|Note: Family businesses can be a great way to get a start in the work force. Here’s one I thought you would like to hear about directly from the owner:
Crossfield Doodles West is a family run dog-breeding business. There are some wonderful benefits to running a business with the family as well as some challenges! With (Dad, Mom and 5 kiddos), we all learn together, work together, struggle together, and get worn out together. The children see and experience the many hours of work and effort it takes to make a business run well and ethically.
So as the owner/parent, I must come alongside and consistently train and teach. This can produce a wonderful work ethic, character, skill sets, financial and business sense that will set them up to succeed in their own ventures as they leave the home. They each have different responsibilities that must be done for things to run smoothly. This is probably the biggest challenge as well as the biggest benefit. If they slack in their jobs, it must get picked up by someone.
A paycheck is not the only tangible reward the kids experience. There is great delight in seeing a family light up with such joy and excitement when handing them a beautiful, healthy puppy. That exchange represents countless hours of care, love, cleaning and training. Our family has provided a wonderful puppy that will give years of companionship, love and smiles to its new family. Now, that’s worth it!
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