Family enterprise

Unlocking ambition in family-owned enterprises from one generation to the next.

Family enterprise owners face unique challenges as they balance their ambition to grow with the effort to build the family legacy.

Drawing from more than 100 years of experience supporting the world’s most entrepreneurial families, we have identified the success factors for family enterprise growth — the Growth DNA Model. This model and the EY 7 Drivers of Growth pinpoint the issues and areas of focus that will support family enterprise leaders in achieving their ambitions and building a long-term, intergenerational legacy. 

As trusted advisors to enterprise-owning families around the world, we have the experience, authority and programs such as the EY NextGen Academy to support families to grow from generation to generation.

How family enterprises are helping the world battle against COVID-19

Our latest blog shares inspiring examples of how family enterprises are rethinking their business models, supply chains and working practices to endure, and support those in need during this crisis.

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Supporting business through COVID-19

Discover how we can help you navigate the disruption, maintain business continuity and build enterprise resilience.

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6 things family business owners should be thinking about during COVID-19

How to set priorities and think about the future during a crisis?

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Family Business Characteristics in Slovenia

Family businesses make up the majority of enterprises in Slovenia. EY Slovenia collaborated with the Faculty of Economics, Universtiy of Ljubljana, to discover their characteristics and their role in the Slovenian economy.

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Alpinista na vrhu gore
Alpinista na vrhu gore

Slovenian winners of the EY Award of Excellence

Every year, EY Slovenia crowns one family-owned enterprise with the EY Award of Excellence.

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Growth DNA model for the family enterprise

We understand the unique challenges that family enterprise owners face as they balance their ambition to grow with the effort to build the family legacy.


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EY Family Business Award of Excellence

Celebrate with us this honor of excellence in family business, and meet the current award recipients.

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