March 25, 2008

Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Hosts Family Business Seminar

On April 11, 2008, the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center is bringing in experts to help you set up and/or run a thriving family business.

 "Family-owned businesses face a unique set of challenges that must be addressed to ensure a solid foundation for the business and the family," said Brad Hancock, Assistant Director for the NEC. "This seminar gives them a chance to hear from experts and share their experiences with others."

The Family Business Seminar will be Friday, April 11, 2008, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Smith Hall, room 104. Cost is $149 for two attendees and $50 for each additional family participant. To register, click here .

Sam H. Lane, PhD., Family Business Consultant

Dr. Lane is a corporate psychologist who has specialized as a consultant to family business for more than 25 years. A member of the Aspen Family Business Group , Lane focuses on succession planning, developing family boards, conflict resolution, strategic planning, team building, communication, management development, organizational analysis and development, recruitment and selection, and training. He is co-author of Working With Family Businesses and Holistic Model: Rethinking the Role of the University-Based Family Business Centers .

Michael V. Bourland, Attorney, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel
Bourland is the founding shareholder of  Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C., a Fort Worth law firm. One of his major areas of practice is family limited trusts. Bourland travels throughout the U.S., speaking to Bar Associations and at universities. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times, BusinessWeek and Money magazine. 

David Minor, Director, Neeley Entrepreneurship Center
Minor is Director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center . He previously was President and CEO of Minor's Landscape Services, which he founded in 1980. The company became an INC 500 award-winning enterprise and one of the largest and most respected in the landscape industry. In 1998, Minor harvested his business and teamed with ServiceMaster, Inc. to consolidate the industry nationwide. As a Vice President of the newly formed landscape division, Minor helped lead the acquisitions and integration efforts of over $550 million in landscape division revenues.

The Family Business Seminar Series is partially underwritten byTGF Management Corp .


Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU