Running a Family Business & Navigating Difficult Times (A Piece of our story)
Updated: Jun 27
"Behind the success of every small business, there is a family" -Unknown
Being involved in a family business can be extremely difficult & challenging, but on the flip side, it can be very rewarding.
Each individual person in a family business has a very important & vital role that's unique to their skills and talents, as well as their interests. It can be a challenge figuring out those specifics in the beginning.
You may have to do some things that don't quite pique your interest at first. You may question your abilities or desire levels and if you even want to continue to be involved.
What you must keep in mind is the WHY behind it all.
(That's another conversation in itself)
We've had our fair share of difficulties learning how to navigate a business together as a family for the first time. And even though we're more than 2 years in, we still struggle some.
But we remember the reason we started and the bigger picture of SnipperZ Lawn Care & we keep pushing and trying to better our best every day.
What's the bigger picture you may ask?
That's creating a blueprint for our son Jacob to have so he can take the business and run with it and evolve it into something much bigger and better than we have been able to create so far.
Some people may think that Jacob is getting "handed" the business or being served to on a silver platter and that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Without Jacob's full passion, participation, & consistent willingness to show up and do the hard work, day after day, SnipperZ wouldn't be where it is today.
Starting a brand-new business in a brand-new location (5000 miles away from the only home state we've ever known mind you) where we knew no one and no one knew us was not an easy feat. We have been very fortunate that we were accepted into the community with open arms and definitely don't take that for granted. We believe that you get what you give, and Hawaii is a special place with special people, unlike any we've ever experienced or been a part of.
And we don't plan on going anywhere any time soon.
This is just the beginning. We have big dreams, goals and a vision for creating more than just another lawn & landscaping company, but rather something that every person involved- clients & team members alike will feel special being a part of.
The below quote from Mother Teresa says it all.
Continuing to learn the best ways to customize the business to work efficiently in Hawaii together as a family is an everyday task. The guys know the field work and how to organize things such as routes, routine equipment maintenance, delegation, team building & more,
while Jenna has experience running the back end of a business with ensuring all things are set up properly to legally operate, online presence, client communications etc. We all try to stay in our own lanes and continue to improve our zones of genius.
Remembering to communicate our thoughts, ideas & concerns
Open communication truly is key. It's the glue that holds everything together. It's not always perfect, and we have to continuously work on it, but if you don't take anything else away from this post, I hope that it'll sink in that you can never over communicate & that nothing is perfect all of the time!
Love this quote from Les Brown
We look forward to sharing more of our journey and hope to help someone even if just one person along the way.
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