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January 1, 2005

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall’s greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a ‘magical place to work’. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

From selling postcards in his room at the Kansas City YMCA in the early 20th century, Joyce Hall's greetings card empire has become a financial giant. Hallmark has also been dubbed a 'magical place to work'. Scott McCulloch discovers the secrets of its success

January 1, 2005

The Simon family’s Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

Jim Grote is a development officer and freelance business writer in Louisville, Kentucky, jimgrote@hotmail.com

The Simon family's Publishers Printing Company has held its own against the corporate giants for some time. Loyal employees and reinvested profits have played no small part in the success, as Jim Grote discovers

January 1, 2005

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father’s son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Jenkins family parted ways with OFEX in a media frenzy that exposed anti-family business sentiment. But family principal Jonathan is every inch his father's son – he remains committed to championing the cause of enterprise. Melanie Stern reports

Someone – a distinguished captain of industry whose name and exact words escape memory – once said that a successful entrepreneur is one who manages to keep bouncing back from business failures.

January 1, 2005

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world’s oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn’t stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

Scott Mcculloch  is editor of Families in Business magazine.

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world's oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn't stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

January 1, 2005

Family firms represent around half the output of the UK’s privately-held economy. Even so, Grant Gordon believes there’s scope for improvement

Grant Gordon is director general of the Institute for Family Business (UK). www.ifb.org.uk.

Family firms represent around half the output of the UK's privately-held economy. Even so, Grant Gordon believes there's scope for improvement

Family firms are an important part of the backbone of the UK economy and the primary constituency where they are represented is in the small business sector. A Barclay's Bank survey carried out in 2002 noted that three in five firms with turnover of £5m or less are owned or managed by related family members.

January 1, 2005

Family businesses face continued uncertainty over their tax affairs

Scott Mcculloch is editor of Families in Business.

Family businesses face continued uncertainty over their tax affairs

Never has Britain's taxman been the source of so much pillow talk since a mild mannered Sussex couple were slapped with a stinging £42,000 tax bill. Their crime? They were a family business who shared their wealth.

January 1, 2005

Johan Lambrecht and Diane Arijs are respectively director and scientific researcher of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship, EHSAL-KU Brussel in Brussels.

"Any fool can make a fortune. It takes a man of brains to hold on to it after it is made."

January 1, 2005

It takes a lot more than entrepreneurial spirit to sustain a family and its long-term business success – vision, values and planning also play a role. The key, as Amy Braden discovers, is integrating them

Amy Braden is a managing director of JPMorgan Private Bank and head of its Family Wealth Centre in New York. www.jpmorgan.com/privatebank

Wealthy families with problems – business disputes, wayward children, expensive divorces – make for tasty media fare. What you won't often find in the news, however, are the families who have mastered the delicate art of successfully stewarding collective wealth for the benefit of family and society alike.

November 1, 2004

Theresa Flynt is no successor waiting in her father’s shadow. The daughter of controversial publisher Larry tells Melanie Stern how her Hustler-branded retail spin-off is bolstering LFP’s bottom line, as it arrives in Europe

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Theresa Flynt is no successor waiting in her father's shadow. The daughter of controversial publisher Larry tells Melanie Stern how her Hustler-branded retail spin-off is bolstering LFP's bottom line, as it arrives in Europe

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