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Mission Statement / Who we Are
The Family Business Association is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises. It provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience. The Family Business Association is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.
It takes hard work, determination and persistence for a family business to succeed. It also means being willing to take risks. Family businesses face the same tough challenges every other business endures but they also encounter a unique set of personal and professional challenges that non-family businesses could never imagine.
Despite these obstacles, family businesses power Massachusetts’ economic engine and are the backbone of the United States economy. Family businesses provide significant employment opportunities, revenue generation, economic growth, and are also traditionally active within their local communities.