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Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work
Friends and Family

Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work

Conventional wisdom says it's a big risk, both to the business and the relationship. But there are exceptions to every rule.
Darrah Brustein
5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday
Work-Life Balance

5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday

People who work seven days a week need to learn about the law of diminishing returns.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Don't Let Those Closest to You Degrade Your Potential
Personal Improvement

Don't Let Those Closest to You Degrade Your Potential

It really does matter who we spend our time and engage in conversation with.
Matt Mayberry
6 Essentials for Achieving the Total-Life Package of Happiness and Success
Happiness

6 Essentials for Achieving the Total-Life Package of Happiness and Success

True success encompasses joy, personal development and enterprise that serves others.
Sherrie Campbell
How to Fire a Family Member in a Family-Run Business
Family Businesses

How to Fire a Family Member in a Family-Run Business

To fire a family member may be one of the most difficult challenges a family business will face. Here is how to ensure the process is as painless as possible.
Andrew Keyt
F, as in Forget, Those That Doubt You
Motivation

F, as in Forget, Those That Doubt You

You need to surround yourself with people that will inspire, motivate and push you to achieve greatness -- not doubters with motivation-sucking opinions.
Jonathan Long
4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member
Family

4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member

When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
Adam Callinan
What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family

Read this before you approach friends and family to finance your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas
Entrepreneurs

Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas

You know the cliches: Life is short, time is precious and there are only so many hours in a day.
Adam Callinan
How to Handle Your Family Bankrolling Your Business
Funding

How to Handle Your Family Bankrolling Your Business

Friends and family of new entrepreneurs are the greatest single source of outside funding but just because it's common, doesn't mean you shouldn't use caution.
Cindy Yang
The Important Lesson for Entrepreneurs From a Quarterback's Fight for His Life
Relationships

The Important Lesson for Entrepreneurs From a Quarterback's Fight for His Life

Jim Kelly battled two bouts of cancer, but with his teammates by his side, he was able to stand tall.
Matt Mayberry
8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools
Finance

8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools

If the people closest to you won't support you, why should investors?
Martin Zwilling
5 Kinds of People Who Will Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur
Relationships

5 Kinds of People Who Will Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur

You'll be making your own decisions and carving your own path, but you'll have to your network to help get you there.
Jayson DeMers
Do You Know Who Your Best Friends Are in Business?
Relationships

Do You Know Who Your Best Friends Are in Business?

They just might surprise you.
Stephen Key