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You love your family – but that doesn’t mean you always love working with them.

 

The ties of blood and marriage can provide a strong foundation for a business, but they can also bring their own stresses. Among the potential problems are power struggles, financial disagreements, boundary issues and plain old getting on each other’s nerves.

For Big Survey 2016, we asked jewelers which family members are hardest to work with.

“Spouse” was the clear winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) with 31 percent of the vote.

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And although in-law relationships have a reputation for being rocky, that answer wasn’t particularly high on the list, garnering only 7 percent of the votes. In fact, based on our survey results, it would appear that the closer the relationship, the higher the likelihood of strife when you try to work together.

 

 

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Which Family Members Are Hardest To Work With?

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You love your family – but that doesn’t mean you always love working with them.

 

The ties of blood and marriage can provide a strong foundation for a business, but they can also bring their own stresses. Among the potential problems are power struggles, financial disagreements, boundary issues and plain old getting on each other’s nerves.

For Big Survey 2016, we asked jewelers which family members are hardest to work with.

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“Spouse” was the clear winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) with 31 percent of the vote.

And although in-law relationships have a reputation for being rocky, that answer wasn’t particularly high on the list, garnering only 7 percent of the votes. In fact, based on our survey results, it would appear that the closer the relationship, the higher the likelihood of strife when you try to work together.

 

 

Continue Reading
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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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