Family Business Succession: Interview with John Parmentier, President of Paragon Laboratories

Family businesses comprise 80%-90% of businesses in the US. More than 70% of these businesses are going to “change hands." Are you going out on your terms? This insightful interview with a 37 year old son, who is now President of his family owned business will share with you his lessons learned in succession planning. Briefly describe the services your company provide. I am the owner and President of Paragon Laboratories, Inc., a contract laboratory that specializes in the physical, ... [Click Here]

Prepare Now-Benchmark the Nation‘s Best Practices for Developing Leaders

Add Value Now While Preparing for the Upcoming Downturn Attention: All CEO’s who seek a competitive advantage, you must tackle this opportunity now, to whether the upcoming downturn. Imagine for a moment that you could clone your top three managers. Then imagine another competitor steals the two best performing ones—they simply had a better offer than your current workplace. Now that would really perturb you. Right? Why can’t your recruiting system find you more great managers? The ... [Click Here]

The Emotional Side of a Business Transition

“For Sale… One of The Two Biggest Decisions of Your Life” Selling or transitioning a business can be as emotional as sending your youngest child off to college. Hundreds of thousands of baby boomers are about to be forced to make a transition decision for the legacy of their business…and they are not prepared. Your business has been an important part of your life for quite some time. And if you built your business from the ground up, you’ll immediately notice the similarity to raising a child. ... [Click Here]