Family Business Day is held on 19 September in Australia and New Zealand. It’s designed to recognise the invaluable contribution family businesses make to the economy, community, and culture and is organised by the Family Business Association.
So many of the much loved and largest businesses across Australia and New Zealand are family owned. Iconic brands such as Brown Brothers Wines, Coopers Brewery, Akubra Hats, Haigh’s Chocolates, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Kennards Hire & Self Storage, Paspaley, A.H. Beard and Bakers Delight all started life as family businesses and many remain family-owned today.
But it’s not just the large businesses that make a difference. The businesses you deal with everyday are likely to be family-owned businesses like:
The local café where you get your morning coffee
The vet you take your dog to for its annual check-up
The plumber who fixes your leaking tap and blocked drains.
National Family Business Day is a chance to celebrate family business in all its forms. From the very large brands you buy from every day to the smaller operators starting on the journey of building a future for their family.
As a family business, you have a clear competitive advantage, customers trust family businesses. National Family Business Day is the opportunity for you to celebrate that. It’s more than a movement to buy local or shop small. National Family Business Day is about the heartbeat of business in Australia and New Zealand – family business.
Find out more from the Family Business Association website here