A ‘Jack of All Trades’ in the Family Business

Insights Success
3 min readApr 2, 2020


A true champion in business is one who firmly believes in giving back to the society, especially to the people who are in need. It is a way of showing gratitude for what society has done for you and your business. Not just limited to giving back, but to potentially uplift the various strata of society is a sign of exemplary goodwill that a leader must possess.

With a strong sense of survival and positive attitude, one can lead its own way through the difficulties faced in a long tenure of not just any business, but life as well.

Living by these principles and getting through the tough times while setting an example, Margaret Hirsch is an inspiration to many. Through sheer determination and positive attitude, she has led Hirsch’s Homestores for forty-one years now. Being the Chief Operations Executive at the company,

Margaret has been integrally involved with all aspects of the business. She regards herself as the ‘jack of all trades,’ as she has done everything from selling, invoicing, and demonstrating, to being a delivery person on the trucks, installing, and performing live demos in customers’ homes.

Insights Success brings the incredible story of a woman who has been inspiring others to uplift themselves by living their dreams. Given below are the insightful details, answered by Margaret herself:

What is your definition of success?

Success is to be healthy, wealthy and wise, as you can’t help other people unless you are in peak physical condition, financially independent and you have learned as much as you can on any given subject. To me, success is about remaining financially free and being able to help other women to get there and to achieve their goals. The road to the top is long and windy and if you can have others join you along the way, it goes faster. It is far more pleasant and gives you greater satisfaction. Behind every successful woman is a whole tribe of other women who have her back — for some, I am the successful woman in the lead and for others, I am the one who has their back!

How do you strive to achieve it every day?

Every day without fail I exercise, invest and learn. I am financially independent, and I help women, on a daily basis to achieve their goals by teaching them to help themselves achieve their goals. I work with babies, children, teenagers, young women striving to get ahead, self-made millionaires and in old age homes. Women are women, never mind age, color or creed. They all have their issues but mostly all they need is a bit of empathy, a shoulder to cry on and someone to give them good solid advice — that someone must not want to do it for any personal gain but just to be of service and help to them.




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