A Study of Family Businesses

This first study aims to know characteristics and development strategies of family business.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Costa Rican Chamber of Family Enterprises (CACEF) performed a study of family firms, which aims to determine current dynamics of family businesses, their characteristics and future succession strategies, professionalism and international projections.

From this research, a final report will be published to compare results obtained from other Latin American countries.

Elfinancierocr.com reports, "The study is worldwide and aims to determine characteristics, development strategies and internal dynamics of large, medium and small family businesses in the country."

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Micro-Enterprises in Costa Rica

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In 2017, microenterprises in Costa Rican households generated 768 thousand jobs, and increased their activity by almost 13% compared to 2015.

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Nicaragua: Family businesses and tax law

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Current law prevents the family businesses -most companies in the country- from making training expenses of their family member employees tax-deductible.

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