Today we were joined on the show by Sherry and Dan Jones. They were clients of ours when they owned their franchise business Seniors Helping Seniors. We not only helped them grow their business but we also helped them with a successful exit of their business.
Couples in Business: John & Terri Sonnhalter of Sonnhalter
Today we were joined on the show by business owners John and Terri Sonnhalter. Oh yeah, they also happen to be Adam’s parents! They shared with us their 40+ year journey of working together in a business as spouses. We heard from John a few years ago when he appeared on our show back in January 2020 (see below for a link to that show). But this time, Terri got a chance to share her side of the story!
How Do I Leave Personal Stuff At The Door?
So do you work with family in your business? Or maybe it’s friends who are like family. Or both. Are you good at leaving the personal stuff at the door when you come into work every day? Not sure what that looks like? Well today’s show is for you!
How Do I Know If I Should Work With My Spouse/Significant Other?
Does the idea of working with your spouse excite or scare you? This thought of, “maybe my spouse/significant other can help with this,” is one that goes through most business owners minds at some point. It’s a perfectly natural question, especially in today’s world where it is getting tougher and tougher to find good people.
How Do I Touch The Third Rail and Survive a Transition?
For those unfamiliar with the term “third rail” we’ve including a link below talking about it’s definition in politics. The metaphor comes from the high-voltage third rail in some electric railway systems. Touching that third rail often results in electrocution so most folks don’t live to tell about it.
Why You Should Hire Family Last Instead of First?
Unfortunately many folks starting out in business make the often fatal mistake of hiring family and friends first instead of last. Now this may seem counterintuitive to many folks, especially those who know us well since we usually espouse the importance of Know Like Trust when building your business. But just because it might be “easier” to start with family and friends, doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for your business.
Family Business Issues – When Is It Time To Leave? (Part 2)
This is part 2 of our topic on Family Business Issues for when is it time for someone to leave. We covered several questions in part 1 and tonight we addressed several more questions.
Family Business Issues – What’s Best For The Organization?
Small business can be emotional. This isn’t a good or bad thing. It’s just a thing. It can be a great thing if you can get your team emotionally connected to the business where they start to take ownership of their decisions and activities.
How Do You Harness The Power of Your Spouse For Your Technology Business?
In This Episode Over our 15+ years as business coaches, we’ve worked with hundreds of business owners and met with […]
How Do You Keep the Family Together?
In This Episode The majority of our business coaching clients have some sort of family (or close friends who are […]