Family Business Success Stories

Graeme Lofts

'Family Business Success Stories' tells the stories of eight of Australia's oldest and best-known family-owned businesses, all of them more than one hundred years old: A. H. Beard, Brown Brothers, Bulla Dairy, Coopers Brewery, Dymocks, Haigh's Chocolates, J.Furphy & Sons and Furphy Foundry, and Samson Sadleirs Group. Around 70% of all Australian businesses are family owned and together they employ more than 50% of the Australian workforce. As Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder of Global Access Partners, says, 'Family firms are the engine room of the economy - but their embodiment of values such as trust and loyalty are of even greater value to society. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking of starting one, this book offers a wealth of wisdom'. If you own a family business or other small enterprise, author Graeme Lofts hopes this book will give you inspiration to continue to keep your business in family hands. If you work in a family business, it will give you a greater understanding of the challenges your employers face.

'A must-read for anyone interested in the business community.' - Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

About the Author:
Graeme Lofts' accomplished writing career spans three decades and collective sales of his books total more than 1.7 million copies in Australia alone. With a background in education, Graeme has written award-winning science textbooks, as well as two non-fiction books for general readers. His book Heart & Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine (Wiley, 2010) was shortlisted and subsequently ranked second in the New World Wines category of the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Dimensions: H 23cm x W 15cm x D 2.2cm

ISBN: 9780648479574

Publisher: Major Street

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 256