31 Oct 2017

The draws nearer, for your daughter (or even son), who is working with you in the family business. Lately, though, the thought of whether the spouse would work in or out of the family business has repeatedly crossed your mind. Perhaps it could be your brother, whose wedding is at an advanced stage, and recently, your elderly cousin, jokingly, inquired whether the soon-to-be-wife will als...

31 Oct 2017

An array of family businesses including agents, dealers, franchisees, and distributors draw their livelihoods on contractual arrangements with large service providers and manufacturers.  This includes your neighborhood bank agent, mobile phone credit or Coca Cola vender, fast-food outlets,automobile dealerships, pharmaceutical wholesalers, petrol stations – and these are just a few of th...

31 Oct 2017

The title of this article is at the heart of the learning sessions coined Family SME Business learning Series  provided by the Institute For Family Business (IFFB). This title is spot on considering the increasing, and ever so predictable challenges faced by family-owned businesses…ownership, frivolous court cases, succession, next generation involvement or lack of it, wealth wrangles an...