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083: Mary Miller, Author, Changing Direction: 10 Choices that Impact Your Dreams

Mary's Site Mary's Book:  Changing Direction: 10 Choices that Impact Your Dreams  
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070: Growing by the Sea, Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy & Company

Over the years Twiddy & Company has sank some deep roots in the sandy Outer Banks of North Carolina. Established by Doug Twiddy in 1978, the family-owned rental properties business is today led by CEO Clark Twiddy, who shares his father's discerning appetite when it comes to growth.  Join us when Clark explains the complexities…
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Most Common Problems with Family-Run Midmarket Firms and How to Correct Them

According to Family Enterprise USA, there are 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the U.S. These companies employ 63 percent of the workforce and contribute 57 percent of America’s gross domestic product, making them a crucial piece of our economy. Based on my experience advising family-owned businesses, the most common problems hindering a family business’s growth, […]

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For Merric, Hospitality Helps to Keep the Next $10 Million in Clear View

St Louis, MO — Remember Victor Kiam? Television viewers from the 1980s will likely recall that Kiam liked his Remington shaver so much that he bought the company. So it was for Dan Claypool, who, after eyeballing six other businesses, set his sights on Merric Millwork and Seating of St. Louis. “I wanted to be able […]

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Middle-Market CEO Interview: Jimmy DeSisto of Venice Bakery

Nine years after Jimmy DeSisto of Venice Bakery set out to make a gluten-free pizza crust, the bakery’s offerings are filling menus across the country and shipping containers on their way to the UK and Australia. DeSisto spoke to MME about the coveted crust he used to reinvent his 120-employee firm. MME: As a family-owned […]

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Innovative Offspring: How Three Family-Owned Businesses Charted Paths to New Growth

Tech Electronics Grows One Midwestern City at a Time Fifty years after Jim Canova, along with two partners, started up a St. Louis electronics distribution firm known as Tech Electronics, the middle-market company’s Midwestern roots now appear to run as wide as they do deep. “I think that businesses that last over time are able to […]

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