Creating a Family Business, from Contemplation to Maturity
This book is a must-have for those who want to build their own business and stop working for someone else. The author, Allan Nation, was the founder and editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer from 1977 until his untimely death in 2016. Among his legacy of journals and notebooks, he left chapters for a book on business. With the help of his partners, Sonny and Glinda Davenport, Allan's spouse, Carolyn, brought the manuscript to completion.
Chapters cover the following:
• How to turn your dream into a reality
• Figuring out where you are and where you're going
• Making a business plan
• The three-legged stool of production, finance and marketing
• Selecting a product and dsetting a price
• The importance of due diligence
• Working with your spouse and children
• Bringing in employees and partners
• What to do when disaster strikes
• Enjoying the fruits of your labor
Copyright 2018, softcover, 272 pages.
"This business book is a barn burner. I can't put it down. It's making me get behind on other work." — Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
In 1966 Aaron Neville released his famous hit song "Tell It Like It Is." Here is the information you wished you had always been told, just the way it is. Southern gentlemen have a peculiar way of communicating hard truths in such a way as to make a great story while also threading in humor and a few slaps upside the head. In the end, you had a great laugh and are supremely wiser for having listened. Allan, in his casual and genteel but forthright manner, explains the way of creating and casting a vision for family and business, and along the way reiterates a few life lessons few are being taught anymore. After reading, you will be kicking yourself for not starting on your vision sooner. You do not have enough time remaining in your finite life in order to learn all the principles on your own Allan presents here. So buy the book, one for you and a friend, and then get your family and business in gear!