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Strategic leadership consists not only of the vision element, but also encompasses other wide-ranging factors. These 17 points from successful CEOs, offer winery leaders a powerful place to start exploring strategic leadership, deepen their practice - to continue...read more
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 manage through ...: 'incessant consolidation in distribution’;...read more
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 fraught with challenges. For those who have successfully achieved these...read more
The wine business is not so easy anymore! I think you would agree that we are at a complex industry stage and that it is a lot harder for winery owners who want to build profitable businesses, to eventually SELL AND RETIRE. I think you would agree that we are at a...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