Date Posted: June 25, 2018

EWM Group has signed a new, three year sponsorship agreement with Family Business Australia (FBA), the peak industry body representing this key business sector. EWM Group joined FBA as a National Gold Sponsor in July 2017 and this re-commitment for an additional 3 years is testament to a strong brand alignment between EWM Group and FBA, and the value EWM Group offers to both family business members and Accredited Advisers. Greg Griffith, CEO of FBA... Read more

Date Posted: June 15, 2018

It is safe to say the majority of us can relate to working in an unproductive team. One that met regularly but didn’t achieve anything. One that had no alignment of purpose, vision and values. Unfortunately, we can probably all relate to one where we didn’t feel ‘safe’. Where we couldn’t be authentic and true without the fear of negative consequences. Where we were punished for our mistakes, rather than being... Read more

Date Posted: June 13, 2018

What do you do if you have made a payment, or received a payment, by mistake? Will you always be able to retrieve the payment, or are there some circumstances where the party who has received the mistaken payment can refuse to pay it back? This article will discuss your rights if you make a payment by mistake, or you receive a mistaken payment. What is a ‘mistaken’ payment? Before we consider these issues,... Read more

Date Posted: June 11, 2018

Name: Suzy Munt Role: Senior Manager, Tax and Advisory Company: BDO I help clients solve problems and grow their business to help them succeed into the future.  This may be through things like succession planning, family charters, business and strategic planning or business tools like financial modelling or reporting tools to help clients work on their business rather than in it. How long have you been working with family businesses? I have been working with family businesses since... Read more

Date Posted: June 11, 2018

Name: Lara-Jane Mitchell Company: Brisbane Bus Lines Industry: Passenger Transport What generation is your family business? 3rd Generation What is your role in the family business? Managing Director What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? My father and other long serving team with years of industry knowledge. What keeps you up at night? Safety What’s the key benefit of your FBA membership? The forum group.  Having the ability to discuss ideas and problems with other family business members is priceless. ... Read more

Date Posted: June 11, 2018

The first of a new era was launched on Friday 1 June, with the FBA QLD Insights Luncheon.  An opportunity for the family business community to come together to network and understand the importance of building relationships. Over 150 members and their connections attended the event at the Queensland Cricketers’ Club for what has been said to be one of the best FBA event in years.  Read my take on the event... Read more

Date Posted: June 4, 2018

THE CHALLENGE This privately-owned business was sitting on a ticking time bomb and didn’t realise it. At any moment, a business with over 40 years of entrepreneurship and old-fashioned hard work could potentially face a major emotional and financial disruption to their operation.   While their business had grown significantly, a lack of guidance and advice meant the companies insurance program had been left behind. The years of “rolling cover” left policies... Read more

Date Posted: May 30, 2018

FBA was created for members just like you. So it was wonderful to hear both local and interstate members share their stories at the annual Family Business Insights event recently. These businesses shared their rollercoaster stories of wins and failures, which we are now able to learn lessons from and use to strengthen our own businesses in the future. The September National Conference in Alice Springs will be another opportunity to hear... Read more

Date Posted: May 29, 2018

Firstly it was great to see so many of you at our Family Business Insights last week, it was a great day, thank you to each of our speakers including: Julie-Anne Black, Be Brilliant Now James Parnwell, TheOnlineCo The Hon Craig Laundy Norman Windell and Robert Mundy from Actron Air Chad Gates, Pronto Software Roger Vertannes, Leadership Counts Luke Harris, Harris Farm Markets Lynne Schinella, Lynne Schinella Consulting And of course our MC for the day, Philip Pryor, Morphthink... Read more

Date Posted: May 29, 2018

Name: Anna Cesarano Company: Doltone House Industry: Hospitality What generation is your family business? 2nd. What is your role in the family business? CEO What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? Continuing my late father’s legacy.  He passed away in 2008.  He was inspirational in shaping my values and work ethic.  He has been the driver and motivation for our growth. What keeps you up at night? I often think about the ‘what ifs'. I am often thinking... Read more