The concept of a state directory of family owned businesses is now in the development stage.
Listed in the directory will be members of the Wake Forest Family Business Center (Triad and Charlotte Metro), UNC Asheville Family Business Forum, and past winners of the NC Family Business of the Year recipients.
All member listings are free of charge, and all members, sponsors, and partners will receive a complimentary copy of the directory. The directory will not be given or sold to service providers for solicitation.
Members will be sent a draft listing for proofing that will include the following information:
• Name of business
• Brief description
All information is optional, just let your Family Business Center director know what information you want included or deleted.
There is an opportunity to purchase an ad in the directory. We are limiting the number of ads, so the offer is on a first come basis. Below are the options to purchase. An invoice will be sent, along with the ad specs after you email your choice to Cindy Clarke email@example.com.
The UNC Asheville Family Business Forum with the Strategic Partners is a resource to help business owners' maximizes the overall well-being of their business and to transition successfully to the next generation. The Family Business Forum is the only ongoing professional development and awareness-raising environment specifically designed for family owned and closely held businesses.
Guided by its members and supported by the Strategic Partners the Family Business Forum presents programs and activities that are meaningful and relevant to the membership. The programs originate from member feedback, hot topics of the moment, and other scientific methods family businesses put to use. Not many of us get it right the first time, so it helps to hear what the others are doing. Go to Resources to request DVDs of past programs. Be my guest at any one program to see if the Family Business Forum is right for you.
Research shows that two out of three family businesses do not survive into the next generation. And not just from the first generation to the second, but from any generation to the next.
Because family businesses make up more than 70 percent of all businesses, the tally of closures can add up.
There is a lot of information available on what the central causes are for family business failures – and thus, some guidelines on how to avoid them. Read more.