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July 30, 2008

Wealthy families with an appetite for risk have a new service at their disposal that is designed to bring capital-starved entrepreneurs and their companies from around the world together with potential investors.

Wealthy families with an appetite for risk have a new service at their disposal that is designed to bring capital-starved entrepreneurs and their companies from around the world together with potential investors.

Growthwire, via their new new investment newswire www.growthwire.com, aims to put those start-up or early-stage companies who are finding it increasingly difficult to source funding in touch with growth and alternative fund managers as well as individual investors of substantial wealth.

March 1, 2007

The make-up of the next generation of entrepreneurs is changing, according to a new study. Marc Smith investigates what the future looks like and asks what family businesses should be doing to keep up with the new competition

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

Yesterday they were middle-aged, white males born in a place you could find on a map. Tomorrow they are more likely to be under 25, female and hail from anywhere in the world. These are the entrepreneurs of the future and, if you're thinking that your industry isn't going to change much in the next 20 years, they could be your biggest competitors.

March 1, 2007

The rise of emerging economies in Eastern Europe has caught the eye of many an entrepreneur in recent times. Guy Clapperton assesses the current business environment for entrepreneurs across the continent, with particular reference to the East/West divide

The rise of emerging economies in Eastern Europe has caught the eye of many an entrepreneur in recent times. Guy Clapperton assesses the current business environment for entrepreneurs across the continent, with particular reference to the East/West divide.

Guy Clapperton is a freelance journalist based in the UK

March 1, 2004

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

Gerald Le Van is a Family Business Strategist based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is Managing Director of The Le Van Company (www.levanco.com).
(The author is indebted to Professor Tarek A Tatem and Larry C Hearn for ideas generated by their unpublished article, 'Egyptians and Americans: Developing Cross-Cultural Competence for Global Business'.)

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

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