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The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company
Startup Advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company

Don't get emotionally attached to employees. Automate customer service. Don't take on any debt. Huh?
Clate Mask
How to Keep Your Business Together When Your Marriage Is Coming Apart
Divorce

How to Keep Your Business Together When Your Marriage Is Coming Apart

Divorce is one of the toughest times in life to make rational decisions, like maintaining the family business because it is in everyone's best interest.
Andrea Murad
4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About
Ready To Launch

4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About

How this couple successfully founded an ecommerce startup without knowing the first thing about high-end retail.
Nina Zipkin
'Undercover Boss' Inspires a North Carolina Family to Open a PostNet
Franchise Players

'Undercover Boss' Inspires a North Carolina Family to Open a PostNet

The Nelsons now proudly offer their community personalized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions.
Erin Schultz
'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business
Starting a Business

'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Jessica Alba just wanted a better, nontoxic product to bathe her baby. Today, her company is worth more than $1.7 billion.
Nellie Akalp
All in the Family: How This Father-Son Team Built a $3.5 Billion Cybersecurity Business
Ready To Launch

All in the Family: How This Father-Son Team Built a $3.5 Billion Cybersecurity Business

For many, mixing family and work is a fraught exercise. For David and Orion Hindawi, it's just smart business.
Laura Entis
4 Essentials for Being in Business Happily Ever After With Your Spouse
Family Businesses

4 Essentials for Being in Business Happily Ever After With Your Spouse

Your better half can be your best possible business partner.
Evrim Oralkan
The 4 Forces That Drive Family Business Success
Family Businesses

The 4 Forces That Drive Family Business Success

The businesses that survived three, four or five generations were powered by these distinct forces.
Andrew Keyt
4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs
Loans

4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs

Treat your family borrower the way a bank does a small business. Ask for a business plan.
Andrea Murad
3 Reasons Why a Latino Family's Tiny Cheese Business Became a Giant
Family Businesses

3 Reasons Why a Latino Family's Tiny Cheese Business Became a Giant

Not all family businesses grow into the success story that today is food manufacturer Cacique.
César Melgoza
Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire
Family Businesses

Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire

The hit show is just the frosted tip of what Carlo's Bakery has grown to be.
Daphne Mallory
Life Lessons Entrepreneurial Parents Can Teach Children
Parenting

Life Lessons Entrepreneurial Parents Can Teach Children

Being an entrepreneur gives parents powerful opportunities for teaching.
Lisa Evans
'I Launched a Startup With My Mom. I'm Glad I Did.'
Family Businesses

'I Launched a Startup With My Mom. I'm Glad I Did.'

Mixing family and business is a competitive advantage, says this son of his co-founder/mom.
Vicente Fernandez
3 Tricks for Running a Business With Your Spouse Without Divorcing or Going Broke
Working with a Spouse

3 Tricks for Running a Business With Your Spouse Without Divorcing or Going Broke

It's not wrong to look forward to work because you get out of the house, but it is a sign you shouldn't start a business together.
Mary Camacho