Blossom Flower Shops

Blossom Flower Shops

Posted by flowermanager on February 25, 2009 All Events

Blossom Flower Shops Owner & Manager SPEAK at HOFSTRA University

Owner, Kevin Kegan and manager, Kathie Murphy presented at Hofstra University on March 12, 2008. They spoke to a business class about their Family Business. The professor tries to make the classroom as close to the real world of business as possible, so he invited some real world business people to speak. The class is about critical issues involved in transition planning from one owner to another in family businesses. Kevin and Kathie found it extremely enlightening to meet and share some of Blossom Flower Shops experiences with such wonderful inquiring minds. The students wrote some responses that are posted below.

Hofstra Student RESPONSES: What I learned from Kevin Kegan and Kathie Murphy:

Ulisesa Carbajal wrote -“I think the management style used by Kevin is crucial because he delegates duties as a manager/owner. The most impressive thing about the speakers was their passion for the business. This to me was crucial because people who love what they do tend to prosper more.”

Maria S. wrote – ” From your experiences I learned that the most important part of a family business is your family. Having a contract between family members can help a lot. I also learned that change is good and it is a good idea to find new ways to better the business. You also made me realize the importance of customer service. Thank you for coming to speak to us about your passion for your business.”

Nick Castellara wrote – “Thank you for spending time to visit us. It was great to actually hear first hand how our education relates closely to the full time working life. Even though we have great teachers, having a person with experience speak about management was very beneficial.”

John wrote – “Firstly, I would like to thank you when you talked about your own experiences in your business it was very helpful and provided me with some different views. One day I will take over my fathers business and run my own family business and to hear the growing process from you was inspirational.”

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