MONEY seeks mom-and-pop businesses!

For an upcoming story about the challenges of running a family business, MONEY magazine is looking for married couples who work side-by-side in their own business.

Specifically, we’re looking for husbands and wives in the U.S. who each work full-time in an operation that is their primary source of income, and has had at least $100,000 in sales over the prior year. Our preference is for a business with no additional employees. We are interested in all types of businesses other than financial services, real estate and franchise operations.

As part of the article, we will provide to the family a free, in-depth consultation with a personal financial planner who can study the family’s finances and give advice relevant to the family’s financial goals and concerns; we will also be able to connect the family with a consultant who can address small-business issues. If you’re the participating family, you’ll also have the opportunity to raise awareness of challenges faced by people in circumstances similar to yours.

Participating families must be comfortable with having details of their personal finances published in the magazine, including household income, savings and debt. Families will also be photographed for the story.

If you’re interested, please send an email to containing the names and ages of everyone in your household, your hometown or city, a phone number where you can be reached, and a brief description of your situation, including the nature and size of your business, household income, and assets/debts separate from the business. A MONEY editor will follow up with you.

Thank you!

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