Laurie Barkman interviews Chris Cynkar, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. Chris shared his first success as a next generation business owner when he acquired a mature printing company from its founder. In taking over the business, Chris fulfilled the owner’s intent of a succession plan even though he wasn’t family. This episode provides insights for people considering a different path, transitioning from employee to business owner.
The Succession Stories Podcast is a show hosted by Laurie Barkman, Founder of SmallDotBig, discussing thought leadership and best practices for next generation entrepreneurs and multi-generational businesses. The show features interviews with family business leaders and industry experts to provide listeners with insights to grow their businesses, develop transition strategies, and lead for the future.