In keeping with our family business theme, you might be interested in reading more about hiring family members.


IN A BAD ECONOMY, there may be more temptation than ever to turn a small business into a family business. Maybe your brother-in-law needs a job. Or Mom and Dad have cat food in the cupboard and don’t own a cat. Personally, the thought of hiring members of my family gives me indigestion. But a family company can be an all-around winner—provided you learn how to manage the “family” part.