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How Raising Money From 'Friends and Family' Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Susan OBrien | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Building a company from scratch is hard. It's even harder when you opt to do so organically, steering clear of the more traditional, well-trodden vent...

3 Steps to Make Friends-and-Family Financing Work

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Raising capital for your new business can be extremely hard. Even if you have a billion dollar idea, most likely you won't be able to raise funds fro...

My Girls

Allie Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Allie Smith

met Marcie when we were in the fourth grade, and then a few years later, at 14, we met Michele when we all worked together as hostesses at The Naples Dinner Theater. We've shared decades of friendship that have sustained me through many tough times.

The Effects of Buddy Hiring on an Organization

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

In many companies, the act of "buddy hiring" runs rampant, so much so that the organization becomes a surrogate of another company, with friends and family working for each other, covering each other's backs to the point where nothing gets done.

How To Take What Makes This Season Great And Apply It To The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

After weeks of preparation, menu planning, decorating and addressing greeting cards, just like that another holiday season has passed us by. Althou...

Will Jason Ritter And Ray Romano Be Back For 'Parenthood' Season 5?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | TV

Now that NBC has renewed "Parenthood" for Season 5, fans can start speculating about what the next chapter might hold for our beloved Braverman clan. ...

Kelly Preston Lands ABC Comedy Role

Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

Mrs. Travolta could be heading back to primetime. Kelly Preston has scored the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot "Keep Calm And Karey On," according t...

Alexis Bledel + Jason Ritter? Yes Please!

Posted 09.27.2013 | TV

Rory Gilmore could be heading back to our screens this fall. Alexis Bledel has been cast alongside Jason Ritter in Fox's new comedy pilot, "Friends & ...

Ron Weasley's Headed To The Small Screen

Posted 02.14.2013 | TV

Harry who? Ron Weasley's making a comeback. Rupert Grint has landed the lead role in CBS' "Super Clyde" pilot as a burger-flipper at a fast food c...

Why Is Yawning So Contagious?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

In a relationship? Yawning much? Maybe you're just tired of each other. Yawning isn't just a sign of sleepiness, say Italian scientists at the Natu...

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 2)

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

Many entrepreneurs initially reach-out to friends and family as a source of capital. This is understandable, but generally a mistake.

Entrepreneurs Are Stopped Cold for Lack of "Skin in the Game"

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Passion and a great idea are not enough to start a business. In my last two columns, I wrote that you must demonstrate enough predictable cash flow an...