Married With A Business

Married With A Business

A business and family podcast focusing on running a business with your spouse. We work together not only at home, but at work as well. How to make owning a business and living together work, and sharing some of our best practices.

Episodes

November 7, 2023 35 mins
  • Ongoing self check-ins can help you pivot and realign your business so you can build the relationship and lifestyle you want. This week we chatted with Allie & Eddie from Health Academy Inc. They see health & fitness entrepreneurs struggle every day with conforming to industry standards. And as a result of selling their time for money; working evenings, weekends and often on holidays. Disrup...
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Sometimes we all go through periods where we are not achieving our sales goals. The loss of momentum can cause stress and worry or even hurt ur self esteem for a bit. In this episode Craig and Allison discuss some tactics we can utilizes when we start to hit a sales slump so we can turn it around and not feel like we are just waiting for the phone to ring. 

 

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  • Working together to take over the family business can be challenging. This week we talk with Mac& Brittany Davenport who not only own a restoration company and a construction company. They are in the process of starting other businesses and expanding into other markets with the restoration company. Let’s hear what’s working and tips they want to share with you.

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  • As a business owner I feel like a lot of people are counting on me: My employees, clients, trade partners, vendors, kids, parents. They always say you learn from failure but I remember early on as we transitioned the business to me running the day to day operations having a complete melt down with Craig – Failure was NOT/IS NOT an option. No one knows all the answers, there is no crystal ball or mag...
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  • Recently Allison was invited to speak at the South Shore Women’s Business Network Morning Mixer on the topic of communication. Today we share some of the topics she shared with the group and reflect on our own journey to improving our communication skills in our personal and professional lives. 

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  • We want to do it all, and be there for everyone but the reality is there are seasons of our lives when it is just not possible. There are seasons of life when it can be overwhelming the number of places we need to be, things we need and want to do, and those people who need us. This week we talk about identifying our values and organizing our schedules because as business owners we often have more f...
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  • How do you find the perfect fit when buying or selling a house? Ask a friend? Have a family member who is a realtor? Danny and Sophia Rosenberg join us this week to talk about how they created the idea for a real estate matchmaking service they call PAIRE, which stands for "Partners in Real Estate. 

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  • As the boys get old along with our parents. We are starting to enter the tie of life often called the Sandwich generation. A generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents. This week Craig and I talk about what is coming up and how we can prepare the business and our families for the changing respon...
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Jennifer Smith Broeckling, from Murphy Business Sales joins us this week to talk about some  Cautionary Tales of Preparing to Sell Your Business and tips when to start planning ahead. Jennifer whose goal is to be an ethical business broker who sets

buyers, sellers, and their small businesses up for success in the next chapter of their lives has been a great friend to the podcast and small business sharing her years of knowledge and...

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  • When we see friends or colleagues upset we can often give them encouraging words without being pulled into the emotions of what they are feeling themselves. BUT that is not always as easy with a spouse…be it at work or home. This week Craig & Allison talk about how they feel when they are upset and try to vent to the other, and ways to help not absorb each others emotions too much. 

 

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  • Balancing the priorities of marriage, family and business is always easy. After years of working in sales and marketing Robert figured he could help others thru consulting. Kay Lee who had years of experience in banking soon joined with him as the friend maker. Together with their company Power Couples by Design this power couple is helping other achieve their own work/life balance because in their ...
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It’s finally here, 100 episodes. Over the last couple of years Craig & Allison have enjoyed sharing tips and tricks about being married with a business and a family. What’s been working and what hasn’t worked, and chatting with other couples facing some of the same struggles so we can all help each other grow as couples and entrepreneurs. As we look ahead to what’s next we share some of our key takeaways and what we hope to address...

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This week we are joined by insurance expert Patrick Powers from RogerGray Insurance to discuss Key Person Insurance and how it can be an important tool in your business and family planning. The purpose of insurance is to reduce financial uncertainty and make accidental loss manageable and Patrick walks us through some options and uses for this insurance. With over 25 years of experience Patrick has experience in both the family age...

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January 17, 2023 26 mins

Kristen Ross Vogel has spent over 20 years coaching families and business leaders in communication, conflict resolution, and building high performing teams. And she only glances at the surface of these topics in our discussion this week. Along with her husband they own three businesses and are full time entrepreneurs.So balancing home and work is something she knows a lot about. 

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January 10, 2023 22 mins

Only about 16 percent of people are able to follow their resolutions. It takes a lot more than saying you want to change to actually do something about it. That’s why we don’t set resolutions but GOALS. This week we talk about what we learned about ourselves last year and how we set goals instead. #Inspiration #BusinessPodcast #motivation #fullfocusplanner

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  • Building your team’s culture and identity takes time. In season there we talked about some of the steps we’ve been taking at Almar Building & Remodeling in Hanover Ma to develop our team. This week we are joined by Nicole Patri our head of marketing to talk about her thoughts on our progress, approach, and how she sees team culture. 

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  • Blending a family, work, and separate business keeps Matt & Shanna Graifer busy. But the Graifers seem to be thriving and showing their kids just what it means to build the life you want. Life isn’t always easy but this couple works together to get everything done. We are excited to spend some time with a couple running separate businesses but supporting each other's dreams and how the skills they h...
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  • Which came first the business or the relationship. Well for Matt and Shea the business came first. This week we learned more about how they got together, built a business and how they work with their clients. As Shea tells us if you can apply a visual to it 3Thought Create can help you with it. 

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Are you consciously aware of how you want to be loved and shown appreciation for? Until recently Craig and Allison “knew” how to be kind but we didn’t really know. After reading The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman we really started talking about how we show and want to be shown love. This week we talk about our journey to discovery and share Gary’s Love Languages with you and ho...

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October 25, 2022 24 mins

There’s only a few weeks left to wrap up 2022 so this week we invited Christopher Ernest, CPS from Pozerski Hatch & Company, P.C. in Hingham Mass to chat with us about what we can do over the next few weeks to wrap up this year and start planning for next year. 

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