Every September, Australia celebrates National Family Business Day - a day designed to recognise the invaluable contribution family businesses make to the Australian economy, community and culture.
This year, National Family Business Day will take place on Monday, 19th September 2022.
Family businesses are the backbone of Australia, representing approximately 70 percent of all Australian businesses and employing approximately 50 percent of the Australian workforce.
Many of Australia’s largest and most loved companies are family businesses including Brown Brothers, Coopers Brewery, Akubra Hats, Haighs Chocolates, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Kennards Hire & Self Storage, Paspaley and Wittner Shoes.
But it’s not just the large businesses that make a difference. The local corner store where you buy your morning paper, the vet you take your dog to for its annual check-up, the plumber who fixed your leaking tap, they are all most likely family-owned Australian businesses.
All family businesses, no matter how small or large they are, have one collective thing in common. They all have a family business story to tell. Whether they’re a multi-generation business, a dynamic husband and wife duo or siblings – each of their businesses are interwoven with their family values and ethos. Family businesses aren’t just in business for profits. With your support, they are building a legacy and future for their families for generations to come.
National Family Business Day is a chance to celebrate family business in all its forms.