Date Posted: February 14, 2018

As economic conditions start to improve in WA, business owners should start to consider how they can manage this anticipated growth and whether their company is properly resourced to handle an improving environment. Do you understand the capacity for your business to grow? Do you have any constraints in terms of people, location and financial capabilities? There are various reasons why your business may not be able to grow... Read more

Date Posted: February 14, 2018

With January over in the blink of an eye and the Christmas holidays now just a distant memory, there’s officially no more excuses for settling right back into work mode. February is a great time to start putting some plans into action and begin preparing your business for 2018. While HR might not be at the top of your priorities, tackling some of these issues early on will help save... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

Name: Jeff Miles Company Name: The Business Doctor Website: thebusinessdoctor.com.au What is your area of expertise? Getting business owners to realise that their business is NOT them, but is in fact an asset that needs to be nourished, grown and ultimately passed on to the next generation or sold. The owners then need to move into the role of 'Guardian Angel' and help the new owners survive and prosper. Both the incoming owners... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

Name: Russell and Sok Bresland Industry: General Insurance Broking Business name: Bresland Insurance Group Website: bresland.com.au What generation is your family business? First - although in the business are my son and daughter who are both brokers. We also have my wife’s niece and sister-in-law as part of the business. What is your role in the family business? Managing Director. What is a major influence for you in the family business? A good working... Read more

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

The pressures of family wealth can be one of biggest causes of family disputes, often resulting in financial mismanagement or family breakdowns. Developing sound governance strategies can help save years of heartache, thousands of dollars in legal fees and most importantly, relationships between the family members. Far from just creating a comfortable existence, managing significant wealth, either created or inherited, can be one of the most difficult roles any person undertakes. We... Read more

Date Posted: February 9, 2018

It’s hard to believe we are already in February, where did January disappear to? Here at FBA, we have been busy putting together a great year of events, new initiatives and member value offerings. In particular, an exciting event calendar, the newly launched Emerging Leaders Program, finalising the We are Family Owned campaign and website and launching the Family Business Adviser Marketplace.  More information will be coming to you on all... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Tom Foristal Business name: Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery Business industry: Tourism Retail & Food Manufacturing Website: https://www.melbaschocolates.com.au/ What generation is your family business? 2nd What is your role in the family business? General Manager What/ who is a major influence for you in the family business? My major driver is to share and express the joys of my childhood with as many people that care to listen. Having grown up here at Melba's and with... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Name: Andrea Michaels Title: Managing Director Business name: NDA Law Pty Ltd Website: http://www.ndalaw.com.au/ How long have you been working with family businesses? We had a family carpentry business so pretty much all my life! As a lawyer, it’s been close to 20 years, mainly dealing with structuring, estate planning and business succession planning, tax advice, general commercial advice and governance. What’s one of the most common mistakes you see in family businesses? Not talking about the... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

It is so lovely to have a touch of warm weather after a particularly cold wet Winter.  We were fortunate to have a taste of that warm weather at the National Conference on Hamilton Island which we all enjoyed.  Scott and I always come back refreshed and enthused from what we learn at the conference and this year was no exception. Some of the standout presentations was the Masterclass with... Read more

Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Congratulations to the FBA head office staff in their preparation and execution of the FBA National Conference in Hamilton Island. A successful event that was attended by 45 South Australians. There was plenty of networking and it provided a much needed respite from the cold depths of an Adelaide winter. In 2018 the National Conference will be held in Alice Springs with confirmed dates about to be announced. Please check... Read more