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How Many of PH's Listed Companies are Still Family Firms?

An AIM study found that companies owned and managed by families still abound even after going public

Maria Elena “Maya” Herrera, chairperson of the Asian Institute of Management Department of Strategic Management, says that about 120 of the PSE’s 275 listed firms could be considered family corporations based on several ownership and governance indicatorsIn theory, the reason companies list ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 07, 2018 01:00:00
Run & Grow

Your Family Business Won't Survive If You Don't Plan for the Leadership Transition

You need to transition from "power player" to "people builder"

When advising family business owners, one of the biggest challenges I see clients grapple with is the transition from being "power players" who dominate every aspect of the company, to "people builders" who cultivate the next generation.Take the example of "Terry," who ...

by Lise Stewart  | May 07, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

50 Years On, Papemelroti Is Leaving More Than Just a Paper Trail

The family business is also introducing the all new Artisan's Workshop

You probably grew up with artsy trinkets and the trademark brown stationery from Papemelroti. If you didnât, then youâve most definitely seen their 20-peso planners and rustic home accessories decorated with inspirational quotes.The homegrown brand is a family affair that started in ...

by Ida Aldana for  | January 04, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Investment Returns on Family-Owned Firms Better Than Non-Family-Owned Businesses, Says Credit Suisse Study

PH is 11th in most number of large family-held firms among 25 countries covered by report

Businesses run by a family tend to perform better than companies that are not family-owned, according to a study by Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse.In its report on The Credit Suisse Family 1000 published last September, the firm concluded that family-owned ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 06, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Family Succession Planning: How to Do It Right

Here are 5 tips to make the handoff to the next generation a strong one

While succession is challenging for all businesses, it often becomes even more complicated when family relationships must also be considered. This overlap between business and family creates many obstacles to the management, growth and sustainability of these companies. Blurred boundaries between ownership and ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | July 07, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Brothers and sisters: How founders reach the top with siblings in tow

As an old song goes, they ain’t heavy ”" they’re your partners

Love them or hate them, our siblings could be our best-est friends or mortal enemies. With relationships often running on extremes, the business world has often advised: business and family don’t mix. So what gives?These company founders and entrepreneurial siblings share how ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Faith and family at work: A recipe for disaster or prosperity?

Personal issues will always be involved in business matters when working with your family.

Many small businesses are family owned and operated.Others are started by families and then grew into corporations. It is no mystery that these businesses involve family members working together and many of these families are faith-based in some capacity. While the idea ...

by Sandi Krakowski  | March 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The 5 commandments of running a successful business with your spouse

Because you need to be true partners in order to thrive and prosper.

Being an entrepreneur comes with a unique set of challenges but running your business jointly with your spouse can take that to a whole different level. Can this be a successful venture both personally and professionally? Absolutely. But it must be done with ...

by David and Carrie McKeegan  | February 28, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 parenting skills that make you better at running a business

Successful family business owners often blend good parenting with good business practices.

Business owners often think of their companies as "families," whether or not relatives work with them. Good mothers and fathers keep families running smoothly, and business owners can learn a few things from the parenting playbook, said Marion McCollom Hampton, a senior ...

by Gwen Moran  | February 21, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 keys to successful sibling partnerships

Manage your similarities and differences as you collectively aim for success.

Family may know you better than anyone, but should you be in business together? Sibling partnerships have a long history of huge successes, such as the Wright brothers, and huge failures, like the Kellogg brothers. There are even far more dramatic examples ...

by Matthew Toren  | September 20, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

4 secrets of blissful entrepreneurial power couples

Here are the 'rules of engagement' you should follow when working with your partner.

Running a successful business with your soul mate may seem like an idyllic dream. You are together all the time and can determine your mutual career destinies instead of spending many hours apart working for someone else.You get to build a meaningful ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | September 17, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

In-laws and order

If you want to get better along with your in-laws by deciding to hire them into your business, here are ways to first build trust for a more harmonious relationship.

It's no secret that in-laws working in the family business can be a pain. They may stir up trouble if they're dissatisfied with their working conditions or pay. Or they may become defensive if they think their spouse or other relatives are ...

by Patricia Schiff Estess  | February 16, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

On Fire: Gab Bustos and Thea de Rivera of The Girl + The Bull

At first, anyone can easily dismiss that these entrepreneurs are misfits for their business, but be inspired by how they prove otherwise.

There is nothing about The Girl + The Bull that looks like it was bound to be one of the year’s most successful, most talked-about restaurants. Everything about it was wrong, starting with its location, at an overlooked corner of a suburb ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | February 03, 2015 11:00:00