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January 31, 2013

How can business families encourage entrepreneurship among their members and what do future entrepreneurs need to remember? CampdenFB takes a look. 

1: Failure isn’t a bad thing
Most entrepreneurs will fail a couple of times before succeeding. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It hurts but I think you can learn a lot from that, if people around you are supportive,” says Johan Andresen, the fifth-generation owner of Norwegian conglomerate Ferd.

 

May 31, 2012

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

I wanted an opportunity to get some outside experience – get my feet wet really – before jumping into the family business. It is more valuable to learn by doing things on your own. You will make mistakes, sure, but you learn from them – it is just a different type of learning that you may not get by going directly into the family company.

December 7, 2011

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Organised by a division of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an organisation formed in 1992 by a group of Indian business tycoons, the awards focus on recognising entrepreneurship among Asian business stalwarts in the UK.

August 5, 2010

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs’ business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs' business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.
 
The Global Entrepreneur Indicator, launched by the Entrepreneurs' Organisation and Standard Chartered Private Bank, revealed that over the next 12 months almost all entrepreneurs (96%) predict their headcount will rise or remain the same, with more than three quarters (76%) predicting an increase.
 

July 21, 2010

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of founder Nicolas Hayek, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of Nicolas Hayek, the founder and widely heralded savior of the Swiss watch industry, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

September 1, 2007

Groupe Bel has grown from a small curing firm to the largest pre-cut processed cheese provider in the world. Marc Smith talks to fifth-generation CEO Antoine Fievet about the company’s history, its ground-breaking marketing campaigns and the world of cheese

Marc Smith is acting editor of Families in Business.

Groupe Bel has grown from a small curing firm to the largest pre-cut processed cheese provider in the world. Marc Smith talks to fifth-generation CEO Antoine Fievet about the company's history, its ground-breaking marketing campaigns and the world of cheese

May 1, 2007

Family-run VIP Petfoods has made a fortune down under. Having built up a large share in the Australian economy, the firm is about to expand worldwide. But how does it plan to change its USP in order to be accepted by western markets? Melanie Stern finds out

Family-run VIP Petfoods has made a fortune down under. Having built up a large share in the Australian economy, the firm is about to expand worldwide. But how does it plan to change its USP in order to be accepted by western markets? Melanie Stern finds out.

Melanie Stern is the former section editor of Families in Business.

March 1, 2007

Business-owning families are becoming savvier all round. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of philanthropy, where families are not only giving more, but giving more wisely. Andy Rosenbaum investigates the latest trends in giving

Business-owning families are becoming savvier all round. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of philanthropy, where families are not only giving more, but giving more wisely. Andy Rosenbaum investigates the latest trends in giving.

Andy Rosenbaum is a freelance writer based in the UK.

November 1, 2004

Parents are the most influential factor in unleashing the next generation's entrepreneurial development. Daisy Medici explains how parents can foster entrepreneurship by giving children permission to express their passions, experience failures and celebrate successes against a backdrop of family love, respect and core values

Daisy Medici is managing director of Genus Resources, a family business consulting firm.

Parents are the most influential factor in unleashing the next generation's entrepreneurial development. Daisy Medici explains how parents can foster entrepreneurship by giving children permission to express their passions, experience failures and celebrate successes against a backdrop of family love, respect and core values

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