Business Families Foundation
BFF PROUDLY WELCOMES THE GOERING CENTER FOR FAMILY AND PRIVATE BUSINESS INTO THE BFF AFFILIATE NETWORK
March 25, 2012
The Business Families Foundation (BFF) has been working for the past decade with a collaborative network of university-based centers for family enterprise and is welcoming new centers to join this Affiliate Network worldwide. It has recently welcomed the Goering Center for Family and Private Business (Goering Center), based at the University of Cincinnati. BFF, as a philanthropic organization, supports research and develops and disseminates educational material to family enterprises and professionals working with them, to help them be aware of, and address their unique growth and development challenges. The Goering Center, whose mission is to improve the vitality of family and private firms throughout the Cincinnati region, offers education, training and member connections for the region’s business families, and is introducing an accredited certificate in family business at the University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
BFF collaborates with a group of autonomous, university-based centers for family enterprises worldwide devoted to creating unique, enduring and respected continuous learning experiences in their markets. These centers provide a wide range of courses, services and activities to business family communities and are also providers of BFF’s Road Map for Entrepreneurial FamiliesTM in-class program.
“The Goering Center shares our values and those of our Affiliate Network members in their dedication and care in serving Business Family communities in their region through quality continuous education”, explains Dr. Pascale Michaud, President of BFF.
Members of the BFF Affiliate Network contribute to the shared goal of increasing awareness of the unique features of family-owned enterprises and entrepreneurial families by offering meaningful educational and continuous learning options for business family members, those who advise them and students in the field that may be helpful in anticipating and dealing with family business growth and development.
By joining the BFF Affiliate Network, the Goering Center will work collaboratively with BFF and members of the BFF Affiliate Network on developing additional educational material, supporting business family communities, and encouraging research in the field of family business.
About the Business Families Foundation:
The Business Families Foundation (BFF) is a non-profit, charitable organization established 21 years ago that provides education and support to family enterprises around the world. Launched and nurtured by business families helping business families, in collaboration with universities, the mission of BFF is to empower entrepreneurial families and those who advise them to address and resolve their issues and, in so doing, help them grow, develop and endure as the economic backbone and social fabric of their communities.
About the Goering Center for Family and Private Business
The Goering Center for Family & Private Business at the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business is a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses. Membership in the Goering Center benefits businesses of every size and industry. With the intent of accelerating business growth and sustaining family business harmony, the Goering Center helps members address the unique and critical issues facing family firms of all sizes including succession planning, leadership development, governance issues, communication techniques, compensation issues, conflict resolutions, strategic planning and advisory boards.