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Introducing: Self-Paced Online Strategic Business Planning Course for Family Businesses

In a first for Family Business Association, family businesses can now access an on-demand, self-paced online course to develop a tailored strategic plan. Introducing the Strategic Business Planning Course for Family Businesses, available now.

29 February, 2024
Family Business Strategy, Strategy, Strategic Planning, Article, Education Course
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Family Business Association (FBA) is proud to launch the Strategic Business Planning Course, an on-demand, self-paced online course designed for family businesses to develop a tailored strategic plan for sustained success. In an FBA first, this course will be offered in a self-paced online structure, allowing family businesses to progress through the 8 hours of content at their own convenience.

Delivered exclusively through FBA, this course will provide family businesses with the knowledge, tools and resources to develop a tailored strategic plan, instilling clarity, direction and a systematic decision-making approach aligned to the family’s vision, values and legacy.

“We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that family businesses face,” said Sarah Herft, FBA Education Program Manager. “With many competing priorities it’s important that you take the time to work on your business, as well as in your business. That’s why we developed this course, to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to align your objectives, plan for the future and improve communication within your family and business for sustained growth,” said Sarah. 

“We are thrilled to be expanding our education offering to family businesses with this course,” said Catherine Sayer, FBA CEO. “Providing an on-demand self-paced course structure accommodates for the busy schedules of family business owners and their teams, making it accessible to everyone.”

To ensure participants are supported throughout the self-paced course, FBA Specialist Accredited Advisor, Harry Kras, will be only a click away throughout the duration of the program. 

The Strategic Business Planning Course will ensure you:

  • Gain clarity on your business's current position and establish a vision for the future.
  • Identify your business's competitive advantage and unique value proposition.
  • Develop an actionable one-page strategic plan tailored to your business.
  • Learn powerful tools and processes to refine your strategic planning approach.
  • Gain tools and techniques to enhance the probability of successful change within your business.

“This is a course for the business, not just an individual,” said Sarah Herft. “Attending this course together will provide family members with a common vision and the tools necessary for strategic planning.”

The Strategic Business Planning Course also provides a solid foundation for FBA’s other family business specific courses, Planning Succession for Family Business and Governance and Directorship for Family Business, ensuring seamless succession and effective leadership.

“By instilling a deep understanding of strategic decision-making processes and business dynamics, the Strategic Business Planning Course prepares family businesses to navigate the complexities of succession planning and governance,” added Sarah Herft.

Start the Strategic Business Planning Course now and complete it, with your family, at your own pace.