Together, STEP and BFF wish to positively impact business families by ensuring that the professionals who advise them have a meaningful understanding of their unique needs
Montreal, QC (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
STEP and BFF support the joint goal of providing valuable educational and training tools to professionals working with business families, in order for them to better understand business families’ perspectives and needs, and address their challenges.
STEP will offer five structured STEP Continuing Professional Development credits for the successful completion of Business Families FundamentalsTM, an online course developed by BFF and helping the professionals who work with family enterprises better understand their unique dynamics. STEP members and members of STEP's Business Families Special Interest Group having successfully completed the online course will receive a Continuing Professional Development Award issued jointly by BFF and STEP.
“Together, STEP and BFF wish to positively impact business families by ensuring that the professionals who advise them have a meaningful understanding of their unique needs”, reveals Dr. Pascale Michaud, President of BFF.
STEP members and members of STEP's Business Families Special Interest Group can access the online course at: http://www.businessfamilies.org/STEP .
STEP and BFF wish to collaborate together on other future initiatives to promote quality educational support to family enterprises communities.
About Business Families Foundation:
Business Families Foundation (BFF) is a non-profit, charitable organization established 21 years ago that provides education and support to family enterprises communities around the world. Launched and nurtured by business families helping business families, in collaboration with universities, the mission of BFF 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.
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. Headquartered in London, England, it has more than 17,500 members worldwide in 81 countries. STEP is a multi-disciplinary organization with the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field, including: lawyers, accountants, financial planners, insurance advisors and trust professionals. STEP members help families plan their long-term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations, and comply with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.
About STEP's Business Families Special Interest Group:
STEP Special Interest Groups (SIGs) exist to support professional development and deepening of networks in focused areas of STEP practice. They offer group members the chance to network with other members with whom they have a shared specialism to discuss the subject and advance their knowledge in the area. The Business Families SIG was established in late 2007 to recognize the increasing prominence of business families and their family businesses. The group focuses on what makes business families distinct and their particular challenges. Memberships of STEP’s Special Interest Groups are open to STEP members and non-members alike. If you wish to become a member of the Business Families group and receive updates about their news, events and activities, please contact SIGs@step.org or visit http://www.step.org/SIGs/business_families.