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]

The Executive 5% Challenge

Time seems like an absolute kind of term. Ask a scientist. Go ahead, I'll give you a few minutes to get back to me. When you start talking to executives, however, the concept gets a bit slippery. Executives – and scientists, for that matter – are human beings, of course. As the pendulum of the grandfather clock in the corner faithfully swings without our consideration, people are having their own relationship with time. And it's an emotional one. Clocks measure time in terms of intervals – ... [Click Here]

Culture From The Ground Up

Sow some seeds and grow your business Mention the phrase corporate culture and you can almost hear the moans and envision a motivational poster. Yes, it might be a bit overused, but moaning at the mere mention of it is doing a lot to define the culture of your company. And, that may not be so good. You may think that only a Fortune 500 company may have the resources to invest in such a seemingly intangible concept. Instead, ask yourself what it might mean to a business that's focused on ... [Click Here]