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PFBA and EOS® Worldwide Announce Partnership to Help Family-Owned Businesses Survive and Thrive

Posted in   |  September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020 – SIOUX FALLS, SD – Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA), the premier resource for family businesses to grow, engage, transition, and prosper, is excited to announce its partnership with EOS Worldwide (the Entrepreneurial Operating System®), to help family-owned businesses survive and thrive.

Prairie Family Business Association provides family businesses with the tools to succeed through high-quality education and collaboration. Recognizing that family businesses are vital to local economies, PFBA helps them succeed in their second and third generations and beyond. 

EOS has helped thousands of businesses achieve more revenue, growth, and profit while delivering a better balance of life to business owners and leaders. This partnership enables both organizations to strengthen their support for family-owned businesses by providing a game-changing business operating system backed by a supportive network dedicated to their continued success. 

The Entrepreneurial Operating System was developed by Gino Wickman and described in his best-selling book, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business. More than 80,000 companies are currently using EOS tools to improve the operational value of their business, with nearly 400 trained EOS Implementers® who help businesses master leadership and execution to gain traction on their business goals. In these challenging economic times, EOS prepares business leaders for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

“Among families in our membership who choose to implement EOS, we are seeing more clarity for owners,” says Stephanie Larscheid, PFBA’s executive director. “These family business leaders are experiencing greater fulfillment and are more confident in executing their vision. It is clear that family businesses that implement EOS are likely to have a more seamless transition from one generation to the next. The work that EOS does for family businesses aligns with our mission to provide tools needed to successfully transition the family business.”

“Two-thirds of privately held companies are family businesses,” says Kelly Knight, EOS Integrator. “These entrepreneurs are part of the backbone of society, taking a long-term view of investments, relationships, and core values. By partnering with PFBA, more family business owners will be exposed to the greater stability and control that EOS has brought to so many entrepreneurs around the world. We’re so proud to partner with PFBA in helping family businesses get more of what they want out of their businesses.”

As part of this new strategic partnership, EOS will provide family-owned businesses with free access to EOS tools, and dedicated support for businesses interested in finding Professional EOS Implementers®. PFBA and EOS will also continue to work closely together to deliver EOS training workshops, talks, and books as part of PFBA’S education and outreach programs. 

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Prairie Family Business Association was founded in 1993 and today is an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. PFBA supports more than 200 family businesses and their advisors with relevant programming, support, and education for members across the region including in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Learn more at


EOS Worldwide is based in Livonia, MI. Since 2008, EOS has provided entrepreneurial leaders and managers with a complete system and a set of simple, practical tools for getting everything they want from their businesses. The Entrepreneurial Operating System effectively strengthens businesses of any size in any industry, aligning all human energy and resources to achieve desired results. For more information about EOS, please visit