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Monster or Mastermind? 3 Business Takeaways from Wall Street's 'Wolf'
Growth Strategies

Monster or Mastermind? 3 Business Takeaways from Wall Street's 'Wolf'

While 'The Wolf of Wall Street' may seem like a cautionary tale of precisely what not to do in business, much can be learned from Jordan Belfort's story.
Geoff Weiss
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise
Franchises

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
Joel Libava
3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses
Franchises

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
Joel Libava
Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk
Marketing

Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Unreal Candy's natural treats are a fast-growing success.
Jennifer Wang
4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
Gwen Moran
Growth Strategies

Why You Should Start Preparing Your Ultimate Exit Strategy Now

You don't want your family to fight after you're gone, and you don't want the IRS to claim more than is necessary during the transition. Here are a few basics rules of thumb for creating a succession plan.
J.D. Roth
Is It Possible to Run a Business With Your Ex?
Growth Strategies

Is It Possible to Run a Business With Your Ex?

For some couples, working with their spouse every day can be a dream, but can the business last if the marriage doesn't?
Lisa Evans
Why I No Longer Want to Have it All
Productivity

Why I No Longer Want to Have it All

Before you add on that extra project just because you can, realize that you're also playing a risky game of Russian Roulette.
Sheena Lindahl
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A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?
Entrepreneurs

A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?

While the holidays are prime time for most U.S. businesses, back to school is this startup's sweet spot.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies
Legal Center

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
Mark J. Kohler
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Starting a Business

Why Your College Student Should Start a Business

There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going.
Mark J. Kohler
Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats
Franchises

Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

Sea Tow is a family-run company with nearly 200,000 members and 100 U.S. and international franchise locations, helping seafarers in lakes and oceans across the world.
How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16
Starting a Business

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success
Growth Strategies

Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success

In time for Father's Day, successful father and son business owners share how they balance their personal and professional relationships.
Lisa Evans