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testimonial from Emily Schmitt, Sukup Mfg.

To us, the benefits and importance of family businesses networking together are clear. Our mantra, "family businesses are different," is not just a catchy phrase. We believe family businesses are different because of the unique challenges during their start up, and those which continue through the life of the business.

While every Iowa business faces challenges, we have found that there is a specific need for support in conserving family businesses in our home state. The focus of the University of Northern Iowa Family Business Center is to create a community of family businesses that will have the ability to learn about business governance, continuity, strategic planning, leadership transition and growth together. 

Whether you are currently struggling to create a family dynamic within your business, or if you feel your business is confident within functioning as family business, participating in the UNI Family Business Center is for you!


Are you interested in learning more?

Contact our team today at familybusinesscenter@uni.edu!