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!

What’s the secret of Swiss Champions' success?

This publication explains how Swiss Champions address the challenges of globalised markets and digitisation (Industry 4.0).

 

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The high art of family governance

This study reveals the challenges facing Swiss family businesses, focussing on how to orchestrate the owner family.

 

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Visionary family businesses

Success runs in the family – a maxim that holds more than a kernel of truth. Family business are the backbone of the Swiss economy.

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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

 

Research and insights

Swiss Champions 2017

Swiss Champions 2017

Swiss Champions stehen selten im Rampenlicht einer breiten Öffentlichkeit. Dennoch machen sie als Weltmarktführer in ihrem Markt von sich reden – weil sie mit ihren Produkten und Leistungen weltweit Erfolg haben. Swiss Champions sind von Gründern, Familienmitgliedern oder externen Unternehmern geführte Firmen, die mit innovativen Lösungen, soliden Finanzen und einer auf Generationen ausgerichteten Weitsicht den Unternehmensstandort Schweiz stärken und weiterbringen.

Digital transformation: How mature are Swiss SMEs?

Digital transformation: How mature are Swiss SMEs?

Swiss SMEs vary in terms of their degree of digitisation. This study reveals that digital maturity correlates positively with the size of the organisation, and negatively with the age of its management. Many of the companies that are furthest down the road to digital transformation are in the telecoms and media industry or the public sector (the latter also includes foundations). The energy, utilities and healthcare industries lag the furthest behind.

Marc Secretan

Partner Assurance, Leader Family Business and Public Sector in the Romandie, Geneva

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Didier Ehret

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

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François Burgat

Director Tax & Legal Services, Neuchâtel

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Stéphane Jaquet

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Sion

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Gerhard Siegrist

Partner, Leiter Wirtschaftsprüfung Gesundheitswesen, Aarau

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Thomas Brüderlin

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

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Roman Leimer

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

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Hans Martin Meuli

Leiter Geschäftsstelle, Chur

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Roberto Caccia

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Lugano

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Bruno Häfliger

Partner Assurance and Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Luzern

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Bruno Räss

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

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Claudio Tettamanti

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

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Eduard Hotz

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

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Pascal Wintermantel

Director Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Zug

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Roger Kunz

Partner Assurance, Leader Family Business & Middle Market, Zurich

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Our Expert

Norbert Kühnis

Assurance Partner, Leiter Familienunternehmen und KMU, PwC Switzerland

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