Raising children is always a push-pull relationship; however, in the final analysis, we love our children and will do almost anything for them – including turn over the family business.
Tailor shops are almost universally small businesses, and many are family-run. The singular importance of referrals allows them to exist for generations without so much as spending the equivalent of a piece of Hancock’s chalk on advertising, while other businesses on the same block can fail despite the best laid promotional schemes of computer mice and admen.
Life moves fast for the Weitbrecht family – and that’s how they like it. They have to keep their eyes wide and move fast to get the auction items out the door.
Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about the details of a cemetery headstone for a loved one until they are faced with the solemn responsibility of doing so. It’s often a very difficult and emotionally trying time, and there are a lot of factors to consider – type of stone, shape, size, font, special effects, etc. That’s where Elizabeth Deveney of Deveney & White Memorials comes in to help.
Our relationship with death changed and continues to evolve thanks to modern-day funeral directors like Reid McHoul, Jim Delaney, Tim Keefe and the businesses started by their grandfathers. All three are now the third generation in their family’s businesses, whose respective legacies were built by intimately understanding the needs and desires of families coping with the death of a loved one.
Following the most unorthodox election in American history, for business owners throughout the nation and especially in Massachusetts, the stars seem to have aligned coming into 2017. With a new president branded as overtly business friendly and more importantly a booming local economy, those on the front lines supporting small and family-owned businesses agree that morale is high among executives.
We asked family business leaders around Massachusetts how they feel about the coming year’s prospects for small business. Here’s what they had to say.
Kimberly Abare President New England Die Cutting She runs a woman-owned company in a difficult and challenging business – manufacturing very precise parts for the defense industry. She has balanced her growing company – which has just expanded into a modern,...
Held for the first time this year at Boston’s historic Omni Parker House hotel, the New England Family Business Conference brought together family business owners from across the region to learn, network and celebrate their unique stories.
“We use the FBA frequently to update ourselves with the local community, surrounding happenings that we can be a part of or help with and we also utilize the service guide directory to match up with services that assist us in a number of things. I am always excited when something matches exactly what we need at the time we are looking.” “I also know that I can trust the companies that advertise with the FBA because like us, they are most likely family businesses themselves and we like to work with fellow family businesses.”Valerie Bono,
The awards were envisioned as a way to celebrate and recognize the successes of Greater Boston’s many family-owned businesses. From those just starting out to those who have farmed the same land for more than a hundred years, the awards recognize the grit and determination necessary to launch and build a business with family, and to keep that legacy going through subsequent generations.