Buffalo Niagara SCORE

serving Allegeny, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties


SCORE Buffalo Niagara 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road
Lockport, NY  14094


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Important Considerations Before Buying Or Selling A Family Business - 09/25/2019 - C0045 


This seminar offers a unique perspective--from a business owner's view regarding family and privately-held companies. The presenter was president of his family's 77 year-old business (a commercial kitchen design and distribution firm serving the food service, health care and hospitality industries) before selling it in 2014. Some of the areas covered in this seminar will include Owner's Personal Assessment and Goals, Selection of Advisors, Preparing Company for Sale, and the Owner's Transition, as well as other topics.

Pre-registration is required and non-refundable. Cost $20

Veterans $10

Appetizers included.  Cash bar.  

About our Presenter

Jim Bedard joined his family’s business, Buffalo Hotel Supply, in 1996.   In 1999, Jim was named President of BHS succeeding his father. He oversaw the company until December, 2014, when he and his three sisters sold the 77 year-old, 4th generation business to Lorraine Capital, a locally-based private equity firm.

Under Jim's leadership, BHS received numerous awards and recognition, among them being ranked by Business First as one of Western New York’s largest and fastest-growing private businesses, and the Galanis Award from Alfred University for Excellence in Family Business..

Jim received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University, and an MBA from SUNY Buffalo (UB).  He is also a graduate of the UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).  He volunteers as a certified mentor for SCORE and as a mentor/reactor for UB’s CEL.  Jim is currently self-employed as a business coach for family and privately-held companies that are seeking to either pass on leadership to the next generation or are considering an eventual sale of their firm.

This popular workshop has limited seating. 

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130 S. Elmwood Ave.  Suite 540 Buffalo, N. Y. 14202  http://buffaloniagara.score.org