On Friday, January 5, FBLI members gathered at Shully’s Watermark in Thiensville to celebrate the conclusion of 2017. After enjoying an amazing meal by the Shully family, guests were treated to a video recap of 2017 events compiled by 3-MOD. Then, guests enjoyed hearing insights from Craig Culver, the founder of Culver’s Franchise, who was… Read more »
On December 5, FBLI family members gathered at the home of Dr. David Borst and Beth Borst to share a little holiday cheer and reminisce about 2017. A fun time was had by all. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Borsts for opening their house for this special event.
FBLI members, Kulbir Singh and Jess Tuli founded ITA, a choice school located on Milwaukee’s northwest side ten years ago. Their hard work, grit, passion, sweat, tears and joy have grown the school to more than 250 students. With a heavy emphasis on reading skills, their mantra is: Success is the only option. The stories are heart-breaking and… Read more »
From a strategic perspective, family-owned enterprises are most susceptible to accelerated decline and failure precisely because of their own reliance on the individual entrepreneur or next-generation CEO. The hero, who founded and led the young business to accelerated growth, displays a natural disdain for organizational architecture, and for establishing systems, professional managerial practices, and governance… Read more »
On November 13, FBLI service provider members got together to hear a breakfast presentation by Dan Matola, CFA, President and Chief Investment Officer of Jacobus Wealth Management. Dan provided an overview of the current economy and what it means for family owned service provider businesses. Some key take away points: -The US economy is picking… Read more »
On November 9, FBLI members gathered together for a candid round table discussion with John Schaller, who owned the House of Harley for 21 years before selling it in August of 2015. The focus of the conversation, which was led by Rob and Doug from Bridgewood Advisors, was about when you realize it’s time to… Read more »
“What got you here won’t get you there” is the name of a book written by Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach to successful Fortune 500 CEO’s. It’s also a statement that applies to the company’s organizational structure as the family business moves from generation to generation. The reason is simple: the organizational complexity increases as the number… Read more »
But there’s nothing typical about ITA – Institute of Technology & Academics, an urban choice school founded by Jess Tuli and Kulbir Singh ten years ago. They now serve more than 250 students at the K4 – 8th grade level – and they are clearly transforming the lives of children at and below poverty level. Family Business… Read more »
The experts at Villani Landshapers joined Dr. Dave on the ALL BUSINESS show on Newsradio WTMJ 620 on September 23rd to help the listening audience with tips for Fall preparation. Villani Landshapers serves commercial and residential markets across southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more here.
Learn more about Glenroy in the special BizTimes publication about cool stuff made in Wisconsin. See the two-page spread here: Glenroy special feature in BizTimes supplement