Why does my business need specialized support?

Your family business is presented with many unique opportunities, but also faces significant and unique challenges because of its need to balance the competing and ever-changing needs and interests of the business, family and ownership.

Many families attempt this delicate balancing act on their own because they feel siloed and also because they do not realize there are experts trained to help family businesses.

The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship exists to bring this expertise in the family enterprise field to the greater Philadelphia region, where there are thousands of entrepreneurial families, like yours, that need additional support and guidance in navigating the complexities of a family business.


Our Mission

The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship provides entrepreneurial families the support, guidance and tools necessary to increase long-term competitiveness, ownership prosperity and family unity for generations to come. Backed by the thought leadership of the nationally ranked Haub School of Business, we incorporate interactive education in family business, with a deliberate focus on peer-based learning and accountability. The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship brings together the dynamic regional family business community and cultivates learning opportunities and relationships that help families develop a robust network of family business peers, trusted advisors and tools to promote successful transitions.

Our Vision

The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship envisions itself as an authoritative leader in the family business community – regionally, nationally and globally. We provide access to specialized family business support, guidance, tools and research based on academic study and practical understanding. We strive to develop deep, trusted relationships with the family business community and to provide ample opportunities for family businesses to cultivate their own networks of trusted peers and advisors.