Bringing the family business community together

Top 100 Global FB Influencers

Family Business United champions the family business sector identifying the people/organisations that are making the most family business noise on soc... Full Article

Bagnalls Triumphant At #FBOTY2016

Bagnalls ‘painting the town’ after national triumph as Supreme Champions at the Family Business of the Year Awards 2016. Full Article

American Family Business Day 2016

Family Business United unveils plans to bring together the US family business community in a day of recognition!  Find out how to get involved...... Full Article

Thriving As A Family Business Leader

Are you a thriving leader?  Do you know of others who are? As a test, ask yourself, “How many of these four leadership behaviours are shown... Full Article

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48% of Entrepreneurs Grew Up in a Family Business

Being exposed to the notion and reality of entrepreneurship from an early age seems to be a factor in what makes some people choose to...

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Culture is crucial when merging teams at the workplace

Corporate cultures can differ markedly, and the history of mergers is littered with the case study skeletons of companies that failed to...

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Leaders shape organisational culture..

Leaders who are committed to culture change start by reflecting on their own behaviour and the leadership shadow their behaviours cast.

It’s not easy to change a culture, because it involves changing how we behave. If you’re running a company that has been doing something...…

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Build your sphere of influence to get things done

It's not rocket science - you can get things done through other people by being consultative and collaborative

Leaders who can’t build support for initiatives and get things done are quickly left behind

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Power Of Attorney In Context Of Family Business

The statistics are quite alarming and need to be heeded.  One person in the UK develops dementia in the UK every three minutes!  This is...

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The kind of equity all startups should really care about: Brand equity

Brand equity is a bit of a fuzzy concept. Unlike shareholder equity, there aren't valuations set by funding rounds or other measures - in...

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Millennials Recognise Needs Of Business Come First

The old saw about children being handed the family business on a silver platter doesn’t apply to the next generation of family-owned...

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How To Manage A Family Business

Great to see a piece in The Irish Times focusing on the family business and the importance of family firms to the Irish economy.

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Fourth Generation Unable To Resist Dad's Job Offer

Family firms need to be run as a meritocracy and this article demonstrates the point clearly - fourth generation Howard Kahn started on...

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Where there is a will, there may be another way

On 12th December, the Supreme Court will rule on a long running dispute where a mother wrote her daughter out of her will, leaving the...

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Give me a break! The often overlooked Marriage Tax Allowance

New research has shown that some 3.2 million married couples have failed to claim their Marriage Tax Allowance, which can save them up to...

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3 Steps To Secure Your Family Business Future

Start early when it comes to the future of the family business and form a plan.  Document it and then follow the plan to maximise the...

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Growing The Professional Way In Singapore

As far as we are concerned there is no alternative.  Failure to grow professionally can lead to a whole myriad of challenges down the...

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A Sad Sign Of The Times

An historic Perth family business has folded as “completely unaffordable” rates bite and customer tastes have changed.

Recent changes in...

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Set Out On The Right Road..

Like any business, structuring from the start is important for family firms. Whilst there is a lot going on at the outset and people tend...

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The Pensions Dashboard: What is it and when will you be able to use it?

In the Spring 2016 budget, it was announced that a Pensions Dashboard was being proposed. It has since been put forward that a prototype...

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Is Doing Good 'Good Enough?'

Family businesses are renowned for engaging in philanthropic activities but why do they do it?

Many don't make the headlines and prefer to...

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Concerns Voiced Over The Economic Climate

Family businesses have voiced their concerns in Scotland around the economic climate and uncertainty in a new piece of research.

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How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss?

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you are unlucky enough to be working for one, read on.

You...

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Beating The Second Generation Curse Down Under

Australian family firms share insights into how to beat the second generation curse and the steps needed to succeed as a family business...

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Building A Business That Lasts Longer Than You Do!

Family businesses are often about legacy and continuing after the passing of the current generation and the next generation taking the...

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Protect Family Firms To Protect Economy

A good piece that highlights a growing concern that needs to be addressed globally.

Quite simply, governments around the world need to...

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Is It Ever Too Young To Talk About Succession

Succession planning can be a BIG issue for many family firms, but when it comes to the farming community you could argue that there is...

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How do Boards deal with failure?

I attended a thought-provoking presentation & event last night by Chris Reichhelm of Peloton Leadership, where the theme was 'Building a...

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Corporate Governance In Family Firms

It is important that everyone involved in the family business understands their role, responsibilities and legal duties too.

This insight...

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Don't become a curator of your Family Business

Succession and Evolution are two very tricky subjects for families and a process that can be quite hard to get right. The successors of...

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Costa Rica Awash With Family Firms

Latest research in Costa Rica again reinforces the global contribution made by family businesses.  In the case of Costa Rica, some 80% of...

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Planning ahead for tax on the unavoidable

There is nothing certain but death and taxes, is the essence of a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. But tax on death is something...

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Divorce - a family affair or airing dirty laundry?

Court of Appeal Judges will shortly grapple with the question of whether the identities of a foreign businessman and his wife should be...

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7 Survival Rules for First-Time Managers

I can certainly relate to this article.

The feeling of being dropped in the deep end with the expectation that you can butterfly swim the...

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Dismissed because of a private tweet

With social media embedded in the lives of many individuals, employers are increasingly having to consider whether it is appropriate to...

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Ministerial Support for Scottish Family Firms

FBU Scotland has continued to champion the cause for the Scottish family business sector this week (Scottish Family Business Week 2016)...

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