Reap What You Sow

Planting and sowing is the easy part of gardening. It's all the thinning, weeding, watering, mulching and harvesting that takes a lot of time and care. The same is true when running a family business.

When faced with a family employee who shows up late, leaves early, doesn't care about the equipment and disrespects non-family employees, the owner of the company can be both the problem and solution. Jolene provides four ways to take corrective action and improve the situation.

Drawing parallels between gardening and running a family business, Jolene Brown lays out the four C's for business owners in her Pink Tractor video blog "You Reap What You Sow."

 

1. Clarity

2. Choice

3. Consistency

4. Consequences

Apply these principles to your garden, or to your business, and you'll reap the rewards.

Jolene Brown is a farmer, professional speaker, author and champion for the family owned business. She's from West Branch, Iowa, USA, and travels worldwide sharing leading-edge best practices that have the power to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. Her passion combined with her fun-filled spirit and valuable information brings humor, hope and helpful ideas to the people of agriculture. Jolene's books, "Holy Crap! I Married a Farmer!" Joy-filled Lessons Connecting Our Sisters in Agricultureand Sometimes You Need More Than a 2x4! How-to-tips to successfully grow a family business are available online at www.JoleneBrown.com.  For more information and to check out her speaking availability, contact her at Jolene@JoleneBrown.com.

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