Working in a family run business- Non family member Perspective

When working in a family business run business can be very fun. Here are the pros and Cons from an outside Perspective:


Variety of jobs to do
In a family-run business, I have a wide range of things I can do in a day. This may be, unrestricted by past qualifications or experience. As the business grows, there is a : writing blog posts, organising new collections for upload on facebook, uploading new collections to the website or even communicating with customers (Hello). I see this as a pro because it enables you to gain more skills for the future and helps with personal development.

The family vibes often expand to include non related employees because of the nature of working with others most days of the week.  This includes being involved in jokes, helping with tasks as able, take over small things (price tags) as needed.


The environment in a family run business is often more relaxed sue to everyone knowing each other well and knowing what needs to be done in order to keep the business running smoothly. On the other hand things may get chaotic at times behind the scenes, but this is all part of the fun of working in this environment.


Inter Family Politics
In many family-run I have noticed that internal power plays between family members may impact what can get done in a day. This may be because of not having all of the needed information.

This is what I (Lauren have learned whilst working in a family run business.)

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