The situation is like this. The government owns all the big businesses (utilities, large manufacturers etc) but allows family firms in order for economy to not completely grind to halt as the last collectivization brought famine and threatened revolt against the government.
The definition of family is nuclear family plus other family members if they live in a same household (grandparents, aunts/uncles). The government treats the private firms as necessary evil, there's no structures to support them like Small Business Administration and it favors states businesses as important employers are pure to party ideology.
I expect lot's of small and inefficient companies, probably good enough for farms, restaurants or corner stores but without enough clout to compete with large state owned businesses. Technology level is mid 20th century to contemporary days.
The country is small with population of several millions, during the socialist revolution it seized local businesses , nationalized the foreign companies (banks, railways). In the beginning it tried pure socialism experiment which brought famine and allmost brought the government down.N now they are satisfied with keeping commanding heights of the economy
What would be the culture of the families that would prosper in a socialist country which only allows family owned and operated firms to be run as private enterprises?
I need some ideas about the culture of those barely tolerated entrepreneurs. Things like size of the family, work ethic, thrift, honesty etc. Please note that the socialism is official dogma and proprietors and looked down upon somewhat like drug dealers & smugglers are looked down. They have the money but they don't have respect.