8 Things to Consider When Planning Your Business Budget

  As we showed in part 1 of this discussion , trying to use budgets as both a planning tool and an expectations setting tool can be destructive, because the self-interests of different factions Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Joseph Astrachan

Parental Divorce Affects Future Entrepreneurial Success

A child’s upbringing within his or her family often sows the seeds of entrepreneurial success later in life. Yet, families today are increasingly fragile, and many entrepreneurs have experienced Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Mateja Andric , Josh Hsueh , Thomas Zellweger and Isabella Hatak

'I’ll See You in Court?' There’s a Better Way for Businesses 

When we think about legal help, we often picture a judge, a courtroom full of people, and enormous media involvement if the companies are well-known. Navigating court procedures is a time-intensive Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Chandima Weerakondabaduge

Students Use Lean Startup to Tackle Defense Challenges

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Pete Newell is a nationally recognized innovation expert whose work is transforming how the government and other large organizations compete and drive growth. He is the CEO of Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Peter Newell

How To Know When You Need a Lawyer (and How To Find the Right One)

A risk-reward dynamic any entrepreneur must learn to balance is deciding when your firm needs a lawyer. Had Personal Software filed a patent on its app Visicalc, for example, Visicalc would today Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Dustin Slade

Jumping Off the Corporate Ladder to Fulfill a Dream

As a young girl growing up in Valley Stream, New York, Lori Thomson dreamed of someday opening her own business. "I always wanted to build something for myself," she says. "Although at the time I Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Nancy Collamer

Small Businesses and the Social Fabric of Urban Neighborhoods

In the bustling landscapes of our cities, small businesses play an important economic role. But their impact extends beyond economic activities. In many cities, small businesses are vibrant pillars Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Chris Danner , Abdifatah Ali , Daniel Forbes and Garrett Steede

Authenticity Lessons From the Craft Beer Industry

From ancient Mesopotamia through the onset of the Industrial Revolution, craft-based industries have been a path to prosperity. Today, craft-based ventures attract a growing number of consumers who Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Stanislav Dobrev and Cameron Verhaal

Giving a Lift to Those in Need

Like millions of Americans, Steve Powell was a caregiver for his aging parents. "My mother and father both had a chronic falling problem," the former tech worker said in a phone interview. "It got to Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Erin Jay

Dick Schulze Reflects on EIX and FamilyBusiness.org's Decade of Impact

Richard M. Schulze, Founder and retired CEO of Best Buy, sat down on April 19 with EIX Founding Editor Jim Wetherbe (at left) to discuss the 10 th anniversary of the first EIX home page. EIX was Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday