Welcome to the Family Business Forum

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The mission of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum (FBF), is to provide professional learning opportunities to help family owned businesses maximize the overall well-being of their company and to assist with transition planning for the next generation of family ownership. The Family Business Forum is the only ongoing professional development and awareness-raising environment specifically designed for family businesses in western North Carolina.

The Family Business Forum is a membership organization that provides education, networking, and support to business families.  Members become better equipped to navigate the complex nature of owning a successful family business and keeping harmony within the family.

Membership in the Center is open to family and privately-held businesses.  Being a member-driven organization has been the foundation of our success.

More members means:

• Different perspectives
• Broader experiences 
• Greater relevance
• Better business relationships

Annual membership is structed for the size of your company.  Any family member, owner, or non-family employee may attend. All business owenrs are welcome to attend their first program for free.  Businesses can also pay per program their attend, but there are benefits for members only.