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Family Business Case Studies

Business case studies for success to assist in the running of a family business.

Right Foot Forward

By CEO Online

A 161-year-old Australian footwear maker - Baxter Footwear - shares their experiences to thriving despite the high dollar and almost zero tariff protection. And it has survived the challenges of succession and is being run by the fourth generation of the same family.

Soft Touch

By CEO Online

When an entrepreneur's daughters took control of his business, fear of failure was a great motivator. But deciding who did what was the hard part.

Recipe For Success

By CEO Online

When a small-town family bakery grew into a national food giant, everyone’s roles - from the CEO down - had to change and grow. That was hard.

Making The Family Trade Pay

By CEO Online

Many family businesses fail at the second generation. But Hardings Hardware has made itself into an award-winner.

Everybody's Taking Care of Business

By CEO Online

If staff are given real responsibilities, they start to feel responsible for the success of the business too.

Performance Counts In Family Businesses Too

By CEO Online

Family businesses shouldn't be sheltered workshops for family members. Donelly Group chairman Bruce Donelly explains how to keep up performance standards.

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