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Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable
It's been almost 14 months since the first Covid case was reported and, in that year, a great deal has happened. Very few business owners, particularly in North America, took the potential for a Read More...
Category: Commentary
Five Things Family Businesses are Reckoning With Now
  Family businesses everywhere are responding to Covid-19 in profound ways, balancing the need to preserve cherished family traditions and social capital against the mandate to control costs at Read More...
A Road Map for Resurgence in 2021
The end of the year is typically a time to for EIX and familybusiness.org to showcase their best-read articles from the past year in several broad themes: evaluating opportunities, financing, Read More...
Three Strengths that Can Help Family Firms Survive Covid
Family businesses are unique, with many advantages that stand them in good stead during times of crisis. While there are unique strengths for family-owned firms working in a world changed by Read More...
How 1,100 Family Firms Grappled with Covid-19
For family firms, the Covid 19 experience has been compared to being battlefield doctors: they are surrounded by trauma and uncertainty, and forced to make decisions without any precedent to guide Read More...
Women Can Help Their Family Businesses Navigate Crisis
Women can be indispensable in times of trouble, but the glass ceiling and the glass cliff still hold them back, even at family firms. Seven things to think about. Crisis is part of every Read More...
What Airbnb Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Layoffs
In May of 2020, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky sent a letter to all Airbnb employees around the world announcing the layoff of nearly 1,900 of the 7,500 employees (referred to as "teammates), Read More...
Research Reveals How Business Families Have Coped With COVID-19
For this research, we surveyed over 1,000 family businesses around the world, with the objective to identify the most effective measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. What sets our research Read More...
How These Entrepreneurs are Pivoting in the Pandemic
Mike Kravinsky, an independent filmmaker (This article is part of America’s Entrepreneurs , a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX, the Read More...
Category: Features
Women: Regain Your Professional Footing
While both men and women may be struggling to balance work and family commitments during the unique challenges posed by the Covid-19 environment, the bulk of childcare and eldercare has tended to Read More...

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