Elizabeth Tan tried hard to avoid working for Heatwave Shoes, but "family is something that calls you back," she says.
There are three main options for family business owners who lack a successor, according to the experts.
Planning for inheritance appears to be picking up in Asia, but multi-national assets can cause complications, experts say.
Imagine watching your parents do long hours of back-breaking work in extreme heat, then signing up to do the same. These kids did.
Women get more top-level roles at Asian family firms, even if they aren't relatives, than in non-family ones. But the numbers are still dismal.
Winnie Chan took the time-honed craftmanship of her family business and gave it a very modern edge to create Bynd Artisan.
Successful family firms often bring in outsiders to fill key positions, but set themselves up for failure due to one common error.
The Firestar Diamond founder reveals how he found fame as a designer by learning from his family business, without ever joining it.
Heiress Poman Lo has a life lesson for any young person weighing up whether to work in the family business: don't stop dreaming.
Without backing from the family business or an inheritance, Indian women armed only with a big idea have won the funds to set up companies.
Poman Lo, vice chairman and managing director at Regal Hotels International, describes her experience joining her father's company back in 2000.
CNBC's Bernie Lo speaks with Hong Kong tycoon YS Lo and his two children, Poman and Jimmy Lo, who run Greater China's Regal Hotels.
Families that do business together may not necessarily stay together, as these high-profile fights demonstrate.
Tran Qui Thanh used his fierce survival instinct to build a firm that's attracted interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Tran Qui Thanh, THP chairman and CEO, tells CNBC how he turned the beverage company into a success at a time when entrepreneurs received little support.
CNBC's Pauline Chiou speaks to the daughters of the beverage tycoon Tran Qui Thanh to understand their motivations for joining the family business.
Marjorie Yang and Dee Poon agree on most things at the Esquel Group, including - importantly - the best way to button a shirt.
Sisters Majorie and Teresa Yang tell CNBC how they've managed to successfully run Esquel Group as second-generation leaders.
Dee Poon, chief brand officer at PYE, talks about the fashion company's changing customer base and what it takes to tailor a great shirt.