Financing Growth in Family Businesses

Financing Growth in Family Businesses

As we move past the financial crisis, the global economy has become thirsty for growth. While the BRIC countries escaped relatively unscathed and have...
family-business-governance-relationships

Family Business Relationships

In order to run a successful family business, having a proper governance structure, high profits, and global brand recognition is not enough; none of...
Implications of Global Economic Power Shifting to Developing Countries

Implications of Global Economic Power Shifting to Developing Countries

A notable shift in global economic power has taken place over the last decade, seen by many as a transition from West to East,...
Family Business Interview with Essa Al Ghurair, Al Ghurair

Family Business Interview with Essa Al Ghurair, Al Ghurair

Interview with Essa Al Ghurair, Al Ghurair Al Ghurair is one of the most prominent family business names in the Middle East. Diversified into many...
Learning to Compete in the New Global Marketplace

Learning to Compete in the New Global Marketplace

The dynamism of the global economy has created bountiful opportunities for Middle Eastern (ME) family firms. Eager to enter new growth fields, learn new...
4 Family Businesses That Have Successfully Internationalized Their Companies

4 Family Businesses That Have Successfully Internationalized Their Companies

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels Lebanon - M1 Group, Mikati Family The M1 Group was co-founded by Taha A. Mikati and his brother Najib A....
Family Business in Arabesque Architecture – The Naji Family

Family Business in Arabesque Architecture – The Naji Family

The Naji family has its origins in the great city of Fez - the former capital of the Kingdom of Morocco and one of...
Strategic Accounting for SMEs

Strategic Accounting for SMEs

Accounting and financial planning are often neglected aspects in SMEs. Reasons for this are sometimes a lack of time, a lack of skilled people,...
Pictet & Cie – A 200 Year Old Swiss Private Bank with all the Traits of a Family Business

Pictet & Cie – A 200 Year Old Swiss Private Bank with all the...

Swiss private bank, Pictet & Cie was established over 200 years ago in 1805 in the heart of Geneva’s old town. Today, it is...
‘Yes!’ to Reinventing the Wheel

‘Yes!’ to Reinventing the Wheel

Why it is Important to Ask 'Why?' in the Family Business Once procedures and habits are established in an organisation, it is often difficult to...