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Entrepreneurship in the Era of Disinformation

EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Blank has had a celebrated career as a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Lean Startup movement, which for the first time gave startups a methodology for success. He received Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Blank

Meeting the Needs of Midlife Entrepreneurs

Changing demographics, economic upheavals, and other factors have led to a big increase in people who choose to start their own businesses late in life. The  Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

Our Best Advice on Using AI to Grow Your Business

Just two years ago, generative AI was not on anyone's radar. But today, it promises to be one of the most disruptive forces in the business world in the future. We have seen it in our own Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and David Townsend

Family Business Succession: Your Questions Answered

If you watch television or read the business pages, you already know that little or no succession planning at family businesses can lead to devastating consequences: back-stabbing, lawsuits, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes

A Charismatic Family Business Founder Can Be a Tough Act to Follow

For all kinds of companies including family businesses, a charismatic founder or leader can bring profound benefits, especially if he or she is well-liked. It can boost sales and make it easier to Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Announcing the Top 25 Finalists for e-Fest 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, March 22, 2024 -- Get ready for the return of e-Fest® to Minneapolis, MN, hosted by the University of St. Thomas from April 18-20! This year marks the 8th edition of our annual business Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Research-Based Advice for Family Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

FamilyBusiness.org aims to provide family business owners and leaders advice that helps them be more successful. One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous studies that analyze Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes

Women on Family Business Boards Shun Layoffs

Modern organizations face increasing pressure to make sure women are well represented in their workforce, especially at the top. Business leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers around the world are Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Jessenia Davila , Luis Gomez-Mejia , Fernando Muñoz-Bullon and Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno

Succession, Money, and Relationships Were Top-10 Topics in 2023

FamilyBusiness.org aspires to be the #1 peer-reviewed resource for thought leadership in family business for owners and leaders, students, and professors. To achieve this goal, we are building a Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and Kimberly Eddleston

Remote Work, Financing and AI Were Top-10 Topics in 2023

Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange (EIX) aspires to be the #1 peer-reviewed resource for thought leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation for students, practitioners, and professors. To Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jon Eckhardt