Passing the Baton: The Right Order of Things
One of the best decisions I ever made for our company was hiring Paul’s wife—Jennifer—as head CSR and also as production administrator. Since 1994, she has shown consistent leadership in the implementation and application of our systems in all aspects of her work, aiming always at the highest possible quality and service. She supports her husband fully in this transition now.
So, later this year, I will happily pass the baton to the “Beyer Boys” (Jennifer, too), to carry on with growing our printing business that was started on a hope and prayer (literally!), nearly 25 years ago.
I believe we owe it to our children, the next generation, to help equip them to do the same for their children. To my mind, it’s the answer to much of what has been lacking in our country and our world in recent years.
Thinking about what Larry Burkett said years ago, I don’t believe in hoarding or in leaving children some kind of blank check—piles of unearned money to just squander on their lives. However, I do believe that leaving the legacy of a good name and the fruit or seeds of a productive life is a right inheritance for our children—the RIGHT order of things! A great system!
Did I mention? Great systems work!
Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business" and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.