Family Business

How the Beaumont’s are flooring their rivals

From humble beginnings, the family tiles business has evolved into a national operation through a combination of dedication, inspiration, expansion and innovation.

Pepperstone founders take top EY gong

Founders of online foreign exchange broker Pepperstone named Australian EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year.

Why family business succession is China's biggest threat

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It’s a little-known fact that the Chinese economy is built on family businesses, and that could be its economic undoing.

A new remedy for family business oppression

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Family business disputes claiming oppressive conduct can be costly and time consuming, but a court pilot aims to both streamline the legal process and cut costs.

How to engage the next generation

Showing children what the family business is about, and getting them involved in different aspects, are important early steps in the succession process.

A family business that’s really hatched

From humble beginnings, the Hazeldenes have created one of the largest chicken farming operations in Australia. Now, the third generation is wanting more control.

Convincing overbearing parents you’re ready to shine

Taking over control of a family business is usually a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be if the succession process is handled well.

Breaking through the family glass ceiling

More women are taking up board positions across the family business sector, and Australia’s corporate sector should be taking notice.

Myer family restructures its investment empire

The Myer family is restructuring its multi-billion-dollar investment empire, including rebranding its prestigious family office.

EY appoints new Family Office Service leader

Richard Boyce is a fifth-generation member of a family in business, and will lead the firm’s Oceania Family Office Services practice.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

How hackers are getting into family businesses

Organised cybercrime gangs have Australian family businesses firmly in their sights. Putting proper security measures in place is a must.

Family fraud: A game of broken trust

It’s often an inside job, but there are steps to reduce the risk of family business fraud.

A dairy gold mine that's not for sale

The growth potential of Bulla Dairy Foods is plain to see, though any attempted acquisition would get short shrift from the families that own it.

Five Australian islands on the family business block

These tropical islands are all family owned, most are operating businesses, and they’re up for sale.

Why family offices are heading offshore

Australia’s wealthiest families are taking a long-term approach, and that means putting more of their money overseas.

A rare gem of an opal miner

It’s a hard slog for opal prospectors in Lightning Ridge, battling both the heat and the local farming community for access to the land. But one family has made a living off the gems for generations.

Why family businesses should play by some rules

Most family businesses don't have a code of conduct … and they risk falling apart.

The entrepreneurial test that few complete

Passing a business to the next generation seems to be an impossible challenge for many founders.

How Kennett Builders became a powerhouse

There aren't many building firms that survive to celebrate their centenary, but Kennett Builders' strong foundations could ensure it is around for the next one.