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Why Women CEOs Offer Family Businesses an Entrepreneurial Advantage

A CEO who supports entrepreneurship is important to both family and nonfamily business success. However, the need to remain entrepreneurial is especially important for family businesses because their Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Franz Kellermanns

Cashless Businesses Make Change

Companies that went cashless in the past few years, whether to increase the speed of transactions or reduce the theft of cash, are experiencing some whiplash. Take salad chain Sweetgreen, which Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Hanna Horvath

Mid-Career Plot Twist: Opening a Bookstore

  Across the whole of America they come: the lawyers and financiers, marketers and architects, librarians (of course) and writers and teachers. In a second — or even third — career, they are Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Ellen Ryan

For VCs, Communities May Matter More Than Connections

Whether in the science parks of Shenzhen in China or the coffee shops of Silicon Valley in the United States, vibrant communities of investors, entrepreneurs, and experts drive progress by fostering Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Xiaoteng Wu , Arzi Adbi and Pasha Mahmood

Why Family Firms May Need More Legal Advice Than They Think

Family business owners often depend on legal advice to control ownership changes and uphold a functional balance between owners. This legal advice on ownership issues spans both family law and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Kajsa Haag , Hanna Almlöf , Marina Madsen and Mette Neville

Unexpected Career Pivots Can Lead to Job Satisfaction

Rick Bulan was watching television in 1994 when he saw something he wanted: A 1,000-pound, 12.5-foot-long piece of deteriorating handrail removed from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge a year earlier. "I Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Patricia Corrigan

Research-Based Advice for Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

The mission of EIX is to provide the soundest advice to help entrepreneurs, investors, and their companies improve their success rates. One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Catherine Buday

How to Defuse and Recover From Family Business Conflict

  The emotional conflicts that beset family businesses can be difficult to weather. Heidi Vermeer-Quist, a clinical psychologist, family business consultant, and third-generation shareholder of Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Helping Next-Gens Envision Their Family Firm’s Future Success

A comprehensive and convincing vision is crucial in helping family businesses be successful over generations. However, many lectures and course exercises that prepare future leaders merely ask Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Nadine Kammerlander and Friedrich Kammerlander

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

Courtney Burton has spent most of her career in the retail industry. She was a merchant for several major companies, including Target, CVS, Albertson's and Lane Bryant. For the last 11 years of her Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Chris Farrell