What happens when your co-founder is your father? Entrepreneurs explain the best and worst parts of running a family business--and how mom always gets called in to settle disputes.In 1997, Steve Heinz decided to sell the business that he had founded 17 years earlier, EnergyCAP, which makes software for managing utility bills.The buyer? Enron.Five years later, after Enron had gone belly-up, Steve rescued the business from bankruptcy court."I picked up the pieces of my business, so to speak,” he says.
Here are three ways for you to squeeze the most networking opportunities out of business conferences.With thousands of attendees at a typical conference, networking time is a scarce commodity. In the past, I was lucky to get in touch with half of the potential suppliers, prospects, agencies, and friends during conference networking events. With so many attendees at these large conferences, I was simply unable to network with everyone on my target list. I didn’t want to give up my penchant for deeply engaging conversations in exchange for meaningless handshakes and card exchanges.
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