The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University


About our Partner

The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University is a membership organization with the mission of enabling privately-owned businesses to achieve dreams for their business, family, employees, community, and stakeholders by providing access to industry leaders, resources, networks, and education. Members of the Center benefit from educational programming centered around culture, governance, leadership, strategic planning, succession planning, and family harmony. One of the additional benefits includes joining a Business Leader Forum group to create a peer group. This is similar to a personal board of advisors and comes with access to business and thought leaders across the state.

Starting


Training and Development

The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University gives businesses the resources to grow through educational programs and workshops. Topics include culture, leadership, governance, strategic planning, succession planning, and family harmony. Members of the Center also have access to an extensive network of business and thought leaders across the state and have the option to join a Business Leader Forum group to create a personal board of advisors consisting of a group of professional peers. To attend an event, check out their full event calendar.


Growing


Growing a Business

The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University provides educational programming centered around culture, governance, leadership, strategic planning, succession planning, and family harmony. In addition, members can join a Business Leader Forum group where entrepreneurs can discuss growth challenges with their peers. Click here for more information on their programs to help you grow your business.


Overcoming Obstacles

Human Resources
The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University offers programs and workshops designed to help you build an all-star team and create an attractive culture. To attend an event, check out their full event calendar.

One-On-One Business Advising
The Business Leader Forum (BLF) program at the Center for Private Business helps address the issues faced by entrepreneurs. Forums consist of peer business leaders from across NC who serve as each other’s “personal board of advisors.” These forums provide business owners with a safe and confidential environment to share challenges and enable members to grow both personally and professionally. Interested in joining a forum? Click here to submit an interest form.

Workforce

Training Programs
The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University gives businesses the resources to grow through educational programs and workshops covering topics including culture, leadership, governance, strategic planning, succession planning, and family harmony. Members of the Center also have access to an extensive network of business and thought leaders across the state and can join a Business Leader Forum group to create a personal board of advisors consisting of a group of professional peers. Visit cpb.wfu.edu for more information and a full calendar of events.

High Growth Entrepreneurship

Counseling and Training

For high-growth entrepreneurs, The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University provides counseling and training to help you build culture, establish effective leadership and governance, and create strategic and succession plans for your business. Members of the Center also have access to an extensive network of business and thought leaders across the state and can join a Business Leader Forum group where they can collaborate with professional peers in a confidential small group setting. Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Business Advisory & Incubation
The Business Leader Forum (BLF) program at The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest helps address the issues faced by entrepreneurs. Forums consist of peer business leaders from across NC who serve as each other’s “personal board of advisors.” These forums provide business owners with a safe and confidential environment to share challenges and enables members to grow both personally and professionally. Interested in joining a forum? Click here to submit an interest form.

Transitioning Ownership

The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University hosts workshops addressing succession planning several times each year. In addition, their Business Leader Forums enables entrepreneurs to discuss strategic planning and succession strategies with their peers in a confidential setting. Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Networking

Business Associations

The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University hosts a variety of receptions and events through the year that connect entrepreneurs with business leaders across the region. To attend an event, checkout their full event calendar.

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The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University

200 N. College Street,
Charlotte, NC 28202

(203) 339-2424

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