Business Lessons From Entrepreneurial Families

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

Entrepreneurship is a challenging undertaking, but adding your family into the mix provides a whole new dynamic. When entrepreneurship runs in your family, it’s inevitable that unique challenges will arise as you spend time building a business with the people that are closest to you.

If you work with your family, it can be especially hard to separate your work life and your home life. The pressure to hire and promote family members, high turnover of non-family employees, and balancing the best interests of both your business and those that you love most makes running and working in a family business uniquely challenging.

While there is no roadmap to success for family businesses, looking to the accomplishments of famous entrepreneurial families can provide inspiration. The lessons these families learned along the way provide insight into what it takes to run a successful family company across generations or breed a family full of entrepreneurs.

Check out this infographic on business lessons from entrepreneurial families:

Sources: NY Times | Business Insider | NFIB | Awaken the Greatness Within | Inc | Entrepreneur | Fit Small Business | Gallup |

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Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

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