Tips for Running a Successful Family Business

Jun 1, 2021 | Blog

Some of the world’s longest-running and most successful businesses are family-run. The shared ethos and values in families make for good common ground, and the commitment and stability in management can be greater than in publicly traded corporations. However, without some important guidelines, your company can easily turn into a Succession-type situation where dysfunctionality and nepotism smother the business. Sawyer Solutions has been family-owned and operated since its founding in 2011. Ken Sawyer, our founder, has always had a passion that’s very clear, “I love to make things work – I love to build solutions!” This passion has been the underlying current for all the work we do, and the torch is being carried on by Ken’s son, Benji Sawyer. But passion alone isn’t enough to build a successful business! Here are a few things we’ve learned over the years when it comes to running a family business.