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How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

An owner explains how he refocused on online sales, sold the local family heating services firm and runs a new ecommerce company.

How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other

Even though a reported 80 percent of all U.S. enterprises are family run, doesn't mean it is easy. Here are a few pointers on how to get along (and be successful).

100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom

Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century.

9 Essentials for Any Family Business to Thrive

Running a family business is no easy feat. Here are nine keys to making it work.

The Frequently Fatal Family Business Flaw: Denial

It turns out, businesses owned by families suffer from bad management practices that could cause a meltdown.

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?

How the Business of Halloween Grew Up

Halloween is a booming business in the U.S. that's captured the imaginations of both children and adults. But that hasn't always been the case. We spoke with the president and CEO of Rubie's Costume Co., and asked him how the holiday became so supersized.

The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites

From humble roots, Rubie's Costume Co., has grown into a global enterprise while staying family-owned -- thanks to ghosts, goblins and Lady Gaga.

A Virtual Business Built on a Piggyback Ride

How three brothers created a business by solving a common kid request.

The Innovators: SmugMug's Don and Chris MacAskill

The founders on an upstart photo-sharing service talk about starting their business.

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