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About

Your Team of Trusted Experts

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.

Collectively, we can deliver support, advice and solutions that no single business adviser could ever do.

For Families in Business

Family Business is just about the oldest form of business on the planet – which is a bit weird, since it’s also one of the most difficult to get right, with its contrary mix of commercial (practical, financial and competitive) needs, mixed with emotional (nurture, respect and validation) overlays.

 Many of the human factors that foster great businesses – driven entrepreneurialism, courage and risk taking – create profound complications in family relations, especially for parents trying to be both a boss and a parent.  Pressures on their time and life focus often translates into low resilience and delayed skills development in their next generations.

FBCN’s collaborative professionals bring hundreds of years of combined experience, skills and knowledge into this arena.  These abilities are supported by shared training and commitment to a tried and tested best practice model for families in business that helps to produce happier families and stronger businesses.

If you’re facing challenges in your family business you can be almost certain they won’t fix themselves.  So please call now for an obligation free, initial conversation.  It may be the smartest call you make this year!

For Families

Many families go into business ventures together. The expectation is that all will go well and everyone will be financially secure. But – as we all know, that is not always the case. Fractures occur. They may be as a result of the dynamics between siblings, perhaps influenced by their spouses or friends.

 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.

For Advisers

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!

If you have family business clients that need some, or lots, of specialised help and/or you need to maintain independence from the “bill payer” to deal with a family situation, please call us now for an obligation free chat. Your clients will love you for it!

Get in touch! give us a call on +61 408 689 968 or send us an email by using a contact form.