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Family businesses are the backbone of society.

It takes hard work, persistence, and determination for a family business to succeed. Owners have the unique challenge of overlapping family and business systems, resulting in dynamics unlike any other type of organization. Prairie Family Business Association, the center for family business education in the Midwest, exists to help family business succeed for generations through quality education and networking. 

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From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power

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From typewriters to time tracking, family business shows staying power Chances are anyone who began in business [...]

Family business offers one-of-a-kind shopping experience

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Family business offers one-of-a-kind shopping experience There’s no shopping experience in South Dakota quite like Prairie Edge [...]

Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success

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Unconventional banker builds multigeneration success Frank Larson was not a typical banker. First, he was a lawyer, [...]

Member Reviews

Through PFBA membership, we were introduced to many family business experts who always seem to know what our next hurdle will be.

It was good for us to review the history of our business together and put in writing what exactly had allowed us to be successful. It was a helpful exercise to specify our business’s goals and values.
The Brockelsby Family, Reptile Gardens - Rapid City, SD
The NextGen program could not have come at a better time. I took away invaluable information and real-life situations that I brought to my family and management team to prepare for our future.