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  • October 20, 2016
    Family Constitutions: Are You Afraid to Start
    Family constitutions intimidate some people, but they shouldn’t. All a family constitution really does is clarify family values and create better rules for working together.
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  • October 07, 2016
    Six simple steps for succession in family businesses
    We all know the statistics for family business succession planning failure. But succession isn’t a numbers game, it is a planning game.
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  • September 27, 2016
    Every well-governed small business needs a succession plan. This is doubly true for family businesses, where personal conflicts and emotions often need to be managed.
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  • August 24, 2016
    Australia’s retirement system is headed on an unsustainable path. Our population is ageing and the country faces lower expectations about future economic growth, and it isn’t something we can just ignore and hope goes away.
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  • August 16, 2016
    Successful Family Business - 3 Tips
    Small and family businesses can capitalise on deep bonding and long-term focus to improve real performance.
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  • August 03, 2016
    Russell Haworth discusses the inevitability of succession planning in his article published in Family Business
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  • July 13, 2016
    Tackling family business investment decisions
    This is the first in a series of article I will be doing for Smart Company. How will your family business fare in this low return environment?
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  • June 22, 2016
    Importance of Sound Advice
    Based on an international study, E&Y learned that the world’s most successful family businesses share common strategies around seven critical issues. Article published in CPA’s InTheBlack digital publication.
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  • May 28, 2016
    There are several types of risk-takers - and some perform significantly better than others. Data shows that family businesses that create an innovative, smart, and risk-taking culture outperform other businesses.
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  • May 14, 2016
    Family businesses benefit by leveraging knowledgeable senior family leaders with innovative members of the next generation.
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  • May 04, 2016
    PWC have followed up their last next gen study. What were the 3 gaps they identified and how does the picture look now?
    PWC added the Next Gen to their last family business survey in 2014. They asked about their personal ambitions, their plans for the future of their business, and the unique challenges of being the ‘boss’s child’.
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  • April 12, 2016
    Generational family businesses fail for lots of reasons, but there are almost always common threads. The best advisers guide their clients away from potholes.
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