Donations and philanthropy – my weekly blog

I have previously written in a blog about how and why a family can build giving back into their family. Giving, particularly the amount, is a personal choice and decision. If giving does form part of your family’s values, then … Continue reading

Peace and family – my weekly blog

This time of year presents a great opportunity to bring your family together. Why? First and foremost, to demonstrate and reinforce that family and good relations are so important to you. Ah, the summer holiday season approaches. A time of … Continue reading

Planning, what is your time horizon? – my weekly blog

Building a business and running a business can be considered as two separate objectives.  Running a business can be all consuming, taking all of the available time in your day.  Succession planning’s goal is to build a business and pass … Continue reading

Dividend policies and expectations – my weekly blog

Succession also is about communicating to the family members about their entitlement to the profits of the company and distinguishing between “sweat” equity and return as a shareholder. It is important that families do not have expectations about their entitlement … Continue reading