Listen to the Experts: How Family Firms are Surviving the Pandemic

  It has been almost a year since the Covid pandemic rocked the world. While we have seen some family businesses forced to close their doors forever, others have successfully pivoted their Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Family Businesses Must Plan for the Unthinkable

It's been almost 14 months since the first Covid case was reported and, in that year, a great deal has happened. Very few business owners, particularly in North America, took the potential for a Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Joseph Astrachan

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

Three Strengths that Can Help Family Firms Survive Covid

Family businesses are unique, with many advantages that stand them in good stead during times of crisis. While there are unique strengths for family-owned firms working in a world changed by Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Doug Baumoel

How 1,100 Family Firms Grappled with Covid-19

For family firms, the Covid 19 experience has been compared to being battlefield doctors: they are surrounded by trauma and uncertainty, and forced to make decisions without any precedent to guide Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Mat Hughes and Torsten Pieper

Women Can Help Their Family Businesses Navigate Crisis

Women can be indispensable in times of trouble, but the glass ceiling and the glass cliff still hold them back, even at family firms. Seven things to think about. Crisis is part of every Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Rania Labaki

Research Reveals How Business Families Have Coped With COVID-19

For this research, we surveyed over 1,000 family businesses around the world, with the objective to identify the most effective measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. What sets our research Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Claudia Binz Astrachan

Women: Regain Your Professional Footing

While both men and women may be struggling to balance work and family commitments during the unique challenges posed by the Covid-19 environment, the bulk of childcare and eldercare has tended to Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Dr. Susan Laverick and Elizabeth Bagnall

5 Ways Family Businesses Can Adapt to Covid-19

This article is part of America’s Entrepreneurs , a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX, the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange . Part of Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Kerry Hannon

Family Office Continuity in the Time of COVID19

As the Covid-19 virus spreads rapidly through the United States, most of the U.S. universities, businesses, government agencies, and school systems began a massive push to work from home or attend Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Hung-bin Ding and Dr. Rosa Nelly Trevinyo-Rodriguez