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All in the Family: Family-Owned Businesses

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According to the Harvard Business Review,  the phrase “family business” connotes a small or midsized company with a local focus. While plenty of mom-and-pop firms certainly fit that description, it doesn’t reflect the powerful role that family-controlled enterprises such as Walmart, Samsung, Tata Group, and Porsche play in the world economy.  They account for more than 30% of all companies with sales in excess of $1 billion, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s analysis.

Join Ola and guests, Odell Robinson, III and Denise Riley-Ajanwachuku, as they discuss participating in family-owned businesses; both the benefits and the challenges.

Mr. Robinson, is a second-generation owner of Odell Robinson, Jr. Funeral Home in Pittsburgh, PA.  He recalls poignant stories of learning the business side by side with his parents.  His grandparents seeded the business for his dad and his dad's principles and beliefs continue on to this day.

Denise Riley-Ajanwachuku is the CEO of Global SOULutions, LLC.  Her organization's mission is to serve individuals by challenging them to become well from the inside out, while influencing real change.  Their services include:  training and development, life-coaching, consulting and self-publishing assistance. Ms. Riley-Ajanwachuku will share her experience of forming a relatively recent family-owned enterprise with our audience.

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 12:30 PM | Audience Call-In:  (917) 889.8070 | Listen Online:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onyxwoman/2013/11/18/all-in-the-family-family-owned-business