Even today, honesty is still the best policy

Posted On September 20, 2018

In this age of instantaneous and global communication, where a lie or a bad review can travel, as they say, halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on, how does a business control its own message? Our guest in this episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” is…

Categories: Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Forestry and land management are more than a walk in the woods

Posted On September 4, 2018

When you drive up I-65 from Mobile to Montgomery or across I-10 from Mobile to Tallahassee, the acres and acres of pine trees along the roadside make for a rather boring drive. But to someone like Barrett McCall, it is a beautiful sight. McCall, our guest in this week’s episode…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Saddle up for a ride into the wild, wild West of buying and selling a business

Posted On August 18, 2018

Say you’re a business owner who is ready to retire. You don’t have anyone in the family to pass the business along to, and you’re looking to sell. Do you know where to start? Or say you’re in the market to buy an existing business. How would you go about…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Podcast

Sticking to a succession plan and overcoming an ‘epidemic of spinelessness’

Posted On April 18, 2018

The first step to succession planning, as with so many other things, is realizing you have a problem. Succession planning expert Wayne Rivers, our guest in this week’s episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,”has seen it all play out many times: An aging business owner tells his son he’s…

Categories: Downloadable Media, Entrepreneurship, Generations, Podcast, Workplace

Fewer Family Businesses to be Passed to Next Generation

Posted On January 31, 2017

I’ve written in this space before about the need for succession planning. The long-term viability of your business may depend on it – particularly for family-owned business that want to maintain family control. But PwC’s annual family business survey found a decreasing number of owners who planned to keep their…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Entrepreneurship, Generation X, Succession Planning, Work

Are Millennials More Entrepreneurial? One Question. Different Data. Different Answers.

Posted On November 22, 2016

It’s interesting how you can come to different conclusions about an issue simply by which set of statistics you choose to examine. Take, for instance, the issue of millennial entrepreneurship. A Fortune article in February hailed the generation as “millennipreneurs,” noting that millennials had launched about twice as many businesses…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, Work

The dreams vs. reality of young entrepreneurism

Posted On February 10, 2015

With the near-extinction of “the company man” in today’s workforce, more and more workers dream of taking control of their own destiny. Generational research from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation indicates that half to two-thirds of Millennials are interested in entrepreneurship. Yet a recent study conducted by The Wall…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials

Millennials making their mark in small business

Posted On December 26, 2014

When Bank of America issued its semi-annual report on small business owners this fall, the focus was on generations, specifically Millennials. That may have surprised many of you right off the bat – Millennials are the youngsters, how do they have sufficient trends as small business owners? Remember, they aren’t…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, Work

Texting while driving…golf carts

Posted On August 14, 2014

Golf courses have a problem. Young professionals simply aren’t hitting the links with the same regularity as their Xer and Boomer predecessors. The New York Times reports that in 2013, only 22 percent of travelers under 33 played golf when they stayed at a resort, compared with 42 percent of…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, Product Design

Search funds: a fast track to the boss’s seat?

Posted On May 29, 2014

I was listening to NPR the other morning, and this story came on during the Planet Money segment. It tells of two young Harvard Business School grads who turned down job offers to instead solicit search funds, where investors back individuals in their efforts to search for a new business…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials



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