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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Family and Home Business

Start with an summary of Global Data Points on Family Business compiled by the Family Firm Institute. Then consider the results of the American Family Business Survey sponsored by the MassMutual Financial Group, the Family Firm Institute, and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at the Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business.

For a look at an emerging group of home-based entrepreneurs, read Minipreneurs from

More resources are available from the Institute for Family Enterprising at Babson College's Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. Babson's Center for Women's Leadership also has a report on Women in Family-Owned Businesses.

For an overview of the topic, consult the Annotated Bibliography for Family Business (DANA REF HD 62.25 .A55) which was prepared at the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. Then, a few pertinent Websites are:

Some sites that focus on home-based business are:


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