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Kimberly Eddleston

Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University

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Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects
How many professors can say that students talk about what they learned in their class during a job interview? Or that their students routinely save small businesses from the brink of bankruptcy? Read More...
Restaurant Icon Frank DePasquale Shares Recipe for Success
His key ingredients: Learn from others. Listen to customers. Hug your employees. Read More...
Category: Interviews
B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map
Here's what happened when Boston-area restaurant owner “Lakis” Vlahoulis let students into the kitchen. Read More...
Category: Interviews
'Femgineer' Aims to Empower Technology Specialists
Poornima Vijayashanker discusses how she turned her blog into a thriving business, and why entrepreneurs must be coachable. Read More...
Category: Interviews
Retooling Products to Reach New Markets: The Lindt Candy Dilemma
This exercise helps entrepreneurship students understand the importance of retooling products to reach new markets. Read More...
Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business
From the "director's chair," students illustrate the challenges of the family firm, and what makes a good one. Read More...
Talk With Real Customers Before the Launch
How entrepreneurs can test the waters before they roll out a new venture. Read More...
Category: Commentary
How Best Buy Engages Employees in Putting Customers First
In an era when customers are always ready to bolt, here's how Best Buy keeps them coming back. Read More...
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
As the Corleones and many other family firms have learned, bad-apple relatives can wreak havoc. How to deal with your "Fredo." Read More...
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
They're sensitive, easily disrupted and conflict-prone. Author Doug Baumoel discusses why they must innovate nonetheless. Read More...
Category: Interviews
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes
For students to share their own good and bad family experiences in a family business class, confidentiality is essential. Read More...
Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends
A new study shows that women entrepreneurs have a harder time getting financing not only from banks, but also from friends and family. Read More...
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
A fifth-generation Rockefeller shares insights about how entrepreneurs and businesses can align investment and values. Read More...
Category: Interviews
How Can the Family Business Cope When a Key Non-family Exec Leaves?
"But he was like family!" What one firm learned from an unexpected and devastating departure. Read More...
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
Joe Brito shares the management tips that made his four-generation Rhode Island-based construction firm so successful. Read More...
Category: Commentary
What it Takes to Build a Four-Generation Business
From a single bulldozer in the 1950s, this top Rhode Island construction firm has thrived by adhering to its founder's core values. Read More...
Trust Me: I'm a Salesman
A former police offer had to learn to sell when he became an entrepreneur. Read More...
Category: Commentary
Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur
A former policeman talks about the challenge of launching his own company selling professional-quality artisanal knives. Read More...
Category: Commentary

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