How these entrepreneurs reinvented themselves

Jennifer Sutton, a photographer with her children, quit her job this year to open Guest Haus Juicery & Matcha Bar in Park City, Utah. Courtesy: Jennifer Sutton Jennifer Sutton on fire. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the 37-year-old advertising executive suddenly found herself navigating between work and remote education for her two young children. Even … Read more

Most owners rely on holiday sales to survive

This holiday season, your decision to “shop a little” may help your favorite local store keep its doors open for another year. That’s according to 523 small business owners surveyed by American Express in October, 78% of whom said their holiday sales this year will likely determine whether they can stay afloat in 2022. Complicating … Read more

Small Business holiday shopping is back, and maybe changed forever

A sign on the glass reading Thank you for your support of this local business at a bakery in Walnut Creek, California, September 15, 2021. Image courtesy Sftm. (Photo by Gado/Getty Images) grandfather | Photo archive | Getty Images More than a third of Americans (34%) say they plan to shop at Small Business on … Read more

The real-life family business drama not on HBO’s Succession

Logan Roy, played by Brian Cox, at his daughter’s wedding reception on season 1 of HBO’s Succession. Colin Hutton | HBO Actors often don’t like to watch their own work once it is out in the public, but no one finds it more difficult to watch HBO’s “Succession” than those who have actually lived the life … Read more

Kevin O’Leary on a costly mistake too many family businesses make

Christopher Willard | Disney general entertainment content | Getty Images Some value companies like Hermes prove that there is brand value in keeping the company under family control. Others prove that a family connection can help restore trust in a damaged brand – Toyota after the unintended acceleration crisis in 2010 is a case in … Read more

Retailers look to staff up ahead of holiday rush with workers in short supply

My Secret Stash in Traverse City, Michigan, staffed quite a bit before the holiday climax. Owner Karen Helt is preparing for a strong shopping season. Courtesy: My Secret Stach Karen Hilt owns My Secret Stash in Traverse City, Michigan, and sells local artists and retailers products—and business was thriving. Hilt is so optimistic about the … Read more

Vaccine mandates are surging in job listings

Anchorage photos | Digital Vision | Getty Images Job listings require applicants to be vaccinated in increasing numbers, and the trend appears set to continue. The Covid-19 vaccine has doubled the number of jobs posted to mandatory candidates since the end of September, according to an analysis published Tuesday by Ladders, a job site for … Read more

A succession plan benefits advisory firms and their clients

Tetra pictures | Tetra pictures | Getty Images At a time of record M&A activity for financial advisory firms, the design and implementation of a succession plan has become a critical component of success. The scale and breadth of merger and acquisition activity has increased pressure on business owners and their choices. The valuation of … Read more

6 reasons why Americans aren’t returning to work

A “Hire Now” sign outside a store on August 16, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY | AFP | Getty Images On the surface, the conditions may seem favorable for the boom of the labor market in the United States. There are still 5 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic, but job opportunities are … Read more