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September 1, 2002

Sara Neidig, 48, an energetic entrepreneur, sold her successful upscale restaurant, Simply Sara’s.

Sara Neidig, 48, an energetic entrepreneur, sold her successful upscale restaurant, Simply Sara's. She loved the business and enjoyed a loyal following but, as she said: "I had an offer that I couldn't refuse and I've been itching to start something new." With some of the profit from the sale of the restaurant, she started Goods to Go, a gourmet foods catering service, capitalising on the reputation and connections she developed over the 16 years since the restaurant's beginnings.

September 1, 2002

Sibling rivalry is an added complication in the life of a family business and has the potential to destroy both families and their businesses. Achieving a harmonious partnership requires commitment and is a challenge that needs to be faced with conviction

Paul Hennessy is the partner-in-charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Family Business Service practice in Ireland.

Sibling rivalry is an added complication in the life of a family business and has the potential to destroy both families and their businesses. Achieving a harmonious partnership requires commitment and is a challenge that needs to be faced with conviction

September 1, 2002

Sustainable development, corporate citizenship and the transfer of tradition and positive family values: Finland’s next generation entrepreneurs explain their understanding of responsible ownership

Tarja Valde-Brown is senior communications consultant and deputy managing director at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region. Terhi Ikonen is communications assistant at Eurofacts Oy, part of Fleishman-Hillard global communications network.

Sustainable development, corporate citizenship and the transfer of tradition and positive family values: Finland's next generation entrepreneurs explain their understanding of responsible ownership

September 1, 2002

The processes of conducting business have changed beyond recognition in recent years. Family businesses need to embrace communication and access to information for future success

Dr Pierre Jean Everaert  is the chairman of the board of Interbrew SA, and has been chairman of and served on many other boards around the world. He is also a professor at the Vlerick School of Business of the University of Leuven-Gent and a guest lecturer at several business schools in Asia and South America.

The processes of conducting business have changed beyond recognition in recent years. Family businesses need to embrace communication and access to information for future success

September 1, 2002

Friday, 14 June 2002 saw a gathering in London of over 100 family business delegates from home and abroad for the inaugural IFB National Forum Conference.

Grant Gordon is Director General of the IFB (UK).

Friday, 14 June 2002 saw a gathering in London of over 100 family business delegates from home and abroad for the inaugural IFB National Forum Conference. The Institute for Family Business (UK), one of the youngest chapters of FBN launched at the end of 2001, marked its spot on the FBN map with its successful conference on the theme "Governance for Longevity in Family Companies".

June 1, 2002

The ultimate challenge is to create the global ‘family business’ focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

Rinaldo S Brutoco is President of the World Business Academy, which he founded in 1986. He is also Principal of the ShangriLa Group, his private consulting organisation and is co-author of several books, including Profiles in Power and New Paradigms in Business.

The ultimate challenge is to create the global 'family business' focused on improving the health of the global economic system. How can you contribute your business knowledge and finance to the welfare of those in need – and sustain profit?

June 1, 2002

Bill Simmons worked in his father’s fashion house for several years after graduating from university.

Bill Simmons worked in his father's fashion house for several years after graduating from university. The father-son relationship was extremely conflicted and Bill struggled with years of verbal abuse. Bill finally left his father and founded his own business in a related field, creating Lincolnshire Fashions Limited in 1969.

June 1, 2002

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring ‘situations’ – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez is President and Founder of the Family Business Network Suisse Romande, and Associate of The Family Business ­Consulting Group.

The Lindström family is a good example of how serial business families can use their past experience to avoid recurring 'situations' – and ultimately run a business that benefits the business and the family members involved

June 1, 2002

The next generation of mentors – parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, senior business leaders and advisors – play an important role in guiding the next generation of family members. Career planning strategies can help these mentors prepare the next generation for their roles in the family business

Katherine Grady is a Senior Associate with Lansberg, Gersick & Associates LLC, a family business consulting firm in New Haven, Connecticut. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

The next generation of mentors – parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, senior business leaders and advisors – play an important role in guiding the next generation of family members. Career planning strategies can help these mentors prepare the next generation for their roles in the family business

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