How to Pivot to Profit

feedback involves having a mentor or someone else the founder trusts ask probing questions about a problem — "What about this?" "What about that?" — until the founder concludes that a change is Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Mark Stein

Should You Tweet Like Elon? When It Pays to be Provocative

Entrepreneurs often use social media platforms like Twitter or Instagram as a low-cost way to connect with their ventures' stakeholders. Superstar entrepreneurs often use it to wield their clout, Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Benedikt Seigner , Hana Milanov , Erik Lundmark and Dean Shepherd

ADHD Can Affect Entrepreneurs’ Earnings and Business Success

The mental health crisis has affected public safety, schools, politics and business and provoked a worldwide discussion on how we can better help individuals who are suffering from mental illness. Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Vassiliki Bamiatzi and Nick Williams

How Family Firms Help Non-Family Employees Feel Like Family

Family businesses often behave in unique ways: They forego business opportunities to retain the family’s control over the business, stick to family traditions that are outdated, and prefer family Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Peter Jaskiewicz , Josh Hsueh , Elizabeth Tetzlaff and Giovanna Campopiano

Creating a Succession Plan for Your Business

From left to right, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Brian Cox in HBO's "Succession."   |   Credit: Photograph by Graeme Hunter/HBO Editor’s note: This article Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Richard Eisenberg

The Biggest Mistakes Family Businesses Make With Their Boards

Family business researcher, lecturer, and advisor Claudia Binz Astrachan has studied first-hand how effective boards of directors steer family business management towards strategies that make the Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Celebrating International Women's Day 2023

Around the globe, more and more women are taking their careers in their own hands by launching a business. Women represent one of the fastest growing segments of the entrepreneurship population Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Catherine Buday

How Family Businesses Survive Unexpected ‘Wild Cards’

One of the key concerns for family businesses is continuity. Unlike non-family firms, many family businesses display a longevity that may span over centuries. In order to survive such long periods, Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Wojciech Czakon , Monika Hajdas and Joanna Radomska

Advice for Family Business Successors: Be Humble and Curious

  David Bentall found out the hard way that his leadership of his family's construction and real estate firm wasn't working: his own uncle removed him from the company. Losing his job was a Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Over the years, Noah Alper, 75, has started and run five businesses and a nonprofit school. Four of his ventures — including Noah's Bagels and the natural food and housewares chain Bread & Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Richard Eisenberg