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Topic: Family business
A family business is a commercial organization in which decision-making is influenced by multiple generations of a family—related by blood or marriage.
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Interview with BDO’s Susan Rix AM
14 November 2018 | Susan Rix AM
Succession planning for family businesses can be complex. We asked BDO Partner Susan Rix AM how to get it right when choosing a successor and what are the risks involved.
7 vital tips for SMEs
1 September 2018 | Lyndall Crisp
Peter Switzer and Maureen Jordan, co-founders of the Switzer Group, share their insights after a major health scare tested their succession plan.
How a passion for rugby helped this construction giant succeed
1 September 2018 | Christopher Niesche
Family values, a public governance mindset and a passion for rugby helped Buildcorp founders Tony and Josephine Sukkar succeed in the construction industry.
Health and Community
27 February 2018
In the middle of the Global Financial Crisis, Alison Green, Pantera Press CEO, raised a business idea with her father John M Green FAICD, deputy chair of QBE Insurance. The result was a social-purpose...
Rebooting the business
26 September 2017
The shutdown of the car industry forced small Geelong manufacturer Austeng to dramatically rethink its operating model.
How customers can help SMEs create reliable innovation opportunities
12 July 2017 | Andrew Klapka GAICD
Business thrives when customers get what they ask for. In part three of his series on innovation, Andrew Klapka GAICD sets out ways SMEs can engage with their customers to jump-start innovation.
Opinion: Do we need separate ‘owners boards’?
25 January 2017 | Ludo Van der Heyden
Do private businesses need a second shareholders’ board to balance the interests of owners? Ahead of his appearances at AICD events in Sydney and Melbourne in February, Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Cha...
Avoiding entrapment in the family business
1 December 2014
With an estimated 65 per cent of all family businesses having two or more generations working in them, it is vital to ensure that the older generation avoids entrapping younger family members in the b...
Avoiding family feuds
3 May 2010
Family-owned businesses dominate Australia’s commercial landscape, accounting for around two-thirds of all businesses operating in the country. Emerging research also indicates they outperform their p...