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The Next Generation Can Help the Family Firm Innovate

  Much has been written about how family businesses can have transition problems when the founder's children take over.  Best Buy founder Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson of the Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson

12 Strategies to Get Customers to Buy Your Product

Many entrepreneurs struggle to get their products into customers' hands. Yet, their survival and profitability hinge on convincing customers to buy their products. Compared to large companies, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jay Mulki

'I’ll See You in Court?' There’s a Better Way for Businesses 

When we think about legal help, we often picture a judge, a courtroom full of people, and enormous media involvement if the companies are well-known. Navigating court procedures is a time-intensive Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Chandima Weerakondabaduge

Students Use Lean Startup to Tackle Defense Challenges

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Pete Newell is a nationally recognized innovation expert whose work is transforming how the government and other large organizations compete and drive growth. He is the CEO of Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Peter Newell

How To Know When You Need a Lawyer (and How To Find the Right One)

A risk-reward dynamic any entrepreneur must learn to balance is deciding when your firm needs a lawyer. Had Personal Software filed a patent on its app Visicalc, for example, Visicalc would today Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Dustin Slade

New YouTube Series: One Minute of Wisdom for Busy Entrepreneurs

Not everyone has time to keep up with the best thinking on founding, funding, or growing a startup, especially if they have just launched a business or  if they have a day job . That is why EIX Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: John Buday

The ABCs of Creating an Innovative Company

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many entrepreneurs struggle to define innovation: whether it’s a product or a process; a radical or gradual change; and even a threat or an opportunity. However, in a world where AI Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Wunker

Twins Can Be a Family Business's Superpower

FamilyBusiness.org Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Eddleston talks with two sets of twins working in their families' consulting firms -- Jenny Dinnen and Katie Rucker of MacKenzie Corporation , and James Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Our Mission: Bringing You Research-Based Business Insights

This month, the EIX platform marks its 10 th anniversary. Along with our anniversary, we are also celebrating a milestone in viewership: We will achieve 12 million page views for the academic year Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jon Eckhardt

Announcing the Winning Teams for e-Fest 2024

Left to right: Laura Dunham, Dean of the Opus College of Business; Rob Vischer, President of the University of St. Thomas; Grand Champions Vienna Sparks and Skye Lam of the MabLab team from Harvard Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner