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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

New YouTube Series: One Minute of Wisdom for Busy Entrepreneurs

Not everyone has time to keep up with the best thinking on founding, funding, or growing a startup, especially if they have just launched a business or  if they have a day job . That is why EIX Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: John Buday

The ABCs of Creating an Innovative Company

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many entrepreneurs struggle to define innovation: whether it’s a product or a process; a radical or gradual change; and even a threat or an opportunity. However, in a world where AI Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Wunker

Twins Can Be a Family Business's Superpower

FamilyBusiness.org Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Eddleston talks with two sets of twins working in their families' consulting firms -- Jenny Dinnen and Katie Rucker of MacKenzie Corporation , and James Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

Our Mission: Bringing You Research-Based Business Insights

This month, the EIX platform marks its 10 th anniversary. Along with our anniversary, we are also celebrating a milestone in viewership: We will achieve 12 million page views for the academic year Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jon Eckhardt

Announcing the Winning Teams for e-Fest 2024

Left to right: Laura Dunham, Dean of the Opus College of Business; Rob Vischer, President of the University of St. Thomas; Grand Champions Vienna Sparks and Skye Lam of the MabLab team from Harvard Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jennifer Gessner

Entrepreneurship in the Era of Disinformation

EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Blank has had a celebrated career as a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Lean Startup movement, which for the first time gave startups a methodology for success. He received Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Blank

Meeting the Needs of Midlife Entrepreneurs

Changing demographics, economic upheavals, and other factors have led to a big increase in people who choose to start their own businesses late in life. The  Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

Our Best Advice on Using AI to Grow Your Business

Just two years ago, generative AI was not on anyone's radar. But today, it promises to be one of the most disruptive forces in the business world in the future. We have seen it in our own Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Mat Hughes and David Townsend

Family Business Succession: Your Questions Answered

If you watch television or read the business pages, you already know that little or no succession planning at family businesses can lead to devastating consequences: back-stabbing, lawsuits, Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Mat Hughes