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.


EY Family Enterprise forums

Request an invitation for one of our complimentary virtual forums.
You’ll engage in discussions to power growth, operational excellence and longevity while also earning CPE credit.

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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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COVID-19: resources for entrepreneurs and private companies

The pandemic has required you to focus on fortifying your company today to steady and ready it for opportunities tomorrow.

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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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EY Global Next Generation

Market-leading global program for the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals.

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The EY 7 Drivers of Growth

Using the wisdom of thousands of high-growth businesses, the EY 7 Drivers of Growth is a tried, tested and trusted framework that can help you think differently about your business and successfully deliver your growth strategy.

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Unlock your ambitions

Ninety percent of EY clients are private, yielding experience that’s practical and deep.

Realize your ambitions with advisors to the ambitious.

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