Family Business barriers in Slovakia
To summarize the recommendations leading to the mitigation of barriers currently encountered by Family Companies in Slovakia, based on the analysis, the Slovak Business Agency prepared a study Family Business Barriers in Slovakia. The almost eighty-page publication has six chapters in which the authors deal with the family business management, generational change, property succession, the family company dividing, etc. To achieve the goal, they also used interviews with family business representatives and with experts providing Family Business Consulting in addition to the theoretical background. The final chapters contain conclusions and recommendations not only for family companies but also for the makers of economic policy in the family business field.

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Forbes: Many family companies do not have a well-thought-out plan and respond spontaneously to a sudden crisis. They usually do it wrong…
Many companies are realizing a lack of preparedness only when a crisis occurs. Therefore it should be considered to think about how best to prepare for critical periods in time and to include these aspects in strategic planning. The founding members of the Partners of Family-Owned Companies association Michal Kukula, Managing Partner from nebotra consulting and Rastislav Mackanič, Client Partner from Amrop Jenewein, talk about this in an interview for Forbes Slovakia. The Partners of Family-Owned Companies association is a partner of a special June release focusing on the topic of Family Business.

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Forbes: The PRF association introduces the Family Business topic in its June release
Many family companies are going through a difficult period during which they have to deal not only with everyday responsibilities and often unexpected challenges but also with the future. This year’s ranking of the largest family companies, which is regularly compiled by the monthly magazine Forbes Slovensko, includes this fact too. Because of the pandemic, the solemn result announcement has been postponed to the autumn, but the June release of the magazine remained devoted to the family business. We are all the more pleased that the Partners of Family-Owned Companies (Partneri Rodinných Firiem – PRF) association has become a partner of this topic. The Family Business section, which presents inspiring stories of family companies or an overview of the problems they are currently facing, opens with an interview with Michal Kukula from nebotra consulting and Rastislav Mackanič from Amrop Jenewein. The two founding members of the association agree that many family companies do not have a well-thought-out plan and react spontaneously to a sudden crisis.

Forbes 6/2020 (Family Business section)…
Many family companies do not have a well-thought-out plan and respond spontaneously to a sudden crisis. They usually do it wrong… (interview with M. Kukula and R. Mackanič, Forbes 6/2020)…
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Trend: Even family companies need leaders
In their consulting practice, family business consultants often get in touch with an underestimation of succession preparation. One of the mistakes is that business family leaders are trying to find new themselves just in a younger edition. Managing Leadership Partner at Amrop Jenewein Igor Šulík is talking about family companies, leaders, and also new trends in leadership management in a joint interview with the owner and CEO of Human Inside Erika Matwij for the weekly magazine Trend. The article belongs to the Family Business series, of which Amrop Jenewein is a partner.

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Trend: The crisis will cogently test the quality of corporate governance
We do not yet know the depth of the current crisis, but it will affect everyone – even family companies. Finding a balance between short-term actions and a long-term perspective will be crucial for them. In the weekly magazine Trend, Matej Taliga, COO & Private Client Partner of Jenewein Group, and Michal Kukula, Managing Partner of nebotra consulting are talking about lessons, preventive actions, and the necessity for developing a crisis strategy. The interview opens a new Family Business series, whose partner is Amrop Jenewein.

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Trend: Amrop Jenewein is a professional partner of the Family Business series again
Amrop Jenewein has once again joined the strength of its brand with the Family Business series – its eighth sequel is published in five episodes by the weekly magazine Trend. Since the very beginning of its own (family) business in consulting services, Jenewein Group, including the Slovak Amrop, accompanies successful business families in the moments of their strategic decision-making and assists them in crucial business moments. Through the Czech-Slovak platform Jenewein.private, we provide them with service and support in the standard of a specialized Family Office, within which we base on expertise in several topics. These many years of our experience are portrayed in the Family Business series too, where the Trend magazine is introducing successful business and family stories, as well as solutions leading to the success of family-owned companies. We have joined with nebotra consulting for professional cooperation on this year’s series. Within the collaboration and alongside accepting the invitation to participate in two editorial interviews, we introduced the Partners of Family-Owned Companies (Partneri Rodinných Firiem – PRF) association. Its founding members are also Matej Taliga, Tomáš Bereta, and Rastislav Mackanič from Jenewein Group.

Trend 20/2020 (Part 5)…
Even family companies need leaders… (Interview with I. Šulík, Trend 19/2020)
Trend 19/2020 (Part 4)…
Trend 18/2020 (Part 3)…
Trend 17/2020 (Part 2)…
The Crisis Will Cogently Test the Quality of Corporate Governance… (Interview with M. Taliga, Trend 16/2020)
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InStore: I’ve built a successful family business… who will I entrust with it?
The political changes from the end of the last century brought freedom but also new opportunities for many people to do a business activity and build their enterprises. We have gained most of our experience and knowledge “on the go”, but many have succeeded in building successful family businesses that are one of the important pillars of the economy. However, many first-generation family business owners and leaders have recently come to an age when they seriously reflect on various issues…  Rastislav Mackanič, Amrop Jenewein Client Partner, answers many of them in the InStore article, especially those related to talent management and family constitution.

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Amrop Jenewein at the first annual Family Business Congress
The first year of the International Family Business Congress is postponed to September 9, 2020, from the original date at the end of March of this year. It will take place in Bratislava under the motto More than the business is at stake, organized by the Family Business Institute. As a part of Jenewein Group and with more than 30 years of family tradition, one of the family business pioneers Amrop Jenewein will be one of the thematic partners of the event with its workshop. The content will consist of three main topics focusing on the question Who should be entrusted with Family Business leadership?. In the beginning, we will show together how to choose suitable candidates for the management of a family business. We will describe the advantages, but also the pitfalls when the company management takes the members of the family or someone who is not a member of the family or a combination. In the end, we will look at how the three pillars of the family’s ecosystem and its family business can be linked: FAMILY – OWNERS – MANAGERS.

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Trend: Jenewein Group is a professional partner of the Family Business series
Family Businesses make up an important part of the economy in almost every country, and this is true across all industries and sectors. At Jenewein Group, also through our own family experience, we understand the specifics of the Family Business. We have been providing consulting for Private and Family Companies since our establishment in 1990, and we combine a unique portfolio of services in this area in the Czech-Slovak platform Jenewein.private. The extensive experience of our expert team has been applied several times in the partnership with various events, seminars or studies. Almost regularly we are a professional partner of the weekly magazine Trend’s Family Business series dedicated to the stories of successful Slovak family businesses and related topical issues. In this year’s autumn series, we entered into professional cooperation with ČSOB Advisory, nebotra and Ružička and Partners, while on behalf of Jenewein Group, we have written several topics in addition to the Jenewein.private platform introducing.

Family Governance – to make the family and its business work in harmony (M. Taliga, 50-51/2019)…
How to find a suitable director for your Family Company (M. Krekáč, online)…
The future of Family Offices is here today (M. Taliga, Trend 46/2019)…
Senior Leadership Advisory for Family Businesses & Offices… (Trend 44/2019)…
To the responsible business with the responsible ownership (I. Šulík, Trend 43/2019)…



Matej Taliga spoke about Family Business at the University of Economics in Bratislava
Working with students not only pleases us but also commits us. We’re happy when our cooperation is mutually inspiring. Just like the lecture of Matej Taliga, COO & Private Client Partner at the University of Economics in Bratislava, with whom he presented to third-year students as part of the Family Business course. For Matej, it was a meeting that he values more than others as the University of Economics in Bratislava is his parent university.



Trend: Let’s keep domestic companies in the hands of Slovak families
Since Amrop has lived through stories of Family Businesses for almost thirty years, within its advisory portfolio, it has been intensively engaged in support of Slovak Family Businesses and improving the space and conditions for their entrepreneurship and development. Also, therefore it has become a partner of another event organized by the TREND Forum. It took place on November 30, 2018 in Zvolen and under the title Let’s keep domestic companies in the hands of Slovak families, two main topics has become the main part of the program: Sureties of the search for new Family Business leaders and How to keep a company in the hands of family in good condition for real long time.

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Trend: Amrop is again a professional partner of the Family Business series
With the ambition to help Slovak Family Businesses and improve the space and conditions for their entrepreneurship and development, Amrop has long been supporting and developing the theme of Family Business. It is well known that Amrop, as a part of Jenewein Group, is devoted to the consulting for local and family businesses since its foundation in 1990 following the example of Austria, where the Jenewein brand has its roots. Many times, we have applied the long-term experience of our expert team as partners of various events, seminars and studies. We are almost a regular professional partner of the Family Business series of the weekly magazine Trend, where the editorial office is devoted to the stories of successful Slovak Family Businesses and related topical questions in 10 issues.

Trend 43/2018 ((Part 10)…
Trend 42/2018 ((Part 9)…
Trend 41/2018 (Part 8)…
Trend 40/2018 (Part 7)…
Trend 39/2018 (Part 6)…
Trend 38/2018 (Part 5)…
Trend 37/2018 (Part 4)…
Trend 36/2018 (Part 3)…
Trend 35/2018 (Part 2)…
How to save Family Businesses (Ako zachrániť rodinné firmy)…
Trend 34/2018 (Part 1)…



When HR does not do HR
Amrop, together with Západoslovenský regionálny klub (West Slovak Regional Club) HRcomm – Združenie pre riadenie a rozvoj ľudských zdrojov (HRcomm – Association for Human Resources Management and Development), organized the event When HR does not do HR. It took place on June 20, 2018 at the premises of the Pan-European University in Bratislava. Expert guarantors with invited guests from Family Businesses – Lucia Plačková, HR Manager, a food store Malina and Ela Homolová, co-owner of the second generation, company Homola, together searched for answers to questions: How about HR in small and Family Businesses?, Who does HR, wages, recruitment and training when the head of family is the boss of the company?, When is the right time and what is the right size for HR setting process? and How does it work in our company? – best practices from the real life of a Family Business.

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Amrop is the judge of Peter Slavomír Kompiš prize for Family Businesses
Peter Slavomír Kompiš prize – project of daily newspaper Hospodárske noviny was created with the ambition to highlight the Slovak family businesses which continue the tradition of its founders and management is passed down from generation to generation. At the same time, it is the prestige and satisfaction of hard work and the building of family businesses to the level that belongs to it. Announcement of results and the second annual set’s awarding took place on May 29, 2018 in the hotel Château Gbeľany. Peter Slavomír Kompiš was the owner and publisher of Hospodárske noviny and as well the founder of modern Slovak accounting and co-creator of financial terminology. Even this year, ten finalists from different regions of Slovakia wanted recognition of the jury and the readers of Hospodárske noviny.

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Trend: Various ways to really good family business
Since Amrop has lived through stories of family businesses for almost thirty years, it has been intensively engaged in support of Slovak family businesses and improving the space and conditions for their entrepreneurship and development within the advisory portfolio. That is why it became a supporter and co-founder of the topic Family Business, which for the fourth time, in the form of a ten-part series consisting of professional articles and stories of successful family businesses, was published by weekly magazine Trend. In addition to that, Amrop has become a partner of another event organized by the TREND Fórum. It took place on December 1, 2017 in Zvolen and featured two different themes: New Faces for the Future of a Family Business and Transfer of Family Business with Confidence and with No Arguments.

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Series Family Business IV and its partners…
Trend 6/2018 (Part 10)…
Trend 5/2018 (Part 9)…
Múdrym rozhodovaním k prosperite…
Trend 4/2018 (Part 8)…
Trend 3/2018 (Part 7)…
Trend 2/2018 (Part 6)…
Systém verzus ľudia…
Trend 1/2018 (Part 5)…
Trend 50/2017 (Part 4)…
Trend 49/2017 (Part 3)…
Trend 48/2017 (Part 2)…
Strategic Talent Acquisition…
Trend 47/2017 (Part 1)…



Amrop, partner of Peter Slavomír Kompiš Prize for family businesses
Peter Slavomír Kompiš prize – project of daily Hospodárske noviny was created with the ambition to highlight the Slovak family businesses which continue the tradition of its founders and management is passed down from generation to generation. Announcement of results and awarding was held on March 30, 2017 in Gbeľany and Amrop became one of the partners of gala evening organized in the framework of the regular meetings of HNClub. Peter Slavomír Kompiš was the owner and publisher of Hospodárske noviny and as well the founder of modern Slovak accounting and co-creator of financial terminology. In the first annual set competed ten finalists from different regions of Slovakia.

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Trend: Amrop the expert partner of series Family Businesses
Amrop has supported the theme Family Business for long period with the ambition to help Slovak family business and improve the space and conditions for their business development. Amrop as a part of Jenewein Group has been concerned with consultant services for local businesses since its inception in 1990 following the example of Austria, where the brand Jenewein has its roots. Many years of experience of its own team of experts was applied by organizing event How to maintain and enhance the company in the hands of family in December 2016. Weekly Trend also included in this year’s editorial plan the series of Family Businesses II which deal with the story of successful Slovak family businesses and related topical issues like in the first series.

Series and its partners…
Four advices of Amrop (Najlepšie rady na rozvoj rodinných firiem)…
Trend 4/2017 (Part 10)…
Trend 3/2017 (Part 9 – Amrop on the discussion forum Ako udržať a zveľadiť…)…
Trend 2/2017 (Part 8)…
Sebareflexia majiteľa je pre rozvoj rodinného podniku nevyhnutná…
Trend 1/2017 (Part 7)…
Rodinné podnikanie a tri kľúčové dohody…
Trend 50-51/2016 (Part 6)…
Trend 49/2016 (Part 5)…
Trend 48/2016 (Part 4)…
Trend 47/2016 (Part 3)…
Trend 46/2016 (Part 2)…
Trend 45/2016 (Part 1)…



How to maintain and enhance the company in the hands of family
Enterprises owned by Slovak families are a key part of our economy. The domestic entrepreneur would shift its business abroad because of the lower wages or softer environmental standards much less likely than foreign investor or investment fund. Amrop became a supporter of theme The Family Business and a partner of series of events organized by TREND Fórum. The ambition was to promote Slovak family businesses and improve the space and conditions for their business and development. The event called How to maintain and enhance the company in the hands of family took place on December 2, 2016 at the Hotel & Spa resort Kaskády in Sliač-Sielnica. The program had two main topics: Securing the succession in the leadership of the company and The Transfer of assets to the next generation.

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Business Leaders Club: Family businesses
The main topic of this year’s May conference named Business Leaders Club is the succession in family businesses. The regular organizer of this event in Slovakia is Forbes magazine. The conference took place at the Grand Hotel River Park in Bratislava on May 10, 2016. Participants, friends and subscribers to the magazine discussed how the family businesses can successfully manage a change and ensure the continuity of business, when is the best time to hand over the company to the next generation and how to manage the submission process. Rising generations revealed what new can bring into the functioning of the family business and introduce their view of the business and visions for the future. Amrop with long experience in the field of Family Businesses consulting became a partner of the event.

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Trend: Amrop as an expert partner of Family business series
The family business in Slovakia is gaining its esteem. With the number of companies it is already dominating in the economy and from the perspective of the employee representative it is becoming a serious partner. In order to contribute to the development of this area the magazine Trend ranked the Family business series into its editorial plan and in form of ten continual parts it wants to pay attention to the stories of successful Slovak family businesses and the most up to date topics in the family business area. And therefore the consulting company Amrop Slovakia became one of three expert partners of this project. One of the expert topics from a wide portfolio of Amrop Slovakia processed by competent specialist from Family Business Practice will be part of five continual parts.

Series and its partners…
Trend 24/2016 (Part 10)…
What all need to talk…
Trend 23/2016 (Part 9)…
Trend 22/2016 (Part 8)…
Management Buy-In…
Trend 21/2016 (Part 7)…
Trust and loyalty are the basis…
Trend 20/2016 (Part 6)…
Succession – internal and external?…
Trend 19/2016 (Part 5)…
Trend 18/2016 (Part 4)…
Trend 17/2016 (Part 3)…
The specifics of relations of owner – manager – family…
Trend 16/2016 (Part 2)…
Trend 15/2016 (Part 1)…



…almost family gatherings with the focus on family business
Gbeľany
After last year’s successful meetings in Vrakúň and in Malá Ida The Family Business Practice of Amrop Slovakia and the company RSM TACOMA Family Office organized the third professional seminar with the unchanged name …almost a family gathering with the focus on family business on March 18, 2016. Both organizers welcomed almost thirty guests in nice restored mansion in Gbeľany and they created optimal conditions for exchange of the expertise and personal experience of owners (and their successors in many cases) of family business that achieved remarkable success in Slovakia. Professional program traditionally included topics such as the family property protection, family constitution and family relations and the establishment and management of family holding. Amrop talked about succession, respectively the identification and education of possible successor and the setting of relation between the owner and the external manager. In free discussion and follow-up interviews the guests appreciated the timeliness and attractively of topics and in many cases they continued the discussion on specific and individual solutions. The success of the event and the positive effect on satisfaction of guests had also excellent cuisine and pleasant environment.

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…almost family gatherings with the focus on family business
Malá Ida
After the extremely positive feedback rating of the June meeting were the Amrop Slovakia’s Family Business Practice and the company RSM TACOMA Family Office transferred to Eastern Slovakia, on Friday, November 6, 2015. In the hotel Slamený Dom*** in Malá Ida was organized an expert seminar with interesting title … almost a family gathering with the focus on family business. Both organizers created optimal conditions for exchange of the expertise and personal experiences of owners (and their successors in many cases) of family enterprises, that achieved remarkable success in Slovakia. As a part of expert program the presenters gave their time to the topics such as the family property, family constitution and family relations and the establishment and management of family holding. Amrop Slovakia talked about the succession, respectively the identification and education of possible successor, then about the setting of relation between the owner and the external manager and about moving from the owner’s role to the role of consultant and strategist or the search for new opportunities outside the company. The meeting was attended by Martin Krekáč, chairman and owner of Jenewein Group, who was involved in free discussion and follow-up interviews. Guests appreciated the timeliness of topics and in many cases they will continue the discussion on specific individual solutions. The success of the event and the positive effect on guest satisfaction had also excellent cuisine and pleasant environment.

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…almost family gatherings with the focus on family business
Vrakúň
On June 5, 2015 Amrop Slovakia’s Family Business Practice and the company RSM TACOMA Family Office organized an expert seminar with interesting title …almost a family gathering with the focus on family business. The event took place in the exclusive hotel facilities of Amade Chateau Hotel**** in Vrakúň, where both organizers created optimal conditions for exchange of the expertise and personal experiences of owners (and their successors in many cases) of family enterprises, that achieved remarkable success in Slovakia. As a part of expert program the presenters gave their time to the topics such as the family constitution and family relations, development and maintenance of a family holding or even the protection of family property. Amrop Slovakia talked about the succession, respectively the identification and education of possible successor, then about the setting of relation between the owner and the external manager and about moving from the owner’s role to the role of consultant and strategist. The main program continued with free discussion and meetings in a confidential atmosphere, while the great cuisine and the opportunities for relaxation also positively influenced the success of the event and guest satisfaction.

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Family business does (or not) stay in the family
The advisory and analytical institute European Public Policy Partnership (EPPP) in cooperation with consulting company Amrop and Slovak Business Agency has carried out qualitative research among Slovak family businesses. Its research results summarized into a study Family business does (or not) stay in the family. The aim of the study is to open discussion about family business problems, legislative shortcommings related to family business as well as in the area of internal setting up of the family in favour of the family business.