On May 1, nine companies received awards at the eleventh annual Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award Banquet held in Middleton.
Smith & Gesteland is proud to have created and sponsor this award that brings recognition for the wonderful things family businesses do in our state. Over the years, we have honored 78 companies.
For more information on the winners and the award, visit www.familybusinessaward.com
View some AWESOME acceptance speeches from the May 1 banquet!
"80/20 has revolutionized the way we do business. It is nothing that you can learn from a book or figure out on your own. With the Profit Enhancement Services Group to guide us, we found the path to sustained profit the right way - by permanently cutting unnecessary costs out of our company and focusing on what matters the most."
For more information on 80/20, go to our webpage.
Check out these videos to get a feeling for what 80/20 is, and how it has helped our clients Simplify, Focus, Grow!
To view Part 1 - "Introduction to 80/20", CLICK HERE
To view Part 2 - "Joe's Closet", CLICK HERE
Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
375 S. Moorland Rd.
Stories of how business owners DOOMED their life's work, and what you can do to avoid their mistakes.
We will discuss Buy-Sell Agreements, Death, Divorce, Poor Planning, and No Planning, and the consequences on a family or closely-held business. We will also provide you the crucial questions to ask of yourself, and your advisors.
Your presenters have years of experiences, lots of stories, and lots of advice.
Welcome and Introduction by Sherry Herwig, Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin Madison Family Business Center
Julie Bogle, JD - Partner at Smith & Gesteland, LLP, a Wisconsin based CPA and consulting firm
Bud Smith, JD - Partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens Law firm, a Wisconsin based law firm
John Zimdars, CLU, ChFC, MsFS - Owner - The Zimdar Company, an insurance consultant and broker.
Join us for this informative session.