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How to Buy or Sell a Business

Oct
12
2016
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 sbdc@gvsu.edu 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 sbdc@gvsu.edu 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

Location

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