Serving and Supporting the Whole You

The Entrepreneur and Family Business Council (EFBC) is committed to serving our members by investing in three core principles: Emotional Intelligence (EI), Education, and Peer Connections. It is through these three focus areas that we are able to accomplish our mission of empowering entrepreneurs and family businesses.

EI is at the core of EFBC and sets us apart from other business groups. By learning and practicing EI, members take those skills back to their organizations to grow their ability to foster understanding, demonstrate empathy, practice effective leadership, and above all, navigate the complex interpersonal dynamics often associated with entrepreneurial and family businesses. Through education, we equip our members with the knowledge and skills that are essential to stay ahead in our ever-changing business landscape. Our peer connections rely on shared experiences and learning collectively from each other’s successes and failures.

EFBC is not merely a peer-to-peer business organization. We are a community that thrives on mutual growth and shared prosperity.


The EFBC educates and empowers people of family and entrepreneurial businesses through impactful programs and a unique community of peer support


Fostering a community of skilled, energized and inspired business people


Trust, Confidentiality, Openness, Growth

Great Leaders Never Stop Learning

EFBC knows that great leaders are always striving, always challenging themselves and others, and always learning. We provide a rich variety of events and programs to empower our members’ continuous learning and growth. Our holistic approach to education promotes learning from like-minded peers and shared experiences in addition to traditional teaching methods. Our Forums, small groups that meet monthly, are unique settings where leaders at all levels connect, share, and learn from each other.

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35 percent of Fortune 500 companies are family-controlled and represent the full spectrum of American companies from small business to major corporations


Family firms comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America


More than 30 percent of all family-owned businesses make the transition into the second generation. 12 percent will still be viable into the third generation, with only 3 percent of all family businesses operating at the fourth-generation level and beyond.

Who Are We: The Voices of EFBC