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Taking over a business

coolstig
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Hi All

Looking for recommendations of stories involving people suddenly having to take over a business at high level.

I have read several great stories like Interesting Times by Ernest Bywater and Parents away by Harry Bill.

Can anyone suggest anymore good reads?

Thanks

Coolstig

John Demille

@coolstig

Six months turnaround by Morgan

awnlee jawking

@coolstig

Only a minor theme within the story: Jay Cantrell's 'Learning Curves'.

AJ

Replies:   blast
tendertouch

@coolstig

gwresearch's 'K2'

coolstig

Thanks

Will give them a read.
Have already read learning curves. Great story.

Anymore suggestions?

Coolstig

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tendertouch

@coolstig

In Oyster50's Community stories business is a key subject and there is at least one place where they take over a failing business (at least that's how I'm remembering it.)

LonelyDad

In 'Finding Home' by Ernest Bywater, the protagonist winds up taking over his family's business empire when they are all killed in a traffic accident and its fallout.

https://storiesonline.net/s/66183/finding-home

Ernest Bywater

@coolstig

Looking for recommendations of stories involving people suddenly having to take over a business at high level.


Depends on what you call a high level and how big a business. In Flames of Life the main character has to change his life and work and he inherits a farm that's a going concern and becomes it's manager. In each of the stories while the business management and building is a key part they aren't the core part of the story.

https://storiesonline.net/s/11523/flames-of-life

There's a similar theme in a few other stories:

https://storiesonline.net/s/14135/life-is-change

https://storiesonline.net/s/46696/shiloh

MC is the driving force in the rebuilding of a farm in:

https://storiesonline.net/s/11053/a-farmers-life

The MC builds a business as part of the story.

https://storiesonline.net/s/16148/survivor-moving-on

samuelmichaels

In Dual Writer's "Florida Friends" series, business creation is more common than taking over, but I recall several instances of the protagonists acquiring existing business, followed usually by folding into a corporate family and expansion.

blast

@awnlee jawking

Jay Cantrell's Learning Curves is a great read and it WILl take quite a while to read it however it is well worth your time

coolstig

Hi

I have read all the Ernest Bywater stories at least twice and think they are all brilliant.

Some other great suggestions their so will give them a read.

Thanks All

Coolstig

Ernest Bywater

One of my favorite story about business is The Millionaire Next Door:

https://storiesonline.net/s/54088/the-millionaire-next-door

Jim S

Guardian Angel by DeYaKen might fit into your description although it is more akin to regaining control than actually taking over.

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