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Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses
Only about a third of family businesses make it to a second generation beyond the founder.  Conventional wisdom says that these firms falter because the owners didn’t have a succession Read More...
A 2020 Re-Boot for Your Business
It's worth noting that "2020" is also a metaphor for clear vision -- something that all family businesses want but often find elusive when day-to-day challenges interfere. As 2019 ends and the new Read More...
Category: Commentary
Ideas Worth Toasting (and Trying) in 2020 Ideas Worth Toasting (and Trying) in 2020
It's worth noting that "2020" is also a metaphor for clear vision -- something that all people who run a business want but often find elusive when day-to-day challenges interfere. As 2019 ends and Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Jon Eckhardt
Adjuncts: An Overlooked Source of Prestige Adjuncts: An Overlooked Source of Prestige
EDITOR’S NOTE: Steve Blank, who has founded or co-founded eight startups, is best known as the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship and is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, which for Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Steve Blank
Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Family Firms: An Assessment Tool
When it comes to innovation, family firms often are trapped in an “ability–willingness paradox”: the superior ability to innovate is unrealized because of fear of innovation. Our research 1 Read More...
Hyannis Country Garden is a Family Business With Deep Roots
This feature and video are part of  America’s Entrepreneurs: Making it Work , a Rewire initiative made possible by the  Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation  and  EIX, the Read More...
Category: Features
Author: Alauna Yust
Why You Should Name Your Business After Yourself
What's in a name? For many family-run businesses, the business name and family name are the same, linking the reputations of the two, for better or worse. New family business owners often grapple Read More...
Choosing a Board of Directors for a Family Business
It's important that current or future members of a family business understand best practices for assembling a Board of Directors (BOD). That's why we explore this in depth as part of a basic family Read More...
Author: Whitney Peake
The Entrepreneur's Profit Model: A Diagnostic Tool The Entrepreneur's Profit Model: A Diagnostic Tool
Entrepreneurs usually understand that profit is important. But many are less consciously aware of the actual model by which they will (or will not) make money in their ventures. Many have a gut feel, Read More... Read More...
The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit
Entrepreneurs and business leaders are blessed and cursed with thinking about their businesses 24 hours a day. It becomes their life focus. What is it that consumes them? Bottom line? Employee Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Dave Feldman

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