Education & Training with Performance Development Strategies

Many entrepreneurships are family businesses and family businesses contribute to the economy of every area and Westchester County NY is no exception.

The Business Council of Westchester has held a number of leadership panels with family businesses.  Last year the panel included Fathers and their daughters who joined them in the business.

Today we has panel discussions with Mother's (woman owned businesses) and their sons who joined them in the business.

The picture below is  founder of Rand Realty, Marsha Rand along with her son, Joseph Rand, Chief Executive Officer.


If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me.


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Family businesses present interesting it a couple or generations that have built the company...we love it !

Jun 05, 2019 02:02 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Grant.

That is how this Republic was started, sad to say big corporations are killing off those small businesses, for the most part.  There are still survivors that will flourish

Jun 05, 2019 02:09 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Grant Schneider there is a nice quality to family businesses.... my mother/daughter situation works well for us... we respect each other's space and will jump in when we see the possibility of trouble ahead!! other than that, we each do our own thing....

Jun 05, 2019 03:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... there is no doubt something very unique and special to running a family business. I know first-hand, as I worked for the MARS Corporation, which is one of the world's largest family businesses and totally to the other scale of this concept. I worked for the A&P Tea Company, which was majority held by a German family business. My cousins in Germany are second generation family business.

Jun 05, 2019 04:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. Met Marsha years ago. Small world. She is truly a dynamo! Enjoy your day.

Jun 05, 2019 06:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Endre - you know I do my best to tell them about Active Rain.

Sally and David - oh yes, there are interesting family business dynamics.

James - we must do our best to see that growth of small business is encourged by taking away obstacles.

Barbara - we need to come to Franklin to interview you and others.

Nina - and not to mention the business that your mother had when she came to this country.

Wayne - how about that.  It is a small world.

Jun 05, 2019 08:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Ron's father and his 5 uncles started their own business when they came to California from Cleveland.  They had a great pact among themselves, they all took the same salary regardless of position/title in the firm.   They settled all their disputes prior to going home every day.  When I married Ron, they were in the process of selling the company to a large conglomerate.  Their business model and their stellar marketing coup was written up in biz books.  A

Jun 05, 2019 10:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Alexandra - that is really impressive.  That is where Ron gets it!

Jun 05, 2019 12:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - This is a nice way to get different points of view.  I will bet it was an interesting discussion.

Jun 05, 2019 02:18 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant family businesses have always played a big role in communities, and in my opinion they always will.

Jun 05, 2019 02:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant- I love the idea of this. I've known many family businesses that thrive and some that haven't. I think it would be a wonderful legacy to be a part of a family-owned business. 

Jun 05, 2019 06:14 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sheri - it really showed the interesting dynamics of family business.

George - yes, they are the backbone.

Kathy - yes, it is a lagacy and there are many well know large family businesses too.

Jun 06, 2019 03:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, we see lots of families working together in real estate businesses around here.  Sounds like a great event.

Jun 06, 2019 04:53 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By Real - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Grant, the family business is something I have always admired. I make it a point to do business with them in this area whenever possible. Kudos to Rand Realty, I'm sure they had a lot of insight to share. 

Jun 06, 2019 05:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for telling us about this event.

Jun 06, 2019 06:44 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joan - yes,  family in real estate is big.

Amanda - I work with many family businesses.  Yes they do have please of information to share.

Roy - thanks, have a great day.

Jun 06, 2019 07:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Grant.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Jun 07, 2019 07:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant, Once again a interesting topic and always like your inside on your blogs.


Jun 07, 2019 09:44 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

How wonderful. We know a family of Realtors in the Bend, Oregon area. It started with grandma and now there are 4 generations working. I think it's fabulous. 

Jun 07, 2019 12:45 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - A great weekend to you Roy.

Will - thanks, I appreciate that.

Debb and Bernie - this is a great accomplish to go down several generations.

Jun 08, 2019 06:02 AM