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How to build a family business
Entrepreneurs share lessons on running a company that lasts
“When my father was on his deathbed, I thanked him for
everything he had done for me, and he said, ‘All I left you
was a good reputation,’ as if it was nothing, but it’s been
everything.”
— Teresa Spinelli, president of the Italian Centre Shop
(italiancentre.ca)
“I’ve learned every aspect [of my employees’] job, and
I help them in every aspect of their job... That kind of
attitude is how you keep good employees and gain
respect.”
— Miles Quon, manager of The Lingnan restaurant
(thelingnan.com)
“Start with why, and the what and the how will flow from
that and you will build with longevity, because you will
recognize that the long-term view is in essence far more
satisfying than the quick gain.”
— Dan Haight, co-founder of Darkhorse Analytics
(darkhorseanalytics.com)
Watch video excerpts from “Building a family business” at capitalideasedmonton.com/events
CAPITAL BUZZ:
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:
Here’s what Capital Ideas members took away from the Jan. 23 panel:
“Learn every aspect of your business, set up
goals, and practise self-cultivation, because
your business is you, not just a building.”
— Vanessa Amundson, CEO of Alliance
Mobile Apps (alliancemobileapps.com)
“Employees in a family business need to
feel as part of the family or you can risk
alienating/losing them.”
— Eric Petersen, principal at Prosperity
Engine. (@prosperityeng)
“To be an entrepreneur, you have to be an
optimist... You just have to remember to look
at what the goal is and keep working at it.”
— Sendioso co-founder Lisa Hryniw
(sendioso.com)
“Reputation is a huge part of a successful
business and longevity. What does your
business reputation say about you?”
— Wedimg co-founder Stephen Kiers
(@StephenKiers)
“You carry on your family traditions, but it’s
important to establish your own mark and
management style.”
— Market Makers partner Bruce Lecky
“Dan on the panel at #capitalideas builds
something meaningful with staff by learning
about their values right at the interview stage.”
— Teresa Kiyawasew, owner of Kiy HR
Services. (@KiyHRServices)
“Having patience and not expecting as much
from my staff — whether they’re family or not
— as I would from myself is key.”
— Jacqueline Bernal, founder of Bernal
Business Services (paperworkbegone.com)
“Respect & perseverance are vital [in]
operating a family owned business. Stand firm
[with] employees to move forward & value
them.”
— Nu Skin consultant Linnea Eldred
(@LinneaEldred)
Kathy Anders
Brenda Lund
Jerry Aulenbach
Alexis MacMillan
Russell Bird
Rudy Madsen
Joanne Blake
Kevin Mak
Trevor Boller
Carmen Morgan
Maciej Bukczynski
Simon O’Neil
Adam Caputo
Adam Patterson
Gracie DeLorenzo
Sandra Pawluk
Brandy Dominelli
Terry Pithers
Kendel Ferrier
Jacqueline Poon
Janice Funston
Kinman Quon
Meagan Gabert
Barbara Reppert
Darwin Holm
Puneeta Sandhu
Tanya Holm
Lauren Sergy
Joveena Holmes
Andrea Spevak
Wade Kelly
Catherine Vu
Jim Kostiuk
Mai Yeung
Stacey Lafrance
Pamela Young
Yuxi Li
Joe Wasylyk
Manchi Lo
THANK YOU!
Scotiabank small business account manager Adam
Caputo presented four lucky draw winners with prizes
from Duchess Bake Shop, The Common, Lux Beauty
Boutique and Chicken for Lunch.
If you would like your business to be involved
in the Scotiabank draw, contact us at [email protected]
capitalideasedmonton.com.
For a wealth of resources for small business,
including tutorials on making a business plan, visit
getgrowingforbusiness.scotiabank.com.
Adam Caputo of Scotiabank’s Edmonton Main Branch congratulates draw
winner Janice Funston of Henry’s Purveyor of Fine Things.
NEXT EVENT:
HOW DO I FIND FUNDING FOR MY BUSINESS?
WHEN: FEB 20 @ NOON WHERE: EDMONTON JOURNAL DOWNTOWN (10006 101 ST.)
RSVP at capitalideas14.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or @capitalideasyeg