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July 1, 2005

Family businesses start small and can take generations to get a foothold in a market. Caution is essential, especially when it comes to borrowing cash. But, say John Ward and Steve Waichler, families are in a good position to diversify and build niche brands

Steve Waichler is a director of Follett and president of the Follett Family Council. John Ward is Wild Group professor of Family Business at IMD in Switzerland and professor of family enterprises at Kellogg School of Management. www.johnlward.com

Family businesses start small and can take generations to get a foothold in a market. Caution is essential, especially when it comes to borrowing cash. But, say John Ward and Steve Waichler, families are in a good position to diversify and build niche brands

July 1, 2004

Finland may be a small country overshadowed by its dominant neighbour Russia, but has a tenacious family business sector powering a stable economy. Krista Elo-Pärsinnen reports

Finland may be a small country overshadowed by its dominant neighbour Russia, but has a tenacious family business sector powering a stable economy.

Finland's family businesses embody 'accountable ownership' with a face – they are arguably the backbone of the economy as well as the engine powering it. Their broad goal is not unlike family business owners the world over: to pass down an enterprise in a better condition than when they themselves took over.

July 1, 2004

Business continuity and disaster recovery have long been associated with banks and multinationals, but as any business caught in a crisis has learned, meticulous contigency planning is sound advice for all

George Malim  is editor of VanillaPlus magazine.

Business continuity and disaster recovery have long been associated with banks and multinationals, but as any business caught in a crisis has learned, meticulous contigency planning is sound advice for all

September 1, 2003

The Enterprising Family addresses many of the most critical challenges to family continuity. Though it may take more than a generation of time to develop, it is a vision for all families to keep in mind as they develop their future plans and policies

John L Ward is the Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg Graduate School of Management (USA) and the Wild Group Professor of Family Business at IMD (Switzerland). He serves on the boards of four family companies in Europe and the USA.

The Enterprising Family addresses many of the most critical challenges to family continuity. Though it may take more than a generation of time to develop, it is a vision for all families to keep in mind as they develop their future plans and policies

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