News and Articles About Friends and Family

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
Ask the Expert

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
Meet the CEO Who Took His Teen Son to a $55 Million Funding Meeting
Family

Meet the CEO Who Took His Teen Son to a $55 Million Funding Meeting

The CEO of a marketing and sales software company used a business trip as an opportunity to bond with his 18 year old.
Matthew Toren
There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money
Higher Purpose

There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money

There is no contradiction between realizing financial security is crucial to happiness and that money really isn't everything.
Peter Voogd
Your Career Is a Supplement to Your Life, Not the Defining Factor
Work-Life Balance

Your Career Is a Supplement to Your Life, Not the Defining Factor

You're a hard-driving entrepreneur. But what should you do now if your work life has turned into your whole life?
Bobbie Laporte
How You Can Avoid Becoming a Workaholic
Work-Life Balance

How You Can Avoid Becoming a Workaholic

Working too much can negatively affect your life and your business. Here are four tips for finding the right balance.
6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Kickstarter

6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

A roundup of useful tips and best practices for creating a campaign that meets or exceeds its funding goal.
Laura Entis
Richard Branson: 'I've Met Some of My Closest Friends Through My Work'
Richard Branson

Richard Branson: 'I've Met Some of My Closest Friends Through My Work'

We spend a lot of time at work, so why not turn professional relationships into real friendships?
Richard Branson
The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital
Startup Financing

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.
Jamie Pennington
4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur -- At Work and at Home
Entrepreneurs

4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur -- At Work and at Home

Putting your heart and soul into a startup is what entrepreneurs do. But being awesome doesn't stop when you come home. Here are some suggestions for finding the right balance.
Scott Weiss
How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family
Starting a Business

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
Lewis Howes
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The People in Your Life Are Your Personal Brand Team
Growth Strategies

The People in Your Life Are Your Personal Brand Team

Your family, friends and colleagues in many ways become your brand. It's important to create a team of people that reflect how you want to live your brand.
Jim Joseph
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital
Starting a Business

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
Brian Hamilton
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business
Finance

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Michelle Goodman
The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family
Finance

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.