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When Taking the Company Public Is Personal... Think Twice

Marcy Syms | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Marcy Syms

Many private business owners when looking at an improving economy and buying into the hype of initial public offerings get seduced into taking their companies public without being fully aware of what they're getting themselves into.

How One Family Owned Company Is Solving the Succession Problem

Gene Marks | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Emotions, squabbles, fights and the like are pretty common, even among some of the most successful family operated companies. But if there's one thing that any member of a family business can agree on is this: Who's going to take it over when the current generation retires?

7 Strategies To Become Successful Without Losing Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business

Carlos and Constance Vega have always been a business-driven couple. In 2007, a few years after the birth of their first child, they left their re...

Following the Money: Why Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up the Phone When the Market's Calling

Nicole Glor | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Nicole Glor

This Boston-based family business, Gizmogul, started when the Schneider brothers decided he no longer wanted to go door-to-door, knocking on dentist offices to collect and recycle scrap metal. After a while, he realized that this way of doing had become a dinosaur

A Tribute to My Hero

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Tarun Sakhrani

My real hero lived in my hometown, in India; my hero was closer to me, closer to my life and more real than reel.

Family Advice For Any Business

Gina Rivera | Posted 02.02.2014 | Small Business
Gina Rivera

The ultimate goal is to create connection, the sort of connection you would ideally enjoy in a family, where there is trust, support and reliability among brothers, sisters and parents. Even without a family business in the literal sense of the description, you should create that familial fabric among your clients, your employees and have it be real and sincere.

A Twisted Idea Brought Them Together, And Now This Couple Is Rolling In The Dough!

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

A Small-Town Couple Turns A Secret Family Recipe Into A Supermarket Staple

Posted 10.23.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

3 Lessons You Wish You Had Learned Before Starting A Family Business

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

How bad could it possibly be? You are family, you have been friends and you should agree on most things because after all you've known each other your entire lives right? Wrong.

A Bag of M&Ms Brought Them Together And Now They're Living The Sweet Life

Posted 10.09.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Messy Toddler Inspires Couple To Invent Spill-Proof Bowl That Will Put Him Through College

Posted 10.02.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

She Turned A Snack Stand Into A $50 Million Business

Posted 09.25.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

The Success of the Next Generation of Trump: A Lesson for Family Business

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Avidan Milevsky

Being a family dynamics researcher and clinician, I was recently approached by a business owner looking for advice about the best way to navigate the ...

This Is What Happens When Famous Family Businesses Go Wrong

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Small Business

CNBC "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." —Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina" Many of the most famous and...

Family Businesses Are the Worst Companies

Ellen Rohr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Ellen Rohr

How stressful is it for everyone when Mr. and Mrs. Business Owner give conflicting directions... then fight about it in the break room.

WATCH: Family Faces Big Dilemma On New Season Of 'Sweetie Pie's'

OWN | Posted 07.26.2013 | OWN

In the beginning, it was her singing that had soul. Before she became a restaurant owner, Miss Robbie Montgomery was an "Ikette" on tour with the Ike ...

Introducing: A Functional Family

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Maureen Anderson

Each child is responsible for a different aspect of the business. The older boys are in charge of the goats -- milking them, cleaning up after them, keeping them fed. An older girl is in charge of customer service. The younger ones bag the soap.

Local Businesses Growing With Gen D (Generation Delivery)

Jed Kleckner | Posted 07.20.2013 | Small Business
Jed Kleckner

Today, on-demand delivery is common for busy professionals and urbanites with a couple of clicks on a web site or through the tap of an app. Delivery helps drive revenue for local businesses, such as restaurants, across the U.S. by reaching more customers in the neighborhood. This new delivery focused mindset makes up Gen D -- the delivery generation.

5 Steps to Moving Your Store

Patricia G. Greene | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Patricia G. Greene

Location, location, location has been a mainstay of retail logic for eons. While the definition of location has grown from a mere physical presence, it still means a lot.

In Business and in Health: Running a Business With Your Spouse

Nusha Balyan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Going into business with the person that you married may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always end up in happily ever after. Some recent high profile divorces and business splits may make you think twice before you tie the co-working knot.

New Research Reveals Crucial Advantage Of Family Businesses

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- If you want to go into business during tough economic times, you might want to do it with family. At Sokol Blosser winery in Dayto...

How I Became A Meatball-Obsessed Entrepreneur At 51

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

If you have something you are passionate about, don't let anyone tell you it's not possible.

Mom Invents A Million-Dollar Idea To Take The Sting Out Of Shots

Posted 12.13.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Teen Saves Family's Christmas Tree Business (VIDEO)

Posted 11.30.2012 | Teen

A Christmas miracle came early this year for 16-year-old Kaitlyn Metscher. The Washington teen, who took over her family's Christmas tree business thi...

Picking Apples for 100 Years!

HooplaHa | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News
HooplaHa

Apple-picking is a fall tradition that holds years of memories for friends and families -- especially for the Leidel family! Leidel's Apples is a family run apple stand that been operating for more than 100 years in La Crescent, the apple capital of Minnesota.