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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 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... Read More...
B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map 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... Read More...
Category: Interviews
'Femgineer' Aims to Empower Technology Specialists '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... Read More...
Category: Interviews
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...
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
Let's Get Professional: Family Firms Need HRM Practices
Family business members and students can learn how professional human resources practices can minimize issues. Read More...
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 Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur
A former policeman talks about the challenge of launching his own company selling professional-quality artisanal knives. Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy? Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy?
A 2016 University of Alabama Study concluded that women with a benign touch of psychopathy (callousness, ability to put aside emotions to do a tough job, not afraid to buck gender norms) are more Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now
Women Entrepreneurs are growing in number, but much more needs to be done to support them and prepare future generations. Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Tavern Has the Recipe for Appeal and Profitability
Fickle customers, tricky finances -- how a popular Rhode Island tavern meets the industry's key challenges. Read More...
Category: Commentary

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