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08 May 2017
Succession
Finding out their preferred choice of successor would prefer to step back from the family business when owners are planning for retirement is a tough decision to accept. It can cause a significant headache for succession planning for the next generation.
02 February 2017
Adult adoption
In Japan only a small fraction of adoptions are of children; 98% of adoptions in Japan are actually of adults. Although this may seem like a bizarre concept to the Western culture, it provides them with a clever solution to a problem that is also faced by UK businesses, particularly family-owned ones.
20 December 2016
Family protection
It is natural for family business owners to be protective and want to keep the family business within the family. However, as new members are welcomed into the family, it is not uncommon for in-laws to want to be involved and play an active role.
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