We are a group of over 20 independent professionals from varied but complimentary backgrounds and skills. We work collaboratively and seamlessly to help our clients unravel and address the complex problems that are unique to families who work together in a privately owned business.
Our skills vary from law to psychology, from business operations to human resources and from risk management to specialist taxation. All of our members were invited to join us based on their high levels of experience and knowledge specific to the family business environment, but of course, in their own area of professional practice.
Rather than allowing the situation to slowly worsen, proactive action can “nip the problem in the bud”.
Solutions could be to engage a counsellor or mediator to identify the issues and then work on a solution. The key is to get in early. Other stresses such as relationship breakdown can be addressed by the use of Binding Financial Agreements.
Every FBCN adviser is an expert in one or more traditional professional disciplines, in addition to our individual family business expertise.
We collaborate with each other to provide best possible services to our family business (and other) clients, believing that almost every family business assignment requires a broader range of skills than any one of us can provide as individuals, or as members of larger, single focus, professional firms.
We offer these same skills and processes to advisers outside our network who are trying to deliver necessary outcomes to their own family business clients AND have the courage and honesty to recognise that they can’t deliver those outcomes without some extra help.
In these situations we operate as “disposable experts” – coming in to help do what needs to be done for your clients, with a commitment to: (a) work collaboratively with you and make you look good through the process; (b) never poach your clients; (c) move on as soon as the task is completed.
We promise to leave you in full control and with an enhanced client relationship – after all, you’ve just selflessly helped them to get the practical results they needed!