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Family CEO Burnout: How to Prevent, Recognize and Deal With It
Between COVID, supply chain issues, armed invasions, unstable markets, and the great resignation with millions of workers leaving the workforce (Parker & Menasce Horowitz, 2022) – or, more Read More...
'Big Family:' Relatives Outside the Family Business Can Help It Thrive
Words like “non-active” or “passive” are misnomers for family business members that work elsewhere. On the contrary, these “satellite” family members are quite active and beneficial to Read More...
Category: Research Insight
The New Family Business Powerhouses: Wives and Moms
Today women hold leadership positions in government, head up Fortune 500 companies, and oversee countless philanthropic programs. Yet in many successful family businesses, the roles of women remain Read More...
Family Business Experts: How to Survive the Holidays
While the holidays are supposed to bring magic and joy to people’s lives, they are also an immense source of anxiety and stress. Family can be the root cause of this stress -- and families who run Read More...
'Let’s Not Go There...' Taboos in Family Business
Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion.  Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business Read More...
Breaking the Glass Ceiling in a Family Business
Despite decades of striving and some progress, women still face a glass ceiling in many tradition-bound family businesses.  In this interview with familybusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston, Read More...
How Family Dynamics Shape Family Businesses
In this interview, Joseph Astrachan – one of the world’s most well-versed experts on dealing with issues pertaining to business families – shares his thoughts on family dynamics and explains Read More...
How to Bridge Generations in a Family Business
(This article is part of America’s Entrepreneurs , a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX, the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange .) Read More...
Category: Features
Thriving or Trapped in the Family Business?
For some individuals, working in a family business can be an incredible gift.  For others, it's a prison without any chance of parole.  For those who are feeling trapped in the family Read More...
Category: Commentary
Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends
It’s been said (ruefully) that Ginger Rogers had to perform the same dance moves as Fred Astaire, only backwards and in high heels. Unfortunately, this also holds true for women seeking Read More...

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