Family Business Center

Celebrating 25 Years

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Next Generation

Family Business Breakfast Series


Friday, November 30, 2018

Every family business starts with an entrepreneur trying to solve a problem. To be successful across generations, family businesses need to continually evolve and adapt to market needs. Whether looking to launch into an acquisition, develop a new product or expand a market, the right entrepreneurial moves will help secure the business for future generations. We’ve assembled a panel of three family business leaders, who’ve had very different entrepreneurial ventures in their family businesses. Learn what decisions they’ve made and why, how family members have been given calculated chances to explore business growth, and lessons learned from starting new businesses, while staying true to the family’s mission.


  • Heather Manley, On-Demand Group
  • Jay Bruber, Persolvent
  • Larry Abdo, Abdo Market House

Moderator: David Deeds, Schulze Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas

First-time attendees are invited to join us for breakfast as our guest to see if it meets the needs of your family. Regular registration for one breakfast is $200 per family or sign on for the whole season (seven breakfasts) for $1,250.

Registration information to come soon.



Event Details:
Friday, November 2, 7:30 a.m.

University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Avenue
Woulfe Alumni Hall, Third Floor
St. Paul, Minn.

A note to family business advisors: The breakfast series is restricted to members of family businesses.


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