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.
The Smith Family Business Initiative (SFBI) understands family business—how it operates, what makes it unique, and the impact it has on the global economy.
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Name: Sanveer Uppal Program: Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management Hometown: New Delhi, India Family Business: Textiles Post-Cornell Employer: TBD Favorite Hobbies: Traveling and Golf What makes family business unique? Family business is unique because it firmly follows the saying “You reap what you sow.” The success of a family business is based on the … Continue reading Student Profile: Sanveer Uppal
Name: Heena Sadhwani Program: Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management Hometown: Alpine, NJ Family Business: Jewelry Manufacturing Post-Cornell Employer: TBD Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Bollywood Dance What are some of the benefits of being part of a family business? Benefits of being part of a family business are the range of areas that you can observe … Continue reading Cornell student profile: Heena Sadhwani
A student in the Leaders in Family Enterprise class took the opportunity of reflecting on the numerous speakers and ideas presented throughout the semester to compose this letter to the members of their family business in the hopes of sparking a meaningful conversation about their future together. This is what that student shared. Dearest Family, … Continue reading A Letter to My Family (Business)