Family Businesses

Growth Strategies

Hari Krishna Exports Founder Savji Dholakia On How Philanthropy Can be Geared Towards Climate Change

A conversation with Padma Shri laureate Savji Dholakia, the founder of the multi-generation family business, Hari Krishna Exports, on increasing access to water in rural India

Growth Strategies

Family Offices, A Trillion-Dollar Industry In The Midst Of A Historic Transition, Are Coming Out Of The Shadows

The most transformative aspect is the willingness of family offices to collaborate and share knowledge openly -a phenomenon sweeping the family office community- as they come out of the shadows.

Growing a Business

Is Your Family Business Giving Women the Short End of the Stick? Here's How to Recognize and Combat Discrimination.

The last place women might expect to experience discrimination is within their family business. But research shows it's a significant problem. Here's how to recognize and combat it in your business.

Growth Strategies

Wadi Al Amardi: The Family Business Transforming Dubai's Food Landscape

A conversation with Ghazal Saeed and Rakan Ismail Al Gergawi, co-founders of Wadi Al Amardi, on helping to transform Dubai's food landscape.

Leadership

Leading a Family Business with a Vision of Change

The skincare brand has forayed into different markets including Dubai, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Post 2019, it diversified into making its products available outside salons through pharmacies and modern trade.

Business Culture

Running a Family Business Means You Need to Prepare Your Kids to Take Over — Here's How to Do It Right.

Planning to pass on your business to your kids? Preparing them for the next phase of your business is a complex and multifaceted process — so here's what you need to do.

Entrepreneurs

Family Office And New Investments: What Does The Future Look Like?

India is a land dominated by family businesses, but how can family businesses be run as business families?

Growth Strategies

What It Takes To Be The Next Generation Of Family Enterprise Leader

In any family business, with the next generation begins to take the reins, a fresh flow of ideas and innovation is bound to take place.

Employee Experience & Recruiting

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Family Members in a Small Business

While conventional wisdom discourages small business owners from hiring members of the same family, there are actually smart and strategic reasons to do so — but there are still drawbacks to consider. Here's what you should know about hiring employees who are family members.

Growth Strategies

Building A Lasting Legacy: Why Heritage Wealth Planning Is Imperative For The Middle East

Each family needs to establish common values and consult wealth advisors together with heirs to prevent future misunderstandings, and thereby realize a smoother generational wealth transfer.

Business Process

Why Businesses Need to Diversify Everything Right Now

Diversification, when done correctly, can grant a business a certain relief when it comes to withstanding crises and global financial and professional turmoil. As tough as diversifying may be, every leader who is averting their eyes off it is exposing their team and business to risks, especially with the global market changing rapidly.

Growing a Business

How Home-Packed Lunches Became a Thriving Business

In this episode, "Mexican Mom" Gina Antimo and her husband Jaime Reverté share how they foster a welcoming, family-like environment in their restaurant through customer service and authentic food.

Leadership

How to Sustain a Family Business Across Generations

It can be tempting to assume the next generation is ready to take over your company and allow you to enjoy your twilight years, but you must ensure they have time to develop skills and realize their identity.

Leadership

A 4th-Generation CEO Reveals How to Avoid 'Succession''s All-Too-Real Dysfunction in Your Own Business — Family-Run or Not

Julie Charlestein, CEO of Premier Dental Products Company, shares four essential tips for a successful leadership switch-up.

Growth Strategies

What Family Businesses Need To Know About The New Legal Framework Governing Their Operations In The UAE

Only around 10 to 15% of family businesses in the UAE make it to the third generation.