What You Need to Know to Advise Family Business Owners on Startup

Kirsten Taylor-Martin, Partner at Grant Thornton“What we find with family businesses is they have a really clear vision. It might just be one family member’s vision, but because it is family, everyone gets on board and they support and believe in it”, says Kirsten Taylor-Martin, Partner at Grant Thornton.


We sat down with Kirsten ahead of her presentation next week, to talk about the benefits of family businesses and the key complexities that you need to be aware of. You can watch the full interview below.

You can hear more from Kirsten at next week’s Family Business Advisory Conference in Sydney on Friday, 1 November.


Kirsten Taylor-Martin is a Partner at Grant Thornton and an accredited advisor with Family Business Australia and Family Firm Institute. With a passion and deep understanding of her industry, Kirsten has developed a specialist knowledge in the area of Family Business advisory in Australia. Kirsten has extensive experience helping families develop tailored governance structures to suit their family needs. She has been involved in developing a Grant Thornton approach to succession planning in family business which has successfully set businesses up for the future generations. Kirsten works together with you, the client’s accountant to ensure the collaborative service approach is seamless to the client. Kirsten has a genuine interest in the family business story. From the moment a family business discusses their business with Kirsten, they instantly feel she is just as passionate about their business’s success as they are.

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