The Business Families Foundation Celebrates its 21st Anniversary

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The Business Families Foundation (BFF), a non-profit charitable organization providing educational support to family enterprises worldwide, celebrates its twenty-first anniversary with a coming of age.

"Business Families are inspiring – Be inspired" represents a new chapter for the Business Families Foundation’s globalization.

The Business Families Foundation (BFF), a non-profit charitable organization providing educational support to family enterprises worldwide, celebrates its twenty-first anniversary with a coming of age. Traditionally working behind the scene, BFF is now leveraging the power of societal networks and technologies to further extend its educational reach and impact to business families, professionals and students.

Since its founding in 1990, BFF has produced and distributed innovative educational multimedia material, has supported the establishment of University-based Centers for the education of business families, and has trained facilitators and mentors from various countries to aid business families and professionals.

The foundation, created by Philippe and Nan-b de Gaspé Beaubien, a business family with a long history of entrepreneurship, began with a personal quest to find answers to their own business family governance. Today, BFF is supported by a network of business families from around the world.

To mark 21 years of dedication, and to highlight the beginning of many successful years to come through a blended approach combining face-to-face educational training with virtual online learning, BFF has created a motto to guide future endeavours. “Business Families are inspiring – Be inspired represents a new chapter for the Business Families Foundation’s globalization. Developments include new innovative educational material, an expanding network of affiliates and partners, and broader reach to business families, professionals, and students in search of meaningful education on family business dynamics”, explains BFF’s President, Dr. Pascale Michaud.

Furthermore, in order to meet evolving educational needs of business family enterprises, BFF will be launching the first of a series of iPad apps, allowing users to access a wide range of educational videos and audio clips on the go. Details regarding this new educational tool will be revealed near its launch.

About the Business Families Foundation:
The Business Families Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides education and support to family enterprises around the world. Its mission 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.

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