A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 04/27/2016 Do Family Businesses Get Passed Down Anymore? One of the most iconic images of The American Dream is starting your own business and then passing that business on to your children, creating the family company that was the cornerstone of 18th and 19th century America.There are still family businesses in America, but America’s business owners are not as ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo.