Family Businesses

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From Washing Cars to Running a Multi-Million Dollar Empire
Success Stories

From Washing Cars to Running a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

The first female to own a Ford dealership taught her children the secrets to sustaining success.
Rob Elder
Meet These 4 Entrepreneur-Sibling Dream Teams
Family Businesses

Meet These 4 Entrepreneur-Sibling Dream Teams

Siblings combine individual skill sets and lifelong partnerships to yield business success.
Adam Toren
Burnout in the Family Business and How Throttling Back Improved Everything
Make More Happen

Burnout in the Family Business and How Throttling Back Improved Everything

If overwork is driving your life off the rails, why are you so certain it's helping your business?
William Bauer
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
Fourth-Generation Mondavis Are Happily Making Wine Together
Wines

Fourth-Generation Mondavis Are Happily Making Wine Together

The internal family feud is long gone, and the fourth generation is collaborating under their new label, Fourth Leaf Wines.
Passing the Family Company to the Next Generation Is a Complicated Business
Marketing Bootcamp

Passing the Family Company to the Next Generation Is a Complicated Business

Having a clear, organized succession plan often goes a long way towards smoothing the rocky transitional period.
William Bauer
7 Tips For a Thriving, Sustainable Family Business That Lasts
Family Businesses

7 Tips For a Thriving, Sustainable Family Business That Lasts

Follow these pointers for keeping your business and your family together.
Michelle Goodman
Basket Manufacturer Longaberger's Is Leaving Its Basket-Shaped Headquarters Behind
Family Businesses

Basket Manufacturer Longaberger's Is Leaving Its Basket-Shaped Headquarters Behind

Now's the chance to get ahold of the ultimate collectable.
Lindsay Friedman
How 8 Mompreneurs Succeeded at Small Business Without Sacrificing Family
Mompreneurs

How 8 Mompreneurs Succeeded at Small Business Without Sacrificing Family

Each of these women tackled the usual rigors of starting a business -- and did it all with a kid on her hip.
Adam Toren
How This Second-Generation Franchisee Is Doing Things Her Way
Franchise Players

How This Second-Generation Franchisee Is Doing Things Her Way

Alex Chambers began her UPS career working in her father's store, but now she's in charge.
Carly Okyle
The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company
Startup Advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company

Don't get emotionally attached to employees. Automate customer service. Don't take on any debt. Huh?
Clate Mask
How to Keep Your Business Together When Your Marriage Is Coming Apart
Divorce

How to Keep Your Business Together When Your Marriage Is Coming Apart

Divorce is one of the toughest times in life to make rational decisions, like maintaining the family business because it is in everyone's best interest.
Andrea Murad
4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About
Ready To Launch

4 Tips for Breaking Into an Industry You Know Nothing About

How this couple successfully founded an ecommerce startup without knowing the first thing about high-end retail.
Nina Zipkin
'Undercover Boss' Inspires a North Carolina Family to Open a PostNet
Franchise Players

'Undercover Boss' Inspires a North Carolina Family to Open a PostNet

The Nelsons now proudly offer their community personalized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions.
Erin Schultz