New YouTube Series: One Minute of Wisdom for Busy Entrepreneurs

Not everyone has time to keep up with the best thinking on founding, funding, or growing a startup, especially if they have just launched a business or  if they have a day job . That is why EIX Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: John Buday

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

Why Prominent Business Families Dive Into Politics

Across the world --  from Italy's Berlusconi, to the US’s Kennedy family, to Chile's Matte -- wealthy business families have not only been part of the economic elite but are also political Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Marcelo Ortiz M.

The ABCs of Creating an Innovative Company

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many entrepreneurs struggle to define innovation: whether it’s a product or a process; a radical or gradual change; and even a threat or an opportunity. However, in a world where AI Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Wunker

A Secret to Success: Family Business Centers

While family members running a business together often lean on one another for advice, they can often learn best from people running other family businesses.  Family business centers around the Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

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

Attitudes Towards Money Can Cloud Family Business Decisions

In our work with business families, we encounter a wide range of approaches for establishing financial targets and making financial business decisions. Interestingly, such practices often diverge Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan and Anneleen Michiels

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

Twins Can Be a Family Business's Superpower

FamilyBusiness.org Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Eddleston talks with two sets of twins working in their families' consulting firms -- Jenny Dinnen and Katie Rucker of MacKenzie Corporation , and James Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

How to Transform an Outdated Board

Creating a board of directors is not a one and done activity.  As a business grows and the business environment evolves, boards often need to be revitalized and transformed to adjust to the new Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Joseph Giglio and John Friar