Family Businesses

News and Articles About Family Businesses

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Actress Jessica Biel
Celebrities

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Actress Jessica Biel

The star has partnered with her younger brother for sustainable fashion brand BARE.
Bryan Elliott
5 Strategies for Growing Your Family Business Happily
Family Businesses

5 Strategies for Growing Your Family Business Happily

What you do to runn a good business with an ordinary partner goes double when you see the staff at every holiday gathering as well as at the office.
Cris Burnam
Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values
Chick-fil-A

Chick-Fil-A Founder to Be Remembered for Vision, Values

S. Truett Cathy, the founder and chairman emeritus of Chick-fil-A, passed away at the age of 93 on Monday.
Kate Taylor
5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships
Family Businesses

5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

Family may come first, but follow these five tried-and-tested tips to ensure your relationship can survive and thrive as a business partnership.
Matthew Toren
How to Manage Your Own Kids as Summer Employees
Managing Employees

How to Manage Your Own Kids as Summer Employees

Hiring your own children can have a ton of advantages, provided you do it right.
Lisa Evans
Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee

When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.
Kate Taylor
Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following
Family Businesses

Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.
Peter S. Cohan
How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot
Family Businesses

How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

Use a leadership change as a catalyst for a shift in the business model to keep up with trends.
Sabrina Parsons
Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?
Faith

Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?

Done right, melding business, faith and family is the most incredible pursuit you will ever undertake.
Sandi Krakowski
How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age
Family Businesses

How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

An owner explains how he refocused on online sales, sold the local family heating services firm and runs a new ecommerce company.
Will Housh

Understand This Before Joining the Family Business

Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
David Koji
How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other
Family Businesses

How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other

Even though a reported 80 percent of all U.S. enterprises are family run, doesn't mean it is easy. Here are a few pointers on how to get along (and be successful).
Sam Prochazka
7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups
Family Businesses

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.
Christopher Hann
Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

After working in electronics retail stores for years, Scott Meyers decided it was time to start his own family business.
Kate Taylor