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Family Business Stories Build a Legacy For the Next Generation

A great story, skillfully told, can shape attitudes and spur commitment and action. This is especially true at family businesses, where the stories and values of the family and business intertwine. Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others

Kaela Hammerstrom Combs is the second generation to run a national organization founded by her mother decades ago -- Blessings in a Backpack, which works through schools to distribute backpacks Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

A Secret to Success: Family Business Centers

While family members running a business together often lean on one another for advice, they can often learn best from people running other family businesses.  Family business centers around the Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Dick Schulze Reflects on EIX and FamilyBusiness.org's Decade of Impact

Richard M. Schulze, Founder and retired CEO of Best Buy, sat down on April 19 with EIX Founding Editor Jim Wetherbe (at left) to discuss the 10 th anniversary of the first EIX home page. EIX was Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday

Dick Schulze Reflects on Our Growing Impact

Richard M. Schulze, Founder and retired CEO of Best Buy, sat down on April 19 with EIX Founding Editor Jim Wetherbe to discuss the 10 th anniversary of the first EIX home page. EIX was launched on Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday

Why Do We Treat Strangers Better Than Family Members?

A big relationship problem can affect not only family businesses, but also our personal lives: We often treat friends, acquaintances, and even strangers better than our own family members.   In Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

How to Defuse and Recover From Family Business Conflict

  The emotional conflicts that beset family businesses can be difficult to weather. Heidi Vermeer-Quist, a clinical psychologist, family business consultant, and third-generation shareholder of Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Family Business Patriarchs and Matriarchs: When Is It Time to Move On?

  Successfully handing over a family business to the next generation of leaders requires both careful planning and exquisite timing. The next generation must be competent enough for leadership Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

An Innovation Challenge Can Help Employees Feel More Connected

  PD Instore , which designs and builds product displays that help companies create a great customer experience, found an innovative way to help its employees feel more connected with one Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Here's Why Family Businesses Need Branding

For family businesses, branding goes well beyond logos and advertising slogans. It gets to the heart of what makes a family firm successful and admired by customers, suppliers, employees and other Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston