Keeping it in the family

The importance of family businesses to the global economy is undeniable. According to the European Commission, they account for more than 60% of all companies in Europe and the Americas and about 50% of employment. But for many, succession planning can be a cause of anxiety, and there are many misconceptions around what is involved.

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The big themes for family businesses

Recently, I asked myself, “What could be a new and lively way to share the knowledge that EY and others have on family businesses?” So, with ideas from colleagues, we came up with the concept of the EY Family Business blog. What’s behind it? Well, I think it’s straightforward. EY experts, family business managers and academics will discuss ideas pertinent to global family businesses. New entries will be posted weekly.

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