Family Businesses

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10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.

Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family Business

The serial entrepreneur talks about his relationship with his father and becoming an entrepreneur.

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.

6 Tips for Closing the Generation Gap

Small business experts, Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.

How I Raised a Family of Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur and father to a brood of business owners talks about bringing up kids to be entrepreneurs.

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.

How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Consider these secrets from a fourth generation company for managing a family business.

Why You Might Want to Consider Putting Your Children on Payroll

Accountant Mark Kohler explains how putting your kids to work for your business can result in a sizable, and legal, tax write-off.

Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.

How They Became Small-Business Champions

Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.

Four Home-Based Businesses in Demand

Consider these popular small-business ideas in 2011.

Running a Successful Family Business From Home

Find out how these 5 families run their companies without starting World War III.

8 Mother-Daughter Businesses

Despite the occasional bumps, these mother-daughter teams cherish the time they get to spend together running successful businesses.
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