Behold The Rise and Fall of a Family Company

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New book tells a true and heartfelt story of a small manufacturing company—how it endured through tough times

A disarming and triumphant biographical account is primed to boost up any family with a business and goal-oriented entrepreneurs’ drive to succeed in their ventures as author Valerie Swanson Grant releases her new book, Someday, Honey, This Will All Be Yours!

Providing readers with a concrete backdrop on how to bring anyone’s business into the pinnacle of success, author Grant shares Someday, Honey, This Will All Be Yours!, a true story of a small manufacturing company established in Massachusetts in the early 1950s by a genius of mechanical ability. After honing his engineering abilities, Kenneth P. Swanson was ultimately awarded no less than seventeen patents for his unique designs. Producing parts for the textile industry, his company, Progressive Engineering, Inc., later renamed Progressive Equipment, Inc., never employed more than twenty people yet serviced the majority of the textile mills in the United States and Canada. But his death in 1987 took the company into the limbo of the courts for a short period, until his daughter, the author, took over the management as CEO. She carried the company into the year 2002, improving on equipment and accessibility to the marketplace.

Someday, Honey, This Will All Be Yours! is the heartfelt story of the rise and fall of this wonderful, little American family company. And more than that, it relates a story of a woman who was torn between reason and passion, ever present in her eighteen years of decision-making, and manages the business with her son on board. Readers will find many corporate insights, relevant ideas, and inspiration through this captivating book, which is highly recommended to every family who has a business that they want to pass on to the next generation.

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Someday, Honey, This Will All Be Yours! * by Valerie Swanson Grant
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 149 pages; 978-1-4535-5646-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 149 pages; 978-1-4535-5647-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-5648-1

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