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April 12, 2012

For family businesses that are worried about succession, here’s a date for your diary – 17 April. That’s the day when Jim Perdue of family-run Perdue will give his insights into what makes a good succession plan. 

For family businesses that are worried about succession, here’s a date for your diary – 17 April. That’s the day when Jim Perdue of family-run Perdue will give his insights into what makes a good succession plan.

The event is taking place at Wake Forest University Family Business Center, in North Carolina, US.

June 15, 2011

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

March 5, 2010

Jim Perdue, the third-generation chairman of US poultry company Perdue Inc, has highlighted how family business values have enabled his business to become such a consistent success.

Jim Perdue, the third-generation chairman of US poultry company Perdue Inc, has highlighted how family business values have enabled his business to become such a consistent success.

May 1, 2004

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her.

Christine Harland is Director of Camden Writers

Faith Baker, whose family owned a thriving frozen foods business along the New England coast, spent endless childhood hours at the formal dining table, quiet and observant while the adults talked around her. Over the fireplace hung the dark oil portrait of an American Indian, complete with head-dress. Now in her eighties, Faith remembers that for a good part of her young life she mentally incorporated that figure into the family history, believing him to be yet another of her revered ancestors.

January 1, 2004

In the span of two generations and with a cavalier disregard for which came first, Arthur and Frank Perdue built a billion dollar empire on eggs and chickens. Jim Perdue, CEO, has pledged to go one better

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

In the span of two generations and with a cavalier disregard for which came first, Arthur and Frank Perdue built a billion dollar empire on eggs and chickens. Jim Perdue, CEO, has pledged to go one better

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