Family Biz Confidential
NxtGen Nexus gives you the story behind the story about life in the Family Business.
Q: What was your first job in the Family Business?
Q: How old were you when first started working?
A: Four years old. My family would go in on Saturdays to catch up on paperwork. I would tag along.
Q: How much were paid?
A: Are you kidding? I was lucky to get lunch.
Q: Are there any family business rituals or practices?
A: Every year we’d take the entire company to home opener for The Ohio State University football game. We still do it today.
Q: Was there a major turning point that allowed the business to continue to thrive?
A: We were originally in the equipment reseller business until the mid-80s when my Uncle Fred decided to refocus our efforts into a business technology solutions company. If we hadn’t made the transition, we’d have gone out of business.
Q: Any advice for Millennials thinking about entering the family business?