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The Next Generation Can Help the Family Firm Innovate

  Much has been written about how family businesses can have transition problems when the founder's children take over.  Best Buy founder Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson of the Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Richard Schulze and Ritch Sorenson

ADHD Can Affect Entrepreneurs’ Earnings and Business Success

The mental health crisis has affected public safety, schools, politics and business and provoked a worldwide discussion on how we can better help individuals who are suffering from mental illness. Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Vassiliki Bamiatzi and Nick Williams

Creating a Succession Plan for Your Business

From left to right, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Brian Cox in HBO's "Succession."   |   Credit: Photograph by Graeme Hunter/HBO Editor’s note: This article Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Richard Eisenberg

The Learning Curve of Starting a New Business

Patricia Wynn of Patricia Services, LLC  |  Credit: Patricia Wynn Editor’s note: In this series, Next Avenue will follow Patricia Wynn as she embarks on becoming an entrepreneur with Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Leslie Hunter-Gadsden

A New Entrepreneur Focuses on Staffing Plans

  Editor’s note: In this series, Next Avenue will follow Patricia Wynn as she embarks on becoming an entrepreneur with her North Carolina lifestyle assistant business. Future installments will Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Leslie Hunter-Gadsden

Diversify Your Family's Risks by Returning to Its Entrepreneurial Roots

Family enterprises are the backbone of the world’s economy and critically important to the economic growth and development of every nation. On average, they outperform publicly owned non-family Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

Entrepreneurship in an Era of Digital Transformation

  Entrepreneurs face many challenges when building a new company from an innovative idea -- financial pressures, networking for seed money, satisfying venture investors who have their own Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Elisabeth E. Bennett, PhD

Serial Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Noah Alper of Noah's Bagels

  Noah Alper is best known for the business that bears his name: the West Coast chain Noah's Bagels. But he has started and exited several other businesses, including Bread & Circus, an East Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday

A Road Map for Resurgence

The end of the year is typically a time to for EIX and familybusiness.org to showcase their best-read articles from the past year in several broad themes: evaluating opportunities, financing, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Daniel Forbes

Take a CLEAN Look at Your Business Post-COVID-19

EDITOR'S NOTE: This very popular article, published in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, includes timeless advice for helping startups, small businesses and family firms learn from adversity Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Dave Ketchen and Christopher Craighead