The Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of owners, leaders, and alumni that work in, with or for a family business.
Founded in 2014 from a generous gift from John and Dyan Smith, the Smith Family Business Initiative provides education, networking and new knowledge for family business owners, successors, and students from across the globe.
A Cornell-wide program, the Smith Family Business Initiative was founded in 2014 with a $10 million donation from John Smith, MBA ’74, and his wife, Dyan.
In Part 2 of this series, Donnie and Earl offer a list of co-working spaces, initiatives, events, and resources for aspiring entrepreneurs at Cornell.
At the Cornell Family Business Roundtable, women from within the Johnson community and beyond gathered to discuss leadership and their family’s businesses.
Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D., a Cornell Family Business Scholar, shares his insights on some of the necessary tools a family business advisor must possess. Dennis will be leading a Master Class on Advising the Family Enterprise on March 6 in New York City. Family wealth advisors exist in several professions—law, accounting, banking and financial planning. Their … Continue reading To Help Families an Advisor Must Learn to Deal with Family Relationships and Differences
Daniela Scur, Assistant Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, recently delivered a lecture on “The Challenges of Family Business Research” for the Leaders in Family Enterprise class. Dayris Arias, MBA ’20, offered the following reflection based on her own experience as an entrepreneur and growing up … Continue reading Management in Family Firms: Reflections on Research
Having toured Red Jacket Orchards and having heard Brain Nicholson ’94, speak once before in a food/CPG industry course, I was looking forward to Brian’s visit to our Leaders in Family Enterprise class. I found myself able to relate with Brian on multiple levels as I have an entrepreneurial spirit and would love the opportunity … Continue reading Work on Yourself, Not Those Around You.