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Serial Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Noah Alper of Noah's Bagels
  Noah Alper is best known for the business that bears his name: the West Coast chain Noah's Bagels. But he has started and exited several other businesses, including Bread & Circus, an East Read More...
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What the Bob Ross Fight Can Teach Business Owners
Editor’s note: This article is co-written by a member of the board of editors at EIX.org from The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which is a funder of a Next Avenue. The new, buzzy Netflix Read More...
She Always Gives Her All to the Family Firm -- but He Follows the Leader
It’s been proven that dedicated employees who go above and beyond what the job specifies help their companies be more efficient and keep customers happy. Other research has shown that leaders can Read More...
Generous Entrepreneurs Giving Back With Donor-Advised Funds
Many entrepreneurs and business owners who've made it want to share their success with others. Donor-advised funds provide a simple way to give back to the world. With these funds, which are often Read More...
The Making of Successful Female Family-Enterprise Leaders
Based on interviews with 46 female family firm successors from 13 countries around the globe, we distill patterns of how the female successors were raised, how their career paths looked like, what Read More...
Divorce Can Hollow out a Family Business — But it Doesn’t Have to
With Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce making headlines across the globe, many are wondering how the split will affect their joint business dealings — especially the Gates Foundation, which they Read More...
Unique Challenges to Family Business Resilience
Part two of a two-part series. As new cases of COVID-19 emerge around the world (as of late July, 2021), the disease continues to remind us that the only certainty is uncertainty -- a theme I Read More...
The Best Family Business Boards Embrace Candor and 'Necessary Endings'
Second of a two-part series From our studies evaluating the effectiveness of boards at family firms, we’ve seen first-hand how strong boards can help family businesses be more successful. In Read More...
The 'New Normal' Will Challenge Family Business Resilience
Part one of two Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing signs of a return to something resembling normality. Vaccination programs are now underway at a substantial pace, and Read More...
How Women Family Business Leaders Are Thriving in Morocco
For generations, grandmothers, mothers, daughters and aunts have played informal, behind-the-scenes but important roles in family businesses worldwide. They have provided critical emotional support Read More...

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