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Here's How People Successfully Work With Friends, Family and Even Their Spouse

The key to a happy life: Clearly defined roles and responsibilities

This story appears in the September 2018 Entrepreneur. Subscribe »When I say that my wife and I wrote a novel together, people’s first reaction is almost universal: “You’re still married?” The idea seems terrifying -- but we loved it. The project took us three years, ...

by Jason Feifer  | September 12, 2018 06:00:00
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To Raise Exceptional Children Teach Them These 7 Values

Values endure through all changes in a child's life

To parent our children to be exceptional we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of frustration." It is our job to love and support them through their struggles, but to refrain from solving their problems for them.We need to equip our children with ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | July 21, 2018 02:00:00
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4 Habits That Helped Me Spend More Time With My Family and Still Build a Successful Business From Scratch

These 4 techniques helped me achieve my vision of a careful balance between my business and personal life

It's the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind -- but it's not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made ...

by Daniel Wesley  | March 11, 2018 12:00:00
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4 Strategies for Having a Career and a Family

Put these tips to work for you so you successfully achieve the work-life balance you want

The following excerpt is from Dr. Patti Fletcher’s book Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break the MoldThere's no such thing as work-life balance. Balance is like a seesaw: When one side goes up, the other goes down. It's a one-for-one trade-off, an either-or proposition. ...

by Dr. Patti Fletcher  | December 30, 2017 08:00:00
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The Basics of Borrowing From Friends and Family

It’s important to be as disciplined about it as you would be in dealing with a professional investor

Borrowing from friends and family makes sense. People with whom you have close relationships know you’re reliable and competent, so there should be no problem in asking for a loan, right?While borrowing money from family and friends may seem an easy alternative ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | December 24, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How parents can foster an entrepreneurial spirit in their daughters

Here are 4 ways to teach your girl that even failures can help her achieve goals

When we think of raising our daughters to be entrepreneurs, we often think first of developing their money-smarts. And that's important. No entrepreneur will be successful if they can't develop, market, budget and invest in a savvy manner. But being an entrepreneur ...

by Sharon Bush  | September 24, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Study says kids who play more video games are smarter, friendlier

‘Playing video games is now part of a normal childhood.’

You might want to sit down for this, parental units: New research suggests that gaming for a few hours a week helps kids be better problem-solvers, in class and on the playground.  The results of a study published recently in the journal Social ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 09, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to balance a growing business when your family is growing too

Let your family fuel your passion to grow.

It is a familiar battle most entrepreneurs face—how do you balance time between your business and your personal life? When your business is growing, it is a thrilling time. Maybe you are making a move into a larger facility, or you are hiring new staff. Production ...

by Lisa Evans  | June 23, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Do older or younger siblings make better entrepreneurs?

The only one stopping you is you.

I recently got a request to create a video that answers the question, “Who makes better entrepreneurs—younger or older siblings?”A lot of people have said things to me like, “I haven’t made it because I’m a younger sibling, and the older sibling ...

by Entrepreneur US Network  | June 01, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Understand this before you enter into a relationship with an entrepreneur

Be the support they need and they will love you forever.

A relationship in of itself can be hard. Add entrepreneurship into the mix, and it can get complicated. It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur. You have to be self-motivated and driven by a bigger why. You have ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | May 28, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The pros and cons of working with your spouse

Mixing business and pleasure comes with many positives-and negatives, say Lollaland founders and couple Mark and Hanna Lim.

Work with your spouse?  Some say, “No way. We’d kill each other.” Others say they would not want any other business partner than the person with whom they share their life. No matter which camp you fall into, mixing business and pleasure comes with ...

by Lisa Evans  | February 13, 2016 04:00:00
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7 secrets to finding harmony in work and life

It's hard to maintain personal relationships if you always have a hectic daily schedule.

As an entrepreneur, finding time for your family, your business, and your leisure time can be challenging. It’s difficult to do it all. So, maybe you might like the secret to balance.  Are you ready?  Here it is…Forget about balance. It’s an ...

by Ivan Misner  | July 02, 2015 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 kinds of people who will help you succeed as an entrepreneur

Don't detach yourself from these people who can contribute to help you attain success.

Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, about achieving independence. You won't have a boss anymore. You won't have a network of supervisors and coworkers to set your schedule or monitor your success. Instead, you'll become a master of your own destiny, and you'll ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 15, 2015 10:00:00