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How To Buy or Sell a Business-Sterling Heights

Thursday, October 19, 2017
 

The Michigan SBDC has assembled a team of experts to discuss various topics about Buying or Selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Opening remarks-Wendy Thomas and Mike Gay-SBDC
  • Greg Light ( Rehmann)
  • Dawn Drozd ( Rua Associates)
  • Mark A.  Haywood ( Mark A. Haywood & Associates PLC)
  • Dale Brown (PNC  Bank)
  • Mike Ufford ( Michigan Certified Development Corporation)

Topics Include:

Topics to include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing for Sale

•Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Who: Business owners and others who desire to learn about acquiring or selling a business as well as other professional business advisors

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017  8:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Breakout sessions will target buy and sell side challenges. There will also be a panel discussion at the end from 11:15am to 12:00pm-moderated by Mike Gay-SBDC

Where: Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Cost: $50.00 (includes full breakfast buffet served at 8:00am)-Program starts at 8:30am

To register:
www.SBDCmichigan.org/Training


Questions? Contact 734-487-0355

How to Buy/Sell a Business-Ann Arbor

Friday, September 08, 2017
 

The goal of this seminar is to inform business owners and others on the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Charlie Penner, Michigan Small Business Development Center (Opening Remarks)
  • Jack Johnson, MCDC
  • Greg Light, Rehmann, Business Valuation
  • Dawn Drozd, Rua Associates, Preparing to Sell
  • John Carter, Insyght Legal, Due Diligence
  • Dave Ellis, Old National Bank, Financing Your Purchase

Topics Include:

Specific Topics will be addressed in breakout sessions and will include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing to Sell

•The Purchase Process and Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy or Sell a Business

Who: Business owners and others who desire to learn about acquiring or selling a business

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Registration will begin at 8:00 am. A final Panel Discussion will be held from 11:15 to 12:00 with a question and answer session between panelists and attendees. There will be networking opportunities both before and after the event.
***The Buying and Selling tracks will be ran simultaneously

Where: Washtenaw Community College-Morris Lawrence Building-Room 101, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Mi 48105

Cost: $50.00 and includes Buffet Breakfast


How to Buy/Sell a Business-Lansing

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
 




The goal of this seminar is to inform business owners and others on the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Tom Donaldson-Michigan Small Business Development Center (Opening Remarks)
  • Mike Gay-Michigan Small Business Development Center (Process Overview)
  • Greg Light, Rehmann
  • Nick Good, NuVescor Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mark Kellogg, Fraser Trebilcock
  • Dan Warmels, Warmels Comstock
  • Nick Heriford, PNC Bank

Topics Include:

Specific Topics will be addressed in breakout sessions and will include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing to Sell

•The Purchase Process and Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy or Sell a Business

Who: Business owners and others who desire to learn about acquiring or selling a business

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Registration will begin at 8:00 am. A final Panel Discussion will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 with a question and answer session between panelists and attendees. There will be networking opportunities both before and after the event. Continental breakfast provided.

Where: Lansing Community College-Washington Court Place, 309 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI  48933

Cost: $25.00 (free for Veterans with proof of military service)







M&A Seminar-Traverse City

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 

Join a Panel of Experts for an Engaging Case Study

Whether you want to expand your business, decrease your holdings, transition to family, or plan for the future, our panel of experts will guide you through optimizing every facet of the process. Learn how you can:

  • Meet Your Financial Goals
  • Identify Quality Prospects
  • Be Confident in What You Are Buying or Transitioning
  • Structure the Best Transaaction
  • Control the Process
Following our presentation, we invite you to join us for a guided, walking tour of Iron Fish Distillery's farm, including grain fields and outbuildings where spirits were once distilled earlier in the 20th century, along with an informative overview of the soil-to-spirit process

Date: September 21, 2017
Location: Iron Fish Distillery, 14234 Dzuibanek Road, Thompsonville, MI 49683
Sponsored by: Rehmann, NuVescor Group, Huntington Bank and Rua Associates

4:00PM Networking, Cocktail Sampling & Appetizers
4:30PM Panel Case Study
5:30PM Guided Tour
6:30PM Conclusion

Cost $35/person

To Register:

How To Buy or Sell a Business-Muskegon

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
 

The Michigan SBDC has assembled a team of experts to discuss various topics about Buying or Selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Opening remarks-Brian Picarazzi, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration, Kevin Ricco, Regional Director, GVSU Muskegon Innovation Hub, Eric Seifert, Growth Specialist, Michigan Small Business Development Center
  • Patrick Mutchler, CPA, Brickley DeLong
  • Nick Good, Transaction Manager, NuVescor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Adam Zuwerink, Attorney, West Michigan Law, P.C.
  • Matt Uhl, Vice President of Business Banking, Huntington Bank
  • Steve Whitteberry, Managing Director, Invictus Mergers and Acquisitions

Topics Include:

Topics to include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing for Sale

•The Purchase Process and Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Who: Those who are looking to purchase or sell a business, as well as accountants, attorneys, business brokers, financial planners, CEOs and CFOs

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017  8:30 AM-12:00 PM.  Breakout sessions will target buy and sell side challenges from 9:00am-11:00am. There will also be a panel discussion at the end from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Muskegon Innovation Hub, 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440

Cost: $25.00

To register:
 Call (616) 331-7370 or visit https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/events.aspx (search by zip code: 49440)
Search Topic: Buy/Sell a Business

How To Buy or Sell A Business-Bay City

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
 

The Michigan SBDC has assembled a team of experts to discuss various topics about Buying or Selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Opening remarks-Tom McFadden, Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Christine Greve, Great Lakes Bay Regional Director, Michigan Small Business Development Center, Eric Seifert, Growth Specialist, Michigan Small Business Development Center
  • Shawn Hyde, Business Valuation Manager, Yeo & Yeo CPA's
  • Randy Rua, President, Rua Associates
  • Clayton Johnson, Attorney, Braun Kendrick PLC
  • Mike Williams, Senior Vice President, Chemical Bank Commercial Lending
  • Steve Whitteberry, Managing Director, Invictus Mergers and Acquisitions

Topics Include:

Topics to include:

•Business Valuation(Sellers Track)

•Preparing for Sale(Sellers Track

•Due Diligence(Buyers Track)

•Financing Your Purchase(Buyers Track)

Event Details

What: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Who: Those who are looking to purchase or sell a business, as well as accountants, attorneys, business brokers, financial planners, CEOs and CFOs

When: Friday, January 27, 2017  10:00 AM-2:00 PM.  Breakout sessions will target buy and sell side challenges. Lunch will be provided from 12:30 pm to 12:50 pm. There will also be a panel discussion at the end from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where: Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710

Cost: Free Event-lunch is provided

To register:
 www.SBDCMichigan.org/Training
Search Topic: Buy/Sell a Business


Questions? Contact 989-686-9597

M&A Case Study Event-Macatawa Bank

Friday, December 09, 2016
 

Speaker Information

Moderator:
  • Joel Brandt, Commercial Banker, VP, Macatawa Bank

Panelist:
  • Randy Rua, President, Rua Associates, 
  • Matt Hoeksema, Chief Commercial Banking Officer, Macatawa Bank, 
  • Jonathan Siebers, Attorney, Rhoades McKee


A presentation with a M&A case study walking through the entire transaction process.


Event Details:

Presented by: Macatawa Bank & Rua Associates

What: M&A Case Study presentation

Who: Buyers and Sellers

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 3:00pm-5:30pm

Where: The Knickerbocker Brewpub and Distillery, 417 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Registration information:
MACaseStudy.Eventbrite.com

How To Buy Sell A Business-Grand Rapids

Thursday, September 29, 2016
 

The goal of this seminar is to inform business owners and others on the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Eric Seifert, Growth Consultant/SBDC
  • Brian Picarazzi, Small Business Administration
  • Randy Rua, President,  Rua Associates
  • Peggy Murphy, Hungerford Nichols CPA & Advisors
  • Jonathan Siebers, Attorney, Rhoades McKee
  • Steve Whitteberry, Invictus Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mike Moraw-Huntington Bank

Topics Include:

Topics to include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing to Sell

•Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Who: Business owners and others who desire to learn about acquiring or selling a business as well as other professional business advisors

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016  8:30 AM-12:00 PM.  Breakout sessions will target buy and sell side challenges. There will also be a panel discussion at the end from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: L. Wiliam Seidman Center Forum, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Cost: $25.00 

To register: https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70360086


Questions? email us: marketing@ruaassociates.com or phone us: (616) 741-9344

Preparing to Buy or Sell a Business

Monday, August 15, 2016
 

Looking to Buy or Sell a Business?

The goal of this panel discussion is to help you understand the process and challenges as you plan for selling or buying a business.

Topics Include:

Building value

•Current market demand

•Evaluating opportunities

•Understanding valuation

•Assembling your transition team

•Bank financing

•Negotiating

•Successful closing

•Legal

 

Panel Information

Panel Host: Carol Crawford, Partner, CSquared Advantage Inc.
Panel Participants: Alex Calder, Sales and Marketing Manager, Rua Associates; Kristin Britt, Attorney, Britt Morant PC, Kerry Bean, CPA/Valuations, Hungerford/Valuation; Aaron Griffin, Business Banking Specialist, Huntington Bank

Event Details

What: Preparing to Buy or Sell a Business

Who: Owners who want to sell; potential buyers

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:00pm-6:00pm with Networking 2:00pm-2:20pm, and after event outside of meeting room

Where: Founders Brewing Company 235, Grandville Avenue SW, Downtown Grand Rapids In the Centennial Room, 2nd floor. Access through elevator in gift shop.

To register: https://foundersseminar.eventbrite.com

Cost: $35 Includes Appetizers & 2 Drinks

How to Buy and Sell a Business-Mt. Pleasant

Thursday, April 07, 2016
 

The goal of this seminar is to inform business owners and others on the many aspects of purchasing or selling a business.

Speakers 

  • Eric Seifert, Growth Consultant/SBDC
  • Greg Light, Rehmann,
  • Alex Calder, Rua Associates
  • Jonathan Siebers, Rhoades McKee,
  • Peggy Murphy, Hungerford Nichols
  • Doug Holtrop, Mercantile Bank
  • Brad Wahr, Mercantile Bank

Topics Include:

Topics to include:

•Business Valuation

•Preparing to Sell

•Due Diligence

•Financing Your Purchase

Event Details

What: How to Buy and Sell a Business

Who: Business owners and others who desire to learn about acquiring or selling a business as well as other professional business advisors

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Breakout sessions will target buy and sell side challenges. There will also be a panel discussion at the end.

Where: Mid Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Cost: $25.00 (box lunch will be provided)

To register: visit https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=40360008  to register

  
Questions? email us: marketing@ruaassociates.com or phone us: (616) 741-9344



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