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  • When it comes to succession, some business families plan well and some don’t, whether the next generation is ready or not. Scott McCulloch reports.

  • Are robust labour markets and culture shifts drawing successors into sexy start-ups and pushing them away from ‘traditional’ family firms? Scott McCulloch reports

  • Feeling the burden of expectation in taking over the family business? Having fun is one way of lightening the load. 

  • Scott McCulloch analyses the investment potential of gold in the current climate

  • After marvelling legions of supporters for more than 50 years, family-owned NASCAR has not taken its foot of the accelerator. CEO Brian France tells Scott McCulloch how he is managing the business as the economic downturn bites

  • It’s been just over 50 years since Elia Nuqul and his sons built up the Jordanian powerhouse Nuqul Group – not bad for an enterprising patriarch whose trade booty once comprised humble consignments of chewing gum and shoe polish

  • UK demographics predict a sharp and rapid rise in the retired population by 2020. So sheltered housing for older people is big business. Churchill Retirement Living is a multi-million pound company and growing. Scott McCulloch inspects the foundations

  • Ernest-Antoine Seillière wants all things good and great for the EU and, ultimately, the French economy: rapid economic convergence, deep reforms to its labour markets and a big push to innovation. Will it happen, asks Scott McCulloch

  • Introducing private equity into a business can make a world of difference in terms of growth propects. 3i's Michael Queen tells Scott McCulloch how, in addition to capital, he can offer well-managed businesses strategic input and access to a global network

  • Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business.

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