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Is There Such a Thing as 'Work Life' and 'Personal Life'?
GoldieBlox

Is There Such a Thing as 'Work Life' and 'Personal Life'?

When Debbie Sterling founded GoldieBlox, her first employees were her husband, her sister and best friend.
Catherine Clifford
50 Signs You Are Married to an Entrepreneur
Family

50 Signs You Are Married to an Entrepreneur

Sometimes there's money, sometimes not so much, but there is always a plan and a lot to do.
Kristy Rampton
Teaching Responsibility to Our Kids, Even When They Work for Us
Leadership

Teaching Responsibility to Our Kids, Even When They Work for Us

The Korean Air Lines fiasco shows that family businesses have their own challenges and offers lessons in personal responsibility.
Ray Hennessey
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Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years
Shark Tank

Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years

Inspired by his son's 'elf envy,' the Mensch on a Bench creator Neal Hoffman is taking the toy landscape by storm – and is hoping to do the same with the 'sharks.'
Nina Zipkin
Why Two Brothers Left Their Careers to Build a Business Together
Family Businesses

Why Two Brothers Left Their Careers to Build a Business Together

Good careers alone were no match for the allure of working together.
Daphne Mallory
These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop
Innovation

These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop

No animals were harmed in the making of Aubry and Kale Walch's smash-hit butcher biz.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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How Longchamp Turned the Basic Nylon Tote Into a Full-Blown Luxury Icon
Fashion

How Longchamp Turned the Basic Nylon Tote Into a Full-Blown Luxury Icon

When the French luxury house introduced its Le Pliage bag 20 years ago, it was met with very little fanfare. Three years later and with virtually no marketing, it became a hit. Today, the company sells 10 a minute.
Geoff Weiss
How This Mom Got the Kids to Buckle Up While She Launched Their Family Business
Family Businesses

How This Mom Got the Kids to Buckle Up While She Launched Their Family Business

The frustration of fastening the seat belts of three youngsters in the back seat inspired an invention. Now the kids are part of the business.
Daphne Mallory
A Family Business Dedicated to Empowering Short Men Towers Over Competitors
Family Businesses

A Family Business Dedicated to Empowering Short Men Towers Over Competitors

A Beverly Hills tailor shop has carved a lucrative niche making every customer feel like a man of stature.
Daphne Mallory
A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire
Family Businesses

A Family Legacy: Tennessee Brothers Seek to Revive Fallen Whiskey Empire

The Nelson brothers were staggered to discover on a country drive one day that their great-great-great grandfather owned and operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in pre-Prohibition America.
Geoff Weiss
Improving Where They Live Seems to Come Naturally to Family Businesses
Family Businesses

Improving Where They Live Seems to Come Naturally to Family Businesses

Entrepreneurs who build companies with their own families are the bedrock of communities around the country.
Daphne Mallory
Secrets of a Third-Generation Family Business Where Families Come to Work
Family Businesses

Secrets of a Third-Generation Family Business Where Families Come to Work

There is no greater compliment to an employer than an employees encouraging their own families to join the team.
Daphne Mallory
Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees
Franchise Players

Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees

The Savoie family serves their community through entrepreneurship, whether they are running restaurants or operating Executive Care franchises.
Kate Taylor
The Supreme Sales Advantage of a Family Business Is the Family Story
Family Businesses

The Supreme Sales Advantage of a Family Business Is the Family Story

Customers are not simply making cold calculations when they decide from whom they will buy. When they know the family, they trust the business.
Daphne Mallory