Expert Advice and Strategies for Family-Run Businesses at Penn State Behrend’s Entrepreneurship Conference

Penn State University hosts a Conference on Family Businesses

The Center for Family Business at Penn State Behrend is hosting a two-day conference on Entrepreneurship on May 15-16. The conference program will cover topics such as succession planning, board creation, minority-led businesses, and more. The center, an outreach effort of Behrend’s Black School of Business, hosts forums led by experts in the field, focusing on the unique needs of family-run businesses. Members of the center have access to Black School faculty experts, student researchers, and peer groups that discuss common issues and concerns. Registration is now open and details can be found on the conference webpage.

Featured speakers at the conference include Robert S. Castellini, Richard Seaman, and James Bly. Robert S. Castellini is the managing director at Sentinel Private Wealth Group, while Richard Seaman is the chairman of Seaman Corporation and the author of “A Vibrant Vision: The Entrepreneurship of Multigenerational Family Business”. James Bly is the managing director of US EY Private Family Enterprise. These individuals bring their expertise and knowledge to share with attendees and provide valuable insights into entrepreneurship.

The Center for Family Business is dedicated to supporting family-owned businesses by providing resources and networking opportunities. Their mission is to help these businesses thrive through education and collaboration with other industry professionals. With a focus on succession planning and board creation, attendees will have access to practical tools and strategies for ensuring their business continues to flourish in the future.

Minority-led businesses will also be a featured topic at the conference as they play an important role in driving innovation and growth within industries. Attendees will learn about successful minority entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles to achieve success in their respective fields. This session aims to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities to pursue their dreams and make a meaningful impact in their industries.

For more information about the Center for Family Business

The Center for Family Business at Penn State Behrend is hosting a two-day conference on Entrepreneurship on May 15-16. The conference program will cover topics such as succession planning, board creation, minority-led businesses, and more. The center, an outreach effort of Behrend’s Black School of Business, hosts forums led by experts in the field, focusing…

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