Professor Stephen Roper has been in the news recently with the following stories:
"Keeping it in the family was often seen as the best way to run a successful business, but are we moving away from this traditional model?"
Passion is the key for working with spouses - The Mail on Sunday - August 2009
"Spouses rank as most trusted business partners"
A marriage of convenience - www.dealersupport.co.uk - August 2009
"According to a study commissioned by MORE TH>N BUSINESS in association with Warwick Business School, half the UK population (50 per cent) would choose to go into business with their spouse/partner rather than their own flesh and blood"
Farewell family firms? - www.realbusiness.co.uk - August 2009
"Small businesses across the UK are continuing to experience unprecendented levels of deflation resulting in rapidly declining operating costs. The cost of running a small business has fallen to -1.4 per cent deflation over the first quarter in 2009"
Declining operating costs for small businesses - www.mwponline.co.uk - August 2009