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by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) U.S. Wine industry CEOs are at the epicenter of persistent and rapid change, and many feel like Don Quixote fighting windmills. So many big questions are being debated right now, mainly – How to...read more
by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) As the U.S. wine industry matures, increasingly large numbers of winery owners are retiring and are seeking to sell their businesses to third parties or to their children. Either process is...read more
by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) Recently, I have noticed that an increasing number of winery owners and general managers are most concerned about ‘how to attract and retain more engaged employees’. They are struggling to improve...read more
Are you stuck in a family business transition? How to move more successfully through a complex situation.
by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) Family business transitions are even more complex today than they were for our parents three decades ago. Entrepreneurs, in particular, have a hard time transitioning out of an active business...read more
by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) I recently moved to Willamette Valley, Oregon, from Napa Valley and am experiencing first hand this exciting wine region. The people of Oregon are genuinely simpatico. They have incredible work...read more
Over the years, plenty of craft founders have discussed the idea — Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman come to mind — but it’s not something that grabs headlines. As the craft brewing industry continues to evolve, (publisher)...read more
This article outlines best practices for driving increased customer loyalty and advocacy though thoughtfully designed customer experience architectures. Research is showing a 10% rise in customer retention can yield a 30+% increase in value to the companyread more
NEWS RELEASE – Scion Advisors expands into Northwest to address private business owners’ growth and exit needs.
Scion Advisors has added Teresa Muehlenkamp, a senior strategic marketing advisor – to the firm’s practice. Muehlenkamp is a seasoned marketer with 20 years of experience working for high profile consumer brands, previously holding marketing leadership positions for MOD Pizza, Panera Bread and Tully’s Coffee.read more
by Hank Salvo, Managing Director, Scion Advisors. Let’s face it -- owning your own business is about having the freedom to make choices and to take risk at your own pace. Winery owners today are increasingly concerned about how to get to financial...read more
A successful business exit strategy is normally a two-five year process depending upon a number of factors. This article lays out important steps for preparing your business so it can be worth more to a buyer: building business, emotional and financial readiness.read more
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