I've worked with many successful Australian family businesses over the years from a variety of industries - retail, construction, media, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, I could go on for days. What I love about family businesses is the tenacity each of them demonstrate. They're resilient. They're amazing.I have invested a lot of time in building strong relationships (because it fascinates me), but also I want to learn what keeps them up at night, and what makes them succeed. I have seen a real mix of personality types and traits whilst doing so! I feel fortunate to have built lifelong friendships with many of them. Some of these Australian family businesses have mentored me and given me sound advice, especially when I embraced my entrepreneurial spirit and started an online business project many moons ago.