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Whitney Peake

Staying Strong During a Crisis

In this podcast, Jonathan Flack, CPA, the U.S. family business services leader at PwC, talks about how family businesses are weathering the pandemic's economic crisis, and the unique strengths that are helping them survive. He also shares advice for family business leaders about communicating with staff and stakeholders.

Journal of Accountancy, April 30, 2020

Women: Regain Your Professional Footing
Covid-19 has upended the traditional balance of work and family, which was never easy to begin with. In this article, Elizabeth Bagnall and Susan Laverick of Beaufort Group Consulting show how to reclaim personal boundaries and move forward. Read More...
Family Members Can be Valuable Mentors
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and author Simran Mohinani has great role models among her family members. She talks about balancing the family and mentor relationships and offers advice for future family business leaders and women. Read More...

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A Crisis Playbook for Family Businesses

As the numbers of coronavirus cases rise in many places, this HBR article from late April is as important now as it was back then.

The Resilient Family Enterprise

This first article in a new series by Deloitte looks at how COVID-19 brings new focus to family business issues like succession planning and values.

Podcast Focuses on Crisis Management

Check out my discussion with Professor Torsten Pieper of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte about his research into how family businesses are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Hero Myth in Family Businesses

This fascinating article in Tharawat magazine explores the role of storytelling, especially about family business founders and their resilience in the face of adversity.

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Paychex Founder Tom Golisano's Advice for Innovators

by: Jon Eckhardt and Catherine Buday / Interviews

The founder of the $4 billion payroll processing company talks with us about challenging conventional wisdom, complimenting competitors, the pitfalls of sharing equity and what he looks for as an investor. Read more...

Vascugenix Assists Cardiovascular Surgeons in the Operating Room

by: John Buday / Student Feature

Our third-place winner from 2019 has launched a product that is helping cardiovascular surgeons in critical procedures. Read more...

Past e-Fest Winners Continue Innovating

by: Jon Eckhardt / Student Feature

Participating in e-Fest gave undergraduate innovators not only capital to nurture their businesses, but also connections, confidence and valuable experience. Read more...

Starting a Business After 50 in the Pandemic

by: Kerry Hannon / Features

In an era of shuttered retail operations and staggering layoffs, is this really the best time to start a business? The answer will surprise you. Read more...

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