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July 1, 2005

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader’s shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

George Malim is a freelance journalist based in London. malim@blueyonder.co.uk

Family firms are not inherently big risk-takers. Responsibility sits heavily on a leader's shoulders because they will not want to sacrifice generations of toil. However, caution does not mean a company cannot be successfully competitive, writes George Malim

July 1, 2005

Just earning a living and keeping afloat is stressful enough. But when you have the responsibility of running your own company – and the waters are muddied by family relationships – the fallout can be catastrophic for your health. Scott McCulloch reports

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Just earning a living and keeping afloat is stressful enough. But when you have the responsibility of running your own company – and the waters are muddied by family relationships – the fallout can be catastrophic for your health. Scott McCulloch reports

July 1, 2004

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

You've bought the impressionist painting you had your eye on, and your taste for fine wine is reflected in a growing collection. It's likely you spent well into the hundred thousands, millions – or billions – on your passion so, understandably, you want them out of harm's way.

September 1, 2003

Through its ongoing research surveys, Grant Thornton has examined family businesses in 26 countries around the world, exploring their views and concerns and providing a snapshot of over 8,700 business owners worldwide.

Carlo Marelli has been a member of the board and CEO of an internationally operating family business in Switzerland for many years and has gained extensive experience and knowledge, becoming a specialist in dealing with the specific issues that face family businesses.

June 1, 2003

While global IPO and share market returns languish at historical lows, venture capitalists could step in as family business capital providers – but both sides need to work on their perceptions of one another to build a successful marriage, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

While global IPO and share market returns languish at historical lows, venture capitalists could step in as family business capital providers – but both sides need to work on their perceptions of one another to build a successful marriage, says Melanie Stern

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