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Family Business Program

The University of Connecticut Family Business Program is a member-driven initiative founded in 1995 to provide professional advice, education, peer networks, and value to family-owned and entrepreneurial organizations.

Leaning on the academic backbone of UConn's School of Business, the Family Business Program offers an inimitable opportunity to learn about the unique challenges of family and closely-held firms from professionals and peers in an unbiased, confidential environment. Our goal is to help family businesses develop strategies and policies that will serve to perpetuate family ownership while helping them make advances in business strategy, organizational structure, management practices, human resources, leadership development, and succession planning.

Here at the University of Connecticut Family Business Program, we maintain a simple but critical promise to our constituents. We promise a dynamic educational experience rich in take-home value that will challenge your intellect, enhance your business skills, and prepare you to effectively manage conflict and achieve success in your interpersonal relationships and family-owned enterprise.

We invite family businesses to join the UConn Family Business Program and leveraging our core body of knowledge. There are many ways to participate: whether its by attending peer advisory groups, going to joint UConn & CBIA conferences, listening in on special seminars, opening your business to participate as a live case study to UConn's MBA and/or undergraduate business students, or learning about your personal and/or organizationals strengths/weaknesses through special coaching evaluations.


Robin Ann Bienemann
UConn School of Business Entrepreneur in Residence

Phone: +1 (860) 392-9268

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