Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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499 W. Main St.
@ the Riverview Rd. traffic circle
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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Peter Loveland 
SCORE Kalamazoo / SW Michigan 

The Key Elements of Selling, Buying and Valuing a Business 

SCORE and the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, in cooperation with KINEXUS invite owners interested in selling their business, and those interested in buying one, to join us for an informative morning, Saturday, May 20th.

Learn the factors to consider when putting your business up for sale, and how different buyers could affect your sale. Equally important, learn how to determine the value of a business from both the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective.

8:30 to 10:00 am. – What Happens to My Business When I’m Not There Any More?

Your business is likely the single most valuable asset you own. What would happen if you were no longer in the picture? This workshop will look at the causes, and practical solutions for selling your business, and includes:

  • Why it’s important to start with the end in mind
  • Protecting your business from death or disability of a key person
  • The parties involved in the sales process, from both the seller’s and buyer’s perspective
  • How different buyers (family, partner, third party) affect the sale process
  • How to get started on selling the business

Our presenter, Jaakko (Jack) Kasko, is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner with Dodds Wealth Management* and a Certified SCORE Mentor.

*Dodds Wealth Management*, 2610 Lakeshore Drive, St. Joseph, MI, www.brettdodds.com, 269-985-0200. NOTE: Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor.

10:15 am to Noon – Valuing a Business - Buy or Sell a Business at the Right Price

Get a solid list of steps to value a business, whether you are thinking of selling or buying.  It’s the way to make an informed decision and get to financial success.

Doug Osthimer, Certified Valuation Analyst and Partner, Kruggel Lawton CPAs**, will present ways to determine a business' value from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective.

Learn the business valuation data request process, and what a clear business valuation is. Understand how to get to a value determination number you can count on. Knowing how to value of a business helps you to negotiate through mergers and acquisitions, and is the key to the selling process.

** Kruggel Lawton CPAs, www.klcpas.com with oiffices in South Bend, Elkhart and St. Joseph, MI.

Those interested in selling or buying a business should register today.

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Registration, which includes all workshop materials, is $25 per person plus one (1) guest online with pre-payment by PayPal or Credit card.

If you register to Pay-at the-Door, the fee is $30 in cash or check for you and your one quest.