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Daughters prepare to lead family firms
Daughters are increasingly assuming leadership roles at family firms. In this video, familybusiness.org Editor Kimberly Eddleston talks with two Northeastern University students who will join their Read More...
Women Can Help Their Family Businesses Navigate Crisis
Women can be indispensable in times of trouble, but the glass ceiling and the glass cliff still hold them back, even at family firms. Seven things to think about. Crisis is part of every Read More...
Everyday Gratitude in Times of Uncertainty
It’s worth reiterating: although Election Day has come and gone, political upheaval and uncertainty are far from over. And rather than drawing to a close, all evidence points to the Coronavirus 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...
Winemakers Provide Lessons on Resilience
Like old vineyards that still produce great wines, older family businesses thrive across many generations developing resilient responses in the face of competition, market shifts and family Read More...
A Roundup of Business Startup Programs for People 50+
Entrepreneur Dennis Bozzi  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 Read More...
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Family Members Can be Valuable Mentors
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and author Simran Mohinani has great role models among her family members, who run Platinum Estates, a thriving enterprise in Europe. Mohinani has three of her own 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...
Designing and Experiencing the Family Business Advisory
This exercise gives students hands-on experience as family business advisors. Students are presented with a case of a family business and are required to take the role of various types of advisors; Read More...
The Potential Downside of Having Non-Family Board Members
By Alfredo DeMassis, Lorraine Uhlaner, Ann Jorrissen and Yan Du It's been generally accepted that family firms benefit from the perspectives of outsiders on the board of directors. Outsiders can Read More...

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