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  • The Small Business Act (SBA), which was adopted by the European Union in 2008, incorporates 10 principles, one of which states: “EU and Member States should create an environment within which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive”.

  • Why do conflicts occur in family businesses and what can be done to resolve them? Grant Gordon attempts to find some answers

  • Family businesses are increasingly being forced to look outside the family when recruiting the next generation of management. Grant Gordon discusses the results of a survey from the last IFB conference which reveals that family businesses are still an attractive option

  • Family firms represent around half the output of the UK’s privately-held economy. Even so, Grant Gordon believes there’s scope for improvement

  • Strategic Planning for the Family Business,
    by Randel S Carlock and John L Ward, London: Macmillan-Palgrave, 2001

  • Friday, 14 June 2002 saw a gathering in London of over 100 family business delegates from home and abroad for the inaugural IFB National Forum Conference.

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