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How to Buy or Sell a Business

Wed 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Buying and Selling a Business

The Michigan Small Business Development Center has assembled an experienced team of experts to discuss the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business. Who Should Attend this Conference? Those who are looking to purchase or sell a business, as well as accountants, attorneys, business brokers, financial planners, CEOs and CFOs. The conference will focus on questions such as: Buyers 1. How do I find a business to purchase? 2. How do I determine the purchase price to be paid? 3. How much is my business worth? 4. How do I finance the purchase? 5. How do I investigate the business once I find a target? Sellers 1. How much is my business worth? 2. How do I find a buyer for my business? 3. Should I finance the sale of my business? 4. What do I need to do to get my business in shape to sell? Buyers and sellers will separate into individual sessions targeting both tracks [sellers and buyers], followed by a session with buyers and sellers participating with a panel of experienced professionals. Focused sessions will cover specific challenges and opportunities. 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Registration, breakfast, and networking 8:30 AM to 8:55 AM – Opening Remarks 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM – Breakout Session #1 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM – Breakout Session #2 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Panel Discussion

Speaker(s): Brian Picarazzi, SBA Randy Rua, Rua Associates Steve Whitteberry, Invictus Mergers & Acquisitions Jonathan Siebers, Rhoades McKee Peggy Murphy, Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors Mike Moraw, Huntington Bank

Co-Sponsor(s): Michigan Business Brokers Assocaition Fifth Third Bank

Veterans' registration is free with proof of military service. Please contact for assistance and registration. If you would like to register for this training after 10/11/16 at 4:00 PM, please call our office at (616) 331-7370. Preregistration is advised but is not required--payments will be accepted at the door on 10/12/16. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact SBDC West Michigan at 616-331-7370 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.

Fee: $ 25.00

Phone: (616) 331-7370


GVSU L William Seidman Center
Grand Valley State University 1081 L William Seidman Center 50 Front Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504