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Case Studies and Interviews of Family-Owned Businesses

Gain valuable insight and learn what other family-owned businesses are doing to succeed in the marketplace today.

Entrepreneur Success Story: Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Brian Scudamore started his company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989 straight out of high school with $700 and a beat-up old pick-up truck. Today they have 95 franchise partners across North America with a true national presence — they are in 47 of North America's top 50 cities. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will do about $32 Million in 2004 — not a bad return on a $700.00 investment!

Barry Moltz Interview
An interview with Barry Moltz, author of "Bounce!" and "You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting and Growing Your Own Business".

Bill Gates Interview
This extensive interview by David Allison covers everything from Gates' family background and school experiences through the future of computing and societal transformation.

Three Startups Make All the Right Moves
USA Today looks at the success of Sigma Networks, Sanrise Group, and Perlegen Sciences, each of which raised over $100 million in new funding at a time when venture capital was drying up.

Centuries-Old Family Businesses Share Their Secrets
Business Week Article on family businesses and how other enterprises can benefit by borrowing strategies from these companies that have prospered generation after generation.

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