How To Know When You Need a Lawyer (and How To Find the Right One)

A risk-reward dynamic any entrepreneur must learn to balance is deciding when your firm needs a lawyer. Had Personal Software filed a patent on its app Visicalc, for example, Visicalc would today Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Dustin Slade

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

From Here to Net Zero: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Transportation    

The transportation industry, and the shift to renewable energy, is ripe with opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators who yearn to help shape a more sustainable future and boost their own Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Oksana Gerwe and Dominique Houde

Opportunities Abound in Africa for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Meet Jean-Paul Nageri, the son to a banana farmer in Uganda. During the early-2020 harvest, JP's dad planned to use a middleman for distribution, but the deal fell through, leaving him with one acre Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Margaret Ntambi and Ona Aliakai

When Can Fintech Do the Most Good?

Fintech is an increasingly important innovation for businesses across the world. Fintech broadly refers to technologies that enable banking and financial services. As fintech has the power to diffuse Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Arzi Adbi and Siddharth Natarajan

From Riches to Rags and Back: One Entrepreneur's Heartfelt Journey

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when their hard work pays off with riches and financial security.  For Grant Muller, that day came before he was age 30, when the startup he was involved in Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Grant Muller

Attract and Retain the Best People As You Grow

All businesses confront their own talent management challenges at some point. Small businesses and startups, typically consisting of the founder/owner and perhaps one or two key employees, struggle Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Doug Farren

How All Kinds of Businesses Can Use AI Productively

This video, also available as a podcast, explores how entrepreneurs, family businesses, startups and others can tap into artificial intelligence to digitize parts of their business and legacy, Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Mat Hughes

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

Startups With Onsite Employees Grow 3 1/2 Times Faster

Data shows that pre-seed and seed startups with employees showing up in a physical office have 3 ½ times higher revenue growth than those that are solely remote. Let the discussion begin. During the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Steve Blank