More than three-quarters of all businesses in Germany are family-owned, ranging from owner-managed companies to listed family businesses in which families with majority interests exert a controlling influence over board decisions.
The majority of family businesses are found in Germany’s famous Mittelstand. Thanks to an impressive portfolio of research, advisory and Executive Education services, Frankfurt School offers a broad range of professional development options optimised for small and medium-sized enterprises. By providing your workforce with continuing education, you are setting your company on the path to future success. Strategic, far-sighted succession planning also plays an important role in preserving family businesses. Only with a suitable succession plan in place can companies be sure of surviving for generations to come.