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The Paradox of Choice: Wealth's Impact on Family Potential
The book The Paradox of Choice , written by Barry Schwartz and first published in 2004, posits that people, in general, suffer a loss of happiness because we have too much choice in everything we Read More...
Digital Transformation: Can Your Business Keep Up?
Digital transformation is adapting an established business so it can continue to grow in the digital era. What does that really take? It turns out -- much to the surprise of many -- the most Read More...
Assessments Can Help Develop Family Business Leaders
Assessments, tests, and evaluations are being used more routinely in businesses, and new tools are coming on the market designed specifically for family firms. In our consulting work with families Read More...
Seven Things to Consider Before Selling the Family Firm
  The University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis)  Family Business Center  in February 2023 put together a panel discussion for family firms, focusing on lessons learned from families who Read More...
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Growing a Venture With Private Equity: A Buy-and-Build Approach
EDITOR’S NOTE: In this interview with EIX, a seasoned entrepreneur and executive sheds light on a particular pathway to growing a venture – one in which acquisitions and private equity play a Read More...
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Should Employee Ownership Be Your Next Strategic Move?
EEA Consulting Engineers is an employee-owned firm in Austin, Texas. Like all engineering companies— and many other businesses—its success depends entirely on its people. So you’d expect the Read More...
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...
Overcoming Dysfunction in the Next Generation
Anyone involved in a family business is no stranger to the dynamics of the family that come into play in the business. But the children of family business owners (especially founders) have specific Read More...
Use Digital Marketing to Build Demand for Your Product
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you've got a product or service and are looking to increase the number of people you sell it to. Finding and reaching the people who have the problem that your Read More...
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More Legal Pitfalls that Startups Should Avoid
This is Part 2 of Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Founding a Startup, where we continue our discussion of common legal, regulatory, and fundraising mistakes that derail even the most promising startups. Read More...
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