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How New Solo Entrepreneurs Can Think Through Their Finances
How New Solo Entrepreneurs Can Think Through Their Finances
Today people can no longer count on a steady paycheck in a predictable amount from an employer. We're seeing ever-growing numbers of “unintended entrepreneurs” -- once-employed people forced to Read More...
Author: Roy Carriker
Choosing a Board of Directors for a Family Business
Choosing a Board of Directors for a Family Business
It's important that current or future members of a family business understand best practices for assembling a Board of Directors (BOD). That's why we explore this in depth as part of a basic family Read More...
Author: Whitney Peake
Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends
Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends
It’s been said (ruefully) that Ginger Rogers had to perform the same dance moves as Fred Astaire, only backwards and in high heels. Unfortunately, this also holds true for women seeking Read More...
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes
For students from family businesses to fully benefit from participating in a family business class, it is essential that they open up and share their experiences, both good and bad. The more the Read More...
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
Perhaps no other family is more synonymous with both capitalism and philanthropy than the Rockefellers. The family ’s fortunes in oil have made it possible for them to invest in initiatives that Read More...
Category: Interviews
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
With ties that bind emotionally and legally, family businesses are different from non-family firms:  sensitive, easily disrupted and conflict-prone. But in this interview with EIX Editor Kim Read More...
Category: Interviews
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
The Corleones of "Godfather" fame are an extreme example of a “family business.” But like many family businesses, they have a family member who is a serious hindrance to their business, is less Read More...
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'
Many of us may remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from childhood. In these tales, the story develops to a point and presents a scenario choice to the reader. Depending on the Read More...
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict
Conflict is inevitable in family-run businesses.  Learning how to manage it and channel it productively is an important skill for entrepreneurship students who may someday manage their own Read More...
Changing the Face of the Construction Industry
Changing the Face of the Construction Industry
The construction industry remains stubbornly a male-dominated field, but Emily Bittenbender of Bittenbender Construction is giving it a new face and a new approach to managing.  At age 29 she Read More...
Category: Interviews

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