Family Business Center

Celebrating 25 Years

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Education for your business family

We are a vibrant learning community of business families, students, researchers and advisors and a trusted source of research, education and outreach. Committed to multi-generational success in business and families, we offer:

  • Family Business Breakfast Series – timely and educational networking breakfasts
  • Full-day courses for your family, such as Family Business Governance and Shareholder Responsibilities
  • Roundtable groups for members of family businesses to discuss, learn from others and overcome obstacles faced as members of business families.
  • Family business concentration for students through the Opus College of Business

Our offerings provide practical tools that are based on credible research and address the whole individual, family and business. We have been educating business families for 27 years. As one of the first university based centers, we have a unique understanding of the need for:

  • practical tools to help you make important decisions today
  • a community of support that understands your needs
  • connections to other members of the family business community
  • a trusted and safe environment to explore challenging issues

Upcoming Events

2018-19 Breakfast Series

Introducing the Next Generation to the Business
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Creating Family Unity
Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Next Generation
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Letting Go: Family Roles in Retirement
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Harnessing the Competitive Advantage of the Family Business
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Motivational & Compensation Strategies
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Succession through the Eyes of the Next Generation
Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 a.m.


Interested in joining our community of family businesses?

Contact us for information about how to enroll your family business and gain access to all our events and classes and to get help connecting with our family business advisers. familybusiness@stthomas.edu | (651) 962-4560