Family Business

Two healthy businesses prepare for IPOs

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A couple of family-owned health food start-ups are taking different paths to change the way Australia eats.

Taking on a shark

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High net-worth individuals are on the prowl for meaty family business investments, but it all comes down to commercial taste.

A young entrepreneur who's powering ahead

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Brad Smith started his motorcycle business at just 16, and now his parents are working for him as he takes it global.

Bouncing into Graceland, and red tape

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Family businesses and entrepreneurs are crucial to Australia's future economic success but the complex regulatory environment is getting in the way.

Family businesses face an age-old problem

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The Intergenerational Report highlights a major problem for family businesses -- longevity.

Childcare: it's all about politics, and business

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In an industry wracked with uncertainty as changes to the subsidy regime edge closer, one family business has found a way to thrive.

Google, ACCI link to boot up SMEs

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The search engine giant and chamber of commerce have teamed up to get more small businesses online.

Supermarket squeeze has grape growers eyeing foreign markets

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WA's biggest family-owned table-grape grower is being courted by China, South Korea and Japan.

The second generation ready to take the reins

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Following a tragic accident, the second generation of Saddlery Trading Company stepped in to run the family business.

A family business driven to succeed

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The Crawfords operate one of Australia’s largest networks of automotive dealerships and service centres, and they're not taking their foot off the accelerator.

The contradictory balancing act in family business

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Family enterprises face plenty of business challenges, and the emotional dynamic is one of the biggest.

CGT should be removed from transfers within families

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The capital gains tax triggered when a firm is passed on to the next generation is having a devastating effect on one of the foundations of business life in Australia.

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.

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