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How to Buy or Sell a Business Conference

Wed 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

This event has been canceled

Topic: Buying and Selling a Business

The “silver tsunami” of retiring Boomer business owners is in full force, while, at the same time, Gen X and the Millennials are seeking opportunities to enter the entrepreneurial space. Whether you’re seeking to buy or sell a business, this conference will prepare you to successfully navigate the process as well as connect with experts who can assist you throughout all phases of the transition. Join us as MI-SBDC presents the How to Buy or Sell a Business Conference, where consultants and industry experts share tips, tools, and tactics to help ensure the success of your transaction and the transition process. Together, buyers and sellers will discover: • First steps in determining whether to buy or sell a business • How to maximize the value of your business • How to market your business and how to find a business for sale • How to form a Transition Team of experts to help you buy or sell a business • How to create a Transition Plan to keep you on track for success • The basics of valuation, due diligence, brokers, and financing • Implications for tax, retirement, and estate planning • Keys to successfully transitioning a business to new ownership • Post-acquisition planning, change management, and company culture The conference will conclude with a Panel Discussion of industry experts and business buyers and sellers who will share their knowledge and experiences. Lunch and resource materials are included. Registration will begin at 8:45 AM. Opening remarks will start at 9:00 AM. The conference will conclude at 2:30 PM.

Speaker(s): MI-SBDC Consulting Staff with expertise in the various modules.

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. *No refunds will be issued after September 20, 2018. **Online registration for this event will close at 8:00 AM on September 26, 2018. Registration will be available at the door the morning of the event (fee payable via check, cash, or credit card).

Fee: $ 75.00

Phone: (616) 331-7370


Muskegon Innovation Hub
Second Floor
200 Viridian Drive Muskegon, MI 49440