SME and Family Businesses

In which direction is your company growing?

No growth, no future. But growth is not just a cookie-cutter concept – each company has its own visions, ideas and goals. There is a common denominator, though: growth means changes for a company, and quite often for the family as well. Small- and medium-sized enterprises therefore need to have a strategy that cleverly aligns the objectives of both the company and the family. We help you to do precisely that!

How we help you improve

With our interdisciplinary consulting concept that takes into account the full range of owner- and business-related issues. To this end, PwC has its own board division as well as many consultants that specialise in family businesses and SMEs.

As the Family Business and SME Leader at PwC Switzerland, I have the opportunity – together with my partners and colleagues – to help make the heart of Switzerland’s economy beat even faster. Each day brings a new challenge. Digitisation. Globalisation. Succession planning. Family governance. We’re here for you. Not with clever talk. Not with a know-it-all attitude. And we don’t deliver a strategy without implementing it. We work for the success of your company.

Norbert Kühnis Partner, Family Business and SME Leader, PwC Switzerland

Current themes

Process optimisation for SMEs

Greater efficiency thanks to process optimisation. Our teams have extensive experience of the issues involved in outsourcing and restructuring.

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Data & Analytics

Optimise your data assets. Make faster and better decisions. Work more efficiently and save money.

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Data Protection

We help you identify the data crucial to your survival and success as a business, as well as offer solutions to keep them safe and in line with privacy regulations.

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Corporate Taxes

The Tax Proposal 17 brought a set of new measures that concerns SMEs and family businesses. We complied all relevant information and insigths on this subject.

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Succession Plan

For your business to thrive today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, early succession planning is of paramount importance.

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Business plan and controlling

Turns your idea into reality and persuade potential investors to come onboard with a compiling business plan. 

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Events and cooperation

Our main focus is to foster sound exchanges between family business and entrepreneurs to address relevant issues. To do so, we organise insightful events, trainings, and seminars around the year.


INTES Academy | Details for 2019 will follow

INTES Workshops | Zürich

4 December 2018 - Workshop on how to deal with core issues in family businesses and companies 

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5 December 2018 - Workshop on the role in the family business

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Intes Academy

Discover the last edition of Intes' Unternehmerbriefs: "Fremdgeschäftsführung im Familienunternehmen". In German only.

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Research and insights

Wir stehen Ihnen in Ihrer Region zur Seite

An 15 Standorten in der ganzen Schweiz vernetzen wir lokales, nationales und globales Know-how zu Ihrem Vorteil.

Gerhard Siegrist

Partner, Leiter Wirtschaftsprüfung Gesundheitswesen, Aarau, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 26 10


Thomas Brüderlin

Partner Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Basel, Basel, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 55 79


Roman Leimer

Partner Tax & Legal, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Bern, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 77 24


Hans Martin Meuli

Leiter Geschäftsstelle, Chur, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 66 16


Marc Secretan

Partner Assurance & Diversity Leader, Geneva, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 96 95


Didier Ehret

Partner Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market Romandie, Romandie, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 82 99


Roberto Caccia

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Lugano, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 65 29


Bruno Häfliger

Partner Assurance and Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Luzern, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 63 50


François Burgat

Director Tax & Legal Services, Neuchâtel, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 67 86


Stéphane Jaquet

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Sion, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 82 13


Bruno Räss

Partner Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, St. Gallen, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 72 20


Claudio Tettamanti

Market Leader Liechtenstein, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Vaduz, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 74 46


Eduard Hotz

Partner Tax & Legal Services, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Winterthur, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 71 65


Pascal Wintermantel

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Zug, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 68 05


Jürg Niederbacher

Partner Tax & Legal Services, Zurich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 42 93



Norbert Kühnis

Leiter Familienunternehmen und KMU, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, Zürich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 63 63