Date posted: November 6, 2015

It is hard to believe we are in November already, where has the year gone?  We are in the countdown to our final events for 2015 and busy planning a great line-up of learning and networking for our family business community next year. I hope that you will grab the last opportunity to join us as we gather at Dawsons Garden World on the 26th of November for our final event for 2015.  Come along to ‘Meet the Family’ behind this 104 year old successful family in business.

Throughout the year I receive many calls from family business leaders looking for advice and support on various topics.  For some it is personal support they are seeking, the need to connect with other like minded business owners, this is an easy one for me to provide an answer to. Our FBA Forum Groups exist for such a purpose and on joining the groups members have access to both business and personal support.  It is the harder questions such as how to start succession planning, how to manage conflict with family members, when to form a board, advice on legal, financial or taxation issues that can be a source of frustration.  But finding someone that understand them, their family and has the technical knowledge to help doesn’t have to be difficult.  This is where our great network of Family Business Advisers is invaluable.

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Until next time,

Lorraine Willis
State Manager – WA
Family Business Australia