Family Businesses

Ecommerce

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.
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.
Starting a Business

'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Jessica Alba just wanted a better, nontoxic product to bathe her baby. Today, her company is worth more than $1.7 billion.
Family Businesses

All in the Family: How This Father-Son Team Built a $3.5 Billion Cybersecurity Business

For many, mixing family and work is a fraught exercise. For David and Orion Hindawi, it's just smart business.
Take It From The Pros

The 4 Forces That Drive Family Business Success

The businesses that survived three, four or five generations were powered by these distinct forces.
Loans

4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs

Treat your family borrower the way a bank does a small business. Ask for a business plan.
Family Businesses

3 Reasons Why a Latino Family's Tiny Cheese Business Became a Giant

Not all family businesses grow into the success story that today is food manufacturer Cacique.
Family Businesses

Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire

The hit show is just the frosted tip of what Carlo's Bakery has grown to be.
Parenting

Life Lessons Entrepreneurial Parents Can Teach Children

Being an entrepreneur gives parents powerful opportunities for teaching.
Family Businesses

'I Launched a Startup With My Mom. I'm Glad I Did.'

Mixing family and business is a competitive advantage, says this son of his co-founder/mom.
Working with a Spouse

3 Tricks for Running a Business With Your Spouse Without Divorcing or Going Broke

It's not wrong to look forward to work because you get out of the house, but it is a sign you shouldn't start a business together.
Family Businesses

How to Ensure Your Business Survives the Next Generation

Beware these common mistakes made when passing down a family business.
Immigrants

After a Life as Refugees, This Entrepreneur Family Has No Fear

Fleeing Vietnam at risk of their lives in hopes of reaching American taught the Lams everything there is to know about pursuing dreams.
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.
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