Family Business United (‘FBU’) is delighted to announce the date for American Family Business Day that is taking place on September 14, 2022. US family businesses are the engine room of the economy with many of them having been around for generations. Recent studies have shown that around 80-90% of all private businesses in the US are family controlled and that family firms account for around 64% of US GDP, over 60% of all US employment and that they create significant wealth too.
As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, the organisation behind US Family Business Day explains, “There are millions of family firms in the US today and the contribution made by the family business sector in America deserves to be recognised.”
“The aim of US Family Business Day is to champion the sector, put family firms on the map and in light of the year we have all just been through, provide a sense of community, shared purpose and positivity for the future. Undoubtedly, as the nation starts to recover from the effects of the pandemic, family firms will have a vital role to play and be integral to the recovery across America.”
US Family Business Day 2022 is taking place on September 14 and a marketing pack has been produced for anyone wanting to take part which includes social media tiles and suggested posts. Family firms across the country are encouraged to share posts on social media that relate to their business using the hashtag #USFamilyBizDay. Order your complimentary marketing pack here
As Paul concludes, “We are looking to the future and hopefully US Family Business Day 2022 will be a chance to focus on the future, the next stages in the economic recovery after the pandemic, and an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contribution family businesses have made over the past year, their resilience in adapting to everything that has been, and continues to be thrown at them, and to be optimistic about the future of the sector too. Family firms are the backbone of the US economy and will remain so for generations to come.”
“We look forward to continuing to champion their cause on September 14.”
Sponsorship packages for the day, campaigns and events are available so please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Family Business United if this may be of interest.