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News and Articles About Family Businesses
This Family Business Begun in a Basement Has Gone Big Time
Lifeway Kefir was begun a generation ago on a shoestring budget and is now a $150-million operation.
The Benefits of Launching a Family Business in Your Golden Years
Whether because of economic necessity or to satisfy a postponed desire, for some the best time to start a business is when they otherwise might retire.
3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing
Sadly, family businesses are not immune to the disputes that afflict every business. Putting agreements in writing can save the family, as well as the business.
What Small Businesses Provide That Larger Companies Cannot
A tragic turn of events at one firm reveals that something is eventually lost at a larger scale.
The Importance of Developing a Family Business Mission Statement
Knowing the greater purpose of why your family has it's own business is a powerful way to motivate and build your brand.
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5 Reasons to Make Starting a Family Business Your New Year's Resolution
Families that have overcome the challenges of building a business together share a special bond.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Why Two Brothers Left Their Careers to Build a Business Together
Good careers alone were no match for the allure of working together.
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.
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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.
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.
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