.

Joining the family business at 19, Leon started in construction, working on-site tiling, fitting kitchens, painting and decorating and laying flooring...


Dec 15, 2017

Mitzi Perdue knows that every family business has a culture. The question is, does this culture come about by design or by default? The ones that come about by default rarely support keeping the family business in the family across the generations.

So, what can a family do to develop and strengthen a culture that will...


Dec 8, 2017

In the late 1800s, Harry Schweid started selling high quality meats to butchers and restaurants in New York City’s Lower East Side. By the 1930s, his son Sam had his own business in Harlem, selling the best meat around. In 1978, Sam’s son David Schweid took his family’s long withstanding heritage in the meat...


Dec 1, 2017

Max Gosselin joined his Mum and Dad'd cheese business and started working on the most successful sales route in the firm, just before the busiest time of the year. 

It didn't start well. He was the first sales person in the businesses history to achieve negative sales figures in the run up to Christmas. 

Using...