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How to Buy or Sell a Business Workshop

Thu 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Buying and Selling a Business

The buying and selling of a small business are among the most important and too often over-looked topics an entrepreneur will face during the lifespan of a business. Buying an existing business is one of the best ways to obtain small business ownership and while many aging small business owners are eager to retire; many are looking to sell. It’s been estimated that only 5% of attempted business sale transactions are successful and this conference is targeting the small business owners least likely to have the resources or be adequately positioned to successfully complete these lengthy and difficult transactions. This conference is presented by a team of experts and concludes with a single panel discussion allowing sufficient time for networking with the speakers and presenters that include MI-SBDC specialists, small business owners, accountants, lenders, and attorneys. Participants will learn more about: - Steps to buying or selling a business - Post-acquisition planning, change management, and company culture - Tax implications, retirement, and estate planning - Positioning your business to sell - Transition planning for success WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2019; 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Registration beginning at 8:30 AM) WHO SHOULD ATTEND: New and existing business owners who are looking to purchase or sell a business, as well as accountants, attorneys, business brokers, financial planners, CEOs and CFOs. HOSTED BY: The Northeast and Northwest Regional Centers of the Michigan Small Business Development Center Northeast in partnership with the MEDC's Michigan Mainstreet Program. Pre-registration is preferred; however, walk-ins will be welcomed. Michigan Mainstreet members should call or email the Northwest MI-SBDC Regional Center to register at a reduced rate at 231-929-5060 or

Co-Sponsor(s): Michigan Certified Development Corporation (MCDC)

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact SBDC Northwest Region at 231-929-5060 or email to make arrangements. The Michigan SBDC program is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All MI-SBDC programs or co-sponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. *No refunds will be issued after February 15, 2019. **Online registration for this event will close at 8:00 AM on February 20, 2019. Registration will be available at the door the morning of the event (fee payable via check, cash, or credit card).

Fee: $ 75.00

Phone: 231 929-5060


Boyne City
City Hall
City Hall - Boyne City
319 N. Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712