CISA Rocks

CISA Rocks

They say that a conventionally grown apple from down the street is, overall, a better choice than an organic apple shipped in from a distant state or country. So buy local food, is the message of CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture). CISA supports...
Ask Ira – Need to Lead, Who will Teach

Ask Ira – Need to Lead, Who will Teach

Dear Ira, Right now I’m a university student and I will be graduating in a year. My dad runs his own businesses in Mexico and they have been very successful. The problem is, he is not capable of teaching me how to run them. He is the type of person that has very...
Ask Ira – Selling the Family Business

Ask Ira – Selling the Family Business

Dear Ira,  I have been researching for any issues relating to my father selling his family business to my brother well below FMV to be able to pass the company on for future generations. The business was not properly appraised due to the nature of the business being...
Ask Ira – Machine Shop Succession Woes

Ask Ira – Machine Shop Succession Woes

Dear Ira I’m glad to have the chance to write you, to see if you have an opinion that could break the stalemate between my parents, my siblings and myself, in our 3rd generation precision machine shop. The predicament is this: none of the 5 of us made a conscious...

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