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Podcast: Growing up in an Entrepreneurial Family

Podcast: Growing up in an Entrepreneurial Family

Julie and her sisters tell their story

Today’s show is an extra special edition of #PoisedforExit! I invited my sisters, Connie and Wendy to talk about being raised in an entrepreneurial home and how it impacted our lives as entrepreneurs. 

The lessons shared were many, but one that stood out for all three of us was how self motivation and belief played essential roles in the success of the business each parent ran. Knowing you can do it and having the drive to make it happen are the bedrocks for any entrepreneurial success story. Another lesson learned was tenacity. Having a ‘never give up’ attitude, even when things get tough were instilled into each of us. How different things would have been for us as working adults, had our parents not ventured into the world of business ownership. Like their parents before them (on both sides) they knew they could do better and be happier working for themselves, and that proved to be very true. 

I’m keeping the show notes short so you can take time to enjoy the episode. 

If you are  business owner and have children, our insights might provide some comfort and validation if you’re trying to raise independent thinkers. 

Find Connie Herzog website here and Facebook here
Find Wendy Legeros website here and LinkedIn here
And Julie here

Thank you to this month’s sponsor!  Sunbelt Business Advisorsand John A Knutson & Co, PLLP, JAK + Co

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Sunbelt Business Advisors is a proud sponsor of the Poised for Exit Podcast. The Poised for Exit podcast seeks to help entrepreneurs improve, grow – and successfully exit – their businesses.

Julie Keyes, a life-time entrepreneur and founder of KeyeStrategies, understands what keeps an owner up at night and the balancing act required to work both ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business. The firm’s mission is to help business owners increase enterprise value and prepare for a future exit.

Julie believes in providing outside perspective and mentoring, which made all the difference for her while spending years growing and improving her companies before selling and becoming a business adviser in 2011.