Despite increasing protectionism and pending trade wars, two out of three Swiss family businesses feel positive or even very positive about the forthcoming business year. The current European Family Business Barometer shows promising perspectives.
European family businesses are confident for the coming twelve months and would like to become more innovative over the next two years. This is the result of the eighth European Family Business Barometer, published by KPMG in collaboration with the European Family Businesses (EFB) association. The study asked 1,600 family businesses in 27 European countries during summer 2019. In Switzerland, 41 family entrepreneurs participated, providing additional information on core topics, such as digitalization, regulations and the shortage of skilled labor.