Family business

WOMEN'S WORK
An interview with the "How's Work?" podcast host and popular therapist.
Impact
Based on the premise that family business base their activities around deeply embedded historical culture and values, it
Business
Did you know that 48% of entrepreneurs grew up in a family business? While a little more than half of all entrepreneurs come
Business
When you and your spouse face challenging situations, how do you feel? Does it seem like difficulties are going to tear you apart, or do they invigorate you and deepen your partnership? Does your spouse feel the same way?
Impact
The MJF Charitable Foundation was a natural extension to this, allowing us to widen the benefit to the community and the
Business
The days when these hurdles seem too high to overcome, I look at my children and remind myself that I'm doing it for them.
Business
The demands of taking care of a family and building a business can seem overwhelming. But even under the most challenging circumstances, focusing on how our families make us better entrepreneurs can help put things back into positive perspective.
Books
"&Son" was the best kind of author reading, one set in the same place as the book so it seems to come to life all around you. As I started the book that night, I realized that this was the first of many meta moments, all of which added up to a great story.
Business
When I said "I do" twenty six years ago to the love of my life, Fred Lightman, I didn't know I would also be saying "yes" to a business partner too. For me, the idea of working with someone I trust implicitly was an easy decision, however, being in love and working with your love, is a little more complicated.
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Creating a succession plan makes the future of your business and your intentions clear to everyone involved. Understanding intentions seems simple and of little impact, but the importance of knowing what the current president or CEO wants cannot be stressed enough.
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The stand-out national problem we have today is that in recent decades, profit sharing examples in industry have declined and fallen out of media attention. Profit sharing was commonplace in the first half of the 20th century, but several decades of strong post-World War II growth persuaded many American managers that regular wage and benefit increases could effectively share the wealth with the workforces.
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In the very back of one of the halls of the fashion trade show called MAGIC, I came across an entrepreneur in the footwear section whose enthusiasm made me stop in my tracks. He couldn't have been more happy to share information on how his shoe line was completely different from all of the other exhibitors.
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"Our story is just one. Add those of a hundred people I know and then multiply that by ten thousand and you will be getting close to getting the picture of the more than a million people with dramatic stories from this massive disaster."
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Successful athletes work every day to build a strong core. Family-run growth firms must do so, too -- only their core is their culture. Building a strong culture depends on articulating their core values in a meaningful way, so these principles don't end up as just a Boy Scout-like, generic list posted on a wall.
Small Business
Presented by AOL BeOn & State Farm®
Post 50
I have a true story about the restaurant that only a few people know. One summer night, an hour before closing, one of the waitresses sat in a booth and died.
Business
Marriages are ripped apart by adultery, lies, poor communication, and sometimes, by business. If you're not proactive, building a family business can destroy your marriage.
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At your finger tips lies the power to create better communities. It's the gift inherent in building any solid family business. You have to decide what it is you want. What changes do you want to see?