The Center

The University of Northern Iowa Family Business Center was born out of a program focused on valuation, succession and transition planning. While working with companies in this space, the team recognized that a majority were family-operated. We know that family businesses face unique challenges during their start-up and throughout the life of the business, so we set out to meet a need in Iowa. Now, we are a large team that connects family leaders from all over the U.S. 

From our location in the middle of the Heartland, the UNI Family Business Center has a large network of resources to set you up on a trajectory for success. Reach out to us to start a conversation, say hello, and learn how we can help you and your family business thrive.

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Mark says...

“The FBC is the place we go to find what's happening in the industry. It's shocking how open the speakers are about their experiences. It is immeasurable to a family business like ours to have that access.”

Mark Doll
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Find us at UNI

The UNI Family Business Center is a program of the Business & Community Services (BCS) department under the College of Business. ‌BCS houses 12 programs that deliver assistance to the doors of clients in all 99 Iowa counties. BCS works with businesses, entrepreneurs, communities and governments, providing a wide array of services from marketing research and business incubation, to environmental compliance assistance and economic development. The BCS brand of Building a Better Iowa continues to grow to cater to the needs of Iowa businesses providing unsurpassed expertise and knowledge.‌

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