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Family Business Success Stories tells the stories of eight of Australia's oldest and best-known family-owned businesses, all of them more than one hundred years old: A. H. Beard, Brown Brothers, Bulla Dairy, Coopers Brewery, Dymocks, Haigh's Chocolates, J.Furphy & Sons and Furphy Foundry, Samson Sadlier.
Around 70% of all Australian businesses are family owned and together they employ more than 50% of the Australian workforce. As Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder of Global Access Partners, says, 'Family firms are the engine room of the economy - but their embodiment of values such as trust and loyalty are of even greater value to society. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking of starting one, this book offers a wealth of wisdom'.
If you own a family business or other small enterprise, author Graeme Lofts hopes this book will give you inspiration to continue to keep your business in family hands. If you work in a family business, it will give you a greater understanding of the challenges your employers face.