In the US, big names like Walmart (above), Target and Ford owe their origins to family enterprise. In Australia, one out of every 10 family-owned companies has a turnover of more than A$50 million a year.
TWO of your fellow-shareholders in the family business are fighting over strategy. They're your cousins, and their dispute threatens the firm's commercial prospects. It's a common enough situation and if left to fester it can turn to disaster. What can you do? Call in the CEO.