Contrary to popular idea, family owned and operated commercial enterprises are “alive and well,” according to a family business expert at Northeastern University.
While some family businesses can turn sour very quickly, taking over the family business has been ultimately sweet for Scott Ghelfi, the owner of Ghelfi’s Candies on Cape Cod.
When it comes to operating a family business, there are bound to be some bumps when moving from generation to generation. For the Fougere family of J&R Graphics in Hanover, Mass., the transition was a bit of a rough ride.
Running a business can leave little time for a family to be a family, but Samantha and Brian Nelson of the Brazos Valley Bombers seem to have found their groove as the driving forces behind the baseball team and the parents of a three-year-old daughter.