As we head into a new school year, we are very excited here at the Center for Family Business. We have recently changed our name which, on the surface, may not appear to be significant. However, as we join the ranks of the other Centers of Excellence (see http://business.fullerton.edu/centers.htm) here at Mihaylo College, we are positioning ourselves to be an even greater resource to family-owned businesses, and students, around Southern California.
While our focus will continue to be on providing excellent programs and relationship-building opportunities for our members, we are also reaching deeper, and wider, through this new brand. With over 150,000 family owned businesses, large and small, in Southern California, we are on a mission to provide resources, programs, materials, consulting relationships, and ideas for hundreds, if not thousands, of additional businesses from Orange County up to Ventura County, and everywhere in between.
We have recently launched the Los Angeles chapter of the Center for Family Business, and will be setting up satellite training centers in other areas, as well. To enable success for family-run organizations from the ground floor to the ceiling, we are reaching out to smaller companies who are striving to grow, and will be running quarterly workshops for these up and coming family operations.
With the addition of cutting edge research in family business, and the development of a first class library of materials, books, and white papers available to our members, we are positioning ourselves to be the premier resource for family owned businesses of all sizes in our region.
If you would like to learn more about the Center for Family Business, our programs, or how to become a member or partner, visit us at www.csuffamilybusiness.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 657-278-4182. We look forward to seeing you at our next workshops on September 18!
Ed Hart, Director, Center for Family Business at Cal State Fullerton