Family Business Center

Education for Your Business Family

Ownership Academy: Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family Business

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.

Whether launching into an acquisition, developing a new product or expanding your market, the right entrepreneurial moves will help secure the business for future generations.

The Ownership Academy: Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family Business is a logical first step for families looking to grow and nurture new ways of doing business. This highly interactive, four-session course will help your family identify potential gaps in your marketplace, cultivate new ideas to fit those gaps and look at the business from an entrepreneurial viewpoint. Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Develop and analyze new business concepts
  • Understand financial risk and rewards associated with change
  • Communicate opportunities to the family and business

Families work together with peers and expert faculty to implement a process to effectively identify and evaluate new business opportunities. With feedback gained in class, families are prepared to make decisions that can stabilize the business for the future. Participating families will:

  • Understand how to identify and weigh opportunities
  • Evaluate a market
  • Develop revenue estimates

Family businesses start with an entrepreneur and an idea. Learn the innovative approach that’s best for your family, positioning the business for success for generations to come.

Cost: $3,500 per family, including all materials

Meets from 9 a.m.-4p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8

Event Details:
Friday, February 20, 9:30 a.m.

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403