Family Business

Saying goodbye to the traditional model of succession

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The conventional model of succession is transforming as business and family become more clearly separated and the next generation is better educated and more independent.

How people power saved a business

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When this well-known family business was caught in a perfect financial storm, its loyal customers came to the rescue as news about its plight spread.

Lego books 10th straight record FY profit

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Family-owned toymaker posts 15 per cent lift in net profit, expands product lines.

Granite and frozen berries – at the front line of the cost problem

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High costs price Australia out of the game when it comes to globally-traded commodities such as frozen berries and granite. And that won't change any time soon.

A.T.Kearney boss urges CEOs to reset their businesses

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Senior management should push the reset button on their businesses to achieve their productivity and cost targets, says management consulting firm A.T.Kearney.

How some family businesses are selling themselves short

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Having an indicative valuation on a business is important, especially if you're planning to sell. And yet many family businesses remain woefully underprepared.

Men and their vans

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What started out as one man with one van has blossomed into a business that has become one of Melbourne's biggest and most prominent removalists.

When family ties put business in a bind

A growing body of research suggests family management can be detrimental for firm performance.

Australia's good oil takes on America

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Australia's largest olive oil producer hopes to extract profits from the US by pressing local farmers to plant olives.

Why Willow is made to last

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Fifth-generation family business Willow has come a long way since its early days as a maker of tinned plate tea and biscuit canisters, with innovation key to its survival.

The Kellys make hay while the sun shines

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An agricultural machinery firm that developed in ‘a place of mud’ is having global success with its adaptations of traditional farming equipment.

Winners and losers in the currency wars

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Among the nation's family businesses importers are being crushed by the falling currency, while exporters are prospering.

Who should oversee a family trust?

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Most people turn to a relative to oversee a trust, but family ties can be complicated by emotions and other factors.

Irrewarra Sourdough – a sweet business

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Fifteen years ago a couple of Melbourne lawyers decided to leave the rat race and pursue their passion for bread. Their business is now one of Australia's largest artisan bakeries.

Drilling down into the Wallis family business

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As commodity prices plunge, conditions in the mining industry have toughened, but one family business is going from strength to strength.

Breaking the cycle of family business failure

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Multigenerational family businesses are a rarity, with many floundering after the founding generation. But there are ways for firms to buck the trend.

Off-market hotel deals tipped to turn over at least $1.5bn

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Wealthy Malaysian family looking to buy $250m worth of Australian investment hotels by end of year.

Surviving a break-up in the family business

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Divorces can potentially wreck a family business, but there are legal protections and other structural safeguards.

The changing perceptions of HNWIs and family business

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High-net-worth individuals have a lot to offer family businesses, but there must be a meeting of minds and aims.

How one family’s DNA is helping others to thrive

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With 150 years of family business history to draw on, EY partner Richard Boyce knows better than most what it takes to succeed.

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