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Tavern Has the Recipe for Appeal and Profitability
The restaurant industry is among the riskiest, with sometimes perilous finances and a high failure rate.  But in Bristol, Rhode Island, bustling DeWolf Tavern has mastered the art of building a Read More...
Category: Commentary
9 Ideas to Strengthen Your Venture in 2019 9 Ideas to Strengthen Your Venture in 2019
The end of the year is traditionally a time for reflection and for setting goals to make the next year better. For people who run a startup or small business or who are thinking of launching one, Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: James Beal
From Entitlement to Contribution
When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. -- Robert Bly A client told me once that all a family member needed to come Read More...
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Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now
The number of successful women entrepreneurs is growing, but much more needs to be done to support them now and prepare future generations of women leaders. In this second part of a two-part Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy? Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy?
A 2016 University of Alabama Study concluded that women with a benign touch of psychopathy (callousness, ability to put aside emotions to do a tough job, not afraid to buck gender norms) are more Read More... Read More...
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Trust Me: I'm a Salesman
Entrepreneurs must believe in their products or services deeply enough to explain their worth to potential customers or clients. For most, this means learning to sell for the very first time -- an Read More...
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Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur
Midlife is traditionally a time for traveling or playing more golf -- but not for mid-lifers who decide to leave the security of a steady paycheck for the uncertain life of an entrepreneur.  Read More... Read More...
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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
Author: Michael Klein
How Family Firms Can Innovate With Less
Family firms often face limits on the financial and human capital available to them. But in Germany, a class of small- to medium-sized businesses known as the "Mittlestand" has learned to transcend Read More...
Category: Commentary
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
Joe Brito, the third-generation head of C.B. Utility Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island, started his career in the family business as a laborer.  He firmly believes that anybody entering their family Read More...
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