How to Work Happily with your Mom and Grow her Business | Elizabeth Blount McCormick | Episode 049

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Theme: A Daughter Successfully Manages Business Change

Summary: Elizabeth Blount McCormick describes how she took over her mother’s business and introduced the changes and culture that have helped the business continue to thrive.

Featured Guest: Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President and Owner of Uniglobe Travel Designers

Website: www.uniglobetraveldesigners.com

Key Quotes:

  • “My sister and I had a call with my mom, who was thinking of selling the business. We told her ‘Don’t sell…we’d like to work in the company. Give us a chance.’”
  • “A lot of people my mom hired had watched me grow up. It was challenging. I had so much to learn and to prove. But I was also bringing in a lot of the best practice I had learned. My sister and I had to change the culture, and our mom allowed us to change things.”
  • “We’ve had some millenials come here—and I tell them the world is their oyster, but they have to work hard. I try to lead by example. I’m trying to bring on the right people-you’ve got to surround yourself with people who are smarter-people who are eager and ready to go.”

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