Tips for Your Online Store Business Plan

Why is a Business Plan Necessary? For some, a business plan is synonymous with chore. In reality, it is used to analyze the risks and plan each stage of your project so that you, your entourage and your future investors...

Thomas Autobody

Discussion between a grandfather and granddaughter about a family autobody business.


If one man's trash is another one's treasure, Donna grew up in a very rich family. Donna Mehalak describes growing up in the heyday of boardinghouses and bungalows of West Saugerties. She discusses her family's trucking and trash hauling business,...

Lori Chan Luna and Lanny Chan

Lori Chan Luna (68) and her brother Lanny Chan (70) talk about their Chinese-American upbringing, how their mother was a "Renaissance Woman," and reminisce about their family home in Visalia which was lovingly dubbed "The House of Chan" and was...

Steven Heyen, Alan Heyen, and Cindi Heyen

Steven Heyen (27) speaks with his father Alan Heyen (57) and mother Cindi Heyen (57) about their first meeting, marriage, starting a family business, battling cancer, and their emphasis on family.

Carol Loyer, William Loyer, and Anne Brande

Anne and her parents Bill and Carol talk about 4 generations of Wyoming Western photographers. The line is traced through the women in the family. They talk about how the family first emigrated from Germany to do photo work in...

Tiger Michiels and Mary Michiels

Tiger Michiels (69) talks with his sister Mary Michiels (61) about their atypical upbringing in Hollywood, enjoying many family adventures, living amongst movie stars, all ahead of Tiger's 70th birthday tomorrow.

Arturo Huerta and Arturo Huerta

Father and son duo, Arturo Huerta, Sr. (56) and Arturo Huerta, Jr. (28), discuss Arturo Sr.'s transition to the United States from Mexico and the businesses he established here.

Dean Zaidan and Kate Zaidon

Dean Zaidan (61) talks with his daughter, Kate Zaidan (36), about the drive and risks he took to open his store, Dean's Mediterranean Imports, which Kate now runs. Dean tells Kate about his path that led him from Lebanon to...

“The whole Richmond community came together to save it!” -Roger, Theresa and Natalie share stories of their family and Richmond

In this interview, Natalie (Ripperger), Roger and Theresa Richert talk with Alison about starting in business early, how they managed to revitalize the Depot District with the help of the community, stories of local accomplishments, and why their family business...

Dorothy Godinez and Isabella Cordova

Dorothy Godinez (79) talks to her granddaughter Isabella Cordova (19), about how the family business started, the community it has created and remembers her late husband.

Alan Hassenfeld and G. Miller

Alan G. Hassenfeld [no age given] talks with his biographer, G. Wayne Miller (65), about Hasbro, its history as a family business, and his work today.

William Lenzi and Sonya Lenzi

Dr. William Lenzi (72) shares some stories from his childhood with his daughter Sonya Lenzi (43).

Paul Serrano, Sara Clark Serrano, and Paul Serrano

Paul Serrano, Jr. (31) interviews his parents Paul Serrano, Sr. [no age given] and Sara Clark Serrano [no age given] about their upbringings, their business at the Grand Central Market, and their aspirations.