Myth Busting Family Businesses

Myth Busting Family Businesses

When most people think of a “family business”, their mind instantly turns to some version of a little corner shop, most likely run by a husband and wife. If not that, as there are famous examples of very successful family businesses, then most would at least assume a few key characteristics about the business model.

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The Time for Succession in U.S. Family Businesses is Now

The Time for Succession in U.S. Family Businesses is Now

The low interest rate of recent years has created a very favourable environment for owners of family businesses to transfer ownership to the next generation without incurring high transfer and interest costs.

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New KPMG study shows nearly 60% of family owned businesses are struggling to find external finance to fund investment

New KPMG study shows nearly 60% of family owned businesses are struggling to find external finance to fund investment

A new KPMG global survey has found that 58% of family businesses are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but finding the right strategic investment partner can be challenging. While family businesses create more than 70% of global GDP, many say they find their fundraising options limited.

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The Time for Succession in U.S. Family Businesses is Now

News: Family owned businesses are critical for the economy

Family owned businesses are not just a South African phenomenon. There are many leading international brands that have started as a family concept, and have established themselves through the generations.

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Family Business Unit and KPMG Family Business Conference

News: Family Business Unit and KPMG Family Business Conference

KPMG, in association with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Family Business Unit, hosted its first one day Family Business Conference for members of family businesses to discuss some of the challenges they face. The topics discussed were leadership transition (succession), managing governance in a family business and how family businesses can expand into Africa.

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The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

Communication is the sending and receiving of messages. However, often we focus more on the sending part: “we need to communicate more” is misconstrued as meaning “we need to give more information”. But to foster effective inter-personal communication, attentive listening is paramount.

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The need for growth by KPMG [Video]

The need for growth by KPMG [Video]

KPMG Partners discuss the need for growth for family business, and how to achieve it.

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What is a Functional Family?

What is a Functional Family?

Many people think that it takes a very unique type of family to be able to work together without falling out constantly. The perfect, functional family.

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The need for growth in family business.

Fortune growing faster than family [Video]

Thierry Mulliez discusses the importance of growth in family business, and how to manage fortune.

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Philanthropy in the family business by KPMG [Video]

Philanthropy in the family business by KPMG [Video]

KPMG Partners discuss Philanthropy in the family business.   

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