When we start up our little family businesses the whole area of succession or selling on of the business are issues we do not even think about. My first experience of family business succession was a very unhappy one as our family business Dwyer & Co ceased to trade in the 1980’s having traded for
I just watched a really thought provoking (short!) video by a colleague of mine, David Woods who operates in the United States - he works in the same industry as me. His big concern is the protection of families in the U.S. in the event of the premature death of the breadwinner in the household.
In 1996 I published a book about my story and that of my family business. I titled the book "Don't be afraid to dream" after my favourite quote, which I have adopted as a guiding philosophy throughout my career: Work smarter, not harder When you are working, work Take time to rejuvenate, to smell the