Celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship Week

October 17, 2022 - Issue #73

The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms No longer passive wives and mothers, women are complementary and assertive partners to their spouses and respected leaders within their families.
Using Family History for Competitive Advantage Using Family History for Competitive Advantage The family history of the acclaimed Manchester-based restaurant Sweet Mandarin, recounted in the owner's book, builds strong ties with customers and other stakeholders.
Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators Against the Odds, Women Can Still be Powerful Innovators When women have an opportunity to work with other women, they are able to overcome cultural gender biases and be innovative together, even in repressive cultures.
Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter Women Can Help Family Firms Innovate – but Socioemotional Factors Matter Even as more women step into leadership roles at family firms, long-held attitudes and practices may prevent the business from realizing all the benefits they can bring.
She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader Women go the extra mile regardless of how they are treated by leadership. Men only exert extra effort in exchange for altruistic leadership.
Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses Women in finance and other businesses that sell advice can struggle in male-dominated cultures -- but they can flourish in their own businesses. These tips from financial advisors can help.
Female Advisors Can Help Family Businesses Female Advisors Can Help Family Businesses Women advisors can contribute unique perspectives that often emphasize synergies between the family and business.
Daughters are Taking Over Family Businesses Daughters are Taking Over Family Businesses As boomer business owners age, they increasingly are passing on their enterprises to their daughters.
How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco Successful women in a patriarchal country like Morocco have turned some social barriers into competitive advantages -- and they are leading with both head and heart.
Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses More women are taking over their family business from a man, but they're still seen as the wife, daughter, sister or niece rather than the boss.
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The Next Generation Can Help the Family Firm Innovate
by Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson / Commentary

Best Buy Founder Richard Shulze and Ritch Sorenson of the University of St. Thomas explore the opportunities that come with a changing of the guard. Read more...

Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Books, websites, videos and blogs can capture a family business's saga, with all its challenges and triumphs, and shape a powerful legacy. Read more...

Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others
by Kimberly Eddleston / Interviews

Blessings in a Backpack can inspire any family-run business or organization that hopes to continue the founder's spirit and mission in the next generation. Read more...

Self-Interest Can Skew Budgets at Family Businesses
by Joseph Astrachan / Practice Insight

Realistic budgets are powerful planning tools. But the motivations of owners, sales people, the production staff, and others can get in the way. Read more...

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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

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