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Fostering business innovation and growth.

The Center for Family Enterprise and Small Business provides a singular point of contact for family enterprise, rural and disadvantaged businesses, and will fill gaps within the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. We realize the dynamic impact family businesses have on the overall economy. Therefore, we invest in:

  • Opportunities to help owners build wealth for the family & future generations
  • Nurturing strong business practices, paired with education and mentorship
  • Enhancing outreach and resources for rural and underrepresented businesses
  • Growing innovation through access to support programs
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IT'S IN THE NUMBERS

With more than three decades of direct engagement, coaching and impact with thousands of small and family-owned businesses throughout the tri-state region, NKU understands small business, its needs, and most importantly knows how to support business growth.
$20.6M+
Capital Investment Raised Annually
22
Unique Business' Started/Expanded Annually
418
Jobs Created or Retained Annually
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Services

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Become a Member

To be considered for membership with the Center for Family Enterprise and Small Business, the applicant’s business must, by the following definition, be considered a family-owned business: “Any business in which the majority control lies with the family.”
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Contact Us

Dawn Parks
Director
parksd5@nku.edu

Nicholas Brophy
Assistant Director
(859) 448-8803
brophyn@nku.edu

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