Family-owned businesses have been misrepresented, misunderstood and overlooked for too long. Enterprising families like yours need to begin to work together to restore faith in the American dream by celebrating your historical achievements, and defining what is possible. The future of our country’s communities and economy largely depends on the future success of family business owners like you.
FEUSA’s educational efforts will help our government officials, opinion leaders and the public at large understand your issues. FEUSA will define the family business sector, emphasize your impact on the national economy, highlight your commitment to local communities, draw attention to your generous philanthropic efforts, and most importantly underscore the threats you face and the need for America to help foster the continued success of the largest employer in the country – family businesses.
This endeavor needs the support of family business owners like you from across the country to help us get out the message locally. FEUSA can provide the microphone, but we need you to provide the voice. We need you to join FEUSA and to help recruit other families to join our efforts as well. We need you to discuss family businesses at civic groups, chambers of commerce, universities and with other key constituencies, such as the media and policymakers.
Educating key stakeholder groups about the impact family businesses have on our country and the challenges that keep them from maximizing their potential are the most critical elements of FEUSA’s overall mission. By educating key stakeholders, increasing the number of active FEUSA members, and by taking our message to the halls of Congress to change the decision-making process, FEUSA will form a united effort that will help to sustain our country’s family businesses for generations to come.