Date Posted: May 23, 2018

Dear FBA members, With the new financial year fast approaching, it is head down as we work hard to deliver on our value proposition to you - helping family businesses succeed! Next month we will launch our new website which will dramatically improve the way our members can interact and engage with FBA. With easier navigation and a clean layout, the new site will be a lot more user friendly , making it... Read more

Date Posted: May 22, 2018

COS is Australia’s largest privately owned office products supplier, servicing over 5,000 business customers across Australia and offering thousands of products used in today’s modern workplace including technology, kitchen and cleaning, furniture, print and promotional items, and office supplies. COS supports organisations of all sizes by making the selection and delivery of office supplies easy, streamlined and cost effective, allowing organisations to remain focused on business critical activities.  What... Read more

Date Posted: May 9, 2018

Paper Stork are your custom invite, card and envelope specialists. They understand how busy life can get, so they've got a range of templates for you to choose from. Your event planning just got easier. They take care of the printing and mailing! Paper Stork offer a range of ready to go templates, all you need to do is upload your own pictures and type in your own text and they will print... Read more

Date Posted: April 17, 2018

It is always daunting to follow someone like Roz, in anything. Whether it be presenting at a conference, or as Chair of FBA QLD, she's a hard act to follow - she exudes confidence, intelligence, strength, professionalism and has a keen eye for straight shooting. She has always given her time and vast business and family experience to FBA QLD very willingly, and particularly over the last 4 years as... Read more

Date Posted: April 13, 2018

I am very pleased to be writing my first State Manager’s column for NSW. As many of you know, I have come from being the State Manager for FBA in Victoria. I am fortunate to bring with me a knowledge of FBA, but my biggest challenge is to now get to know the members here in NSW so if you see me at an event please do come and introduce yourself! My... Read more

Date Posted: April 13, 2018

Name: Jim Cowan Role: Managing Director Company: Caliba Group Jim has worked for manufacturing and mining corporates for 15-years before starting up Caliba Group 8-years ago. Caliba Group assists businesses to reduce their operating costs by improving their procurement practices. How long have you been working with family businesses? We have been assisting large corporates for the past 8-years, and have been involved in helping family businesses for... Read more

Date Posted: April 13, 2018

Insurance brokers at Gallagher are observing a sharp increase in the number of cyber-attacks experienced by their clients. And they are not alone. Each day, approximately 1.5 Australian businesses experience a data breach that is large enough that must be reported under the recent changes to the privacy legislation. It is no longer a case of if your business experiences a breach in cyber security, but when. With the... Read more

Date Posted: April 13, 2018

We are well and truly into the swing of 2018 with many businesses already starting the planning for 2019 I am sure. Before we get ahead of ourselves and I confirm the details of our celebrate 18 event in November, I would like to bring us back to that of the immediate future and the amazing events we have coming up; including an outstanding State Premier Event - Family Business... Read more

Date Posted: April 12, 2018

I would like to introduce myself as the new Victorian State Manager and I am already meeting so many wonderful people. I am really enjoying being part of the FBA team and want to thank everyone for their support and generosity so far. The We are Family Owned Emblem campaign is kicking off and we are getting very positive feedback from our Victorian members. Have you seen the new... Read more

Date Posted: April 12, 2018

Name: Adam Genovese Company: Genovese Coffee Industry: Coffee Roasting What generation is your family business? 3rd Generation What is your role in the family business? General Manager What or who is a major influence for you in the family business? My father (Danny) and my uncle (Ray). I started working with them and my grandparents when the business was still quite small.  Together we’ve done... Read more