Buying or Selling a Business
This seminar covers the fundamentals of the business acquisition process and is geared to both buyers and sellers. The elements of a business sale, including business valuation, financing and due diligence will all be covered in this fast-paced event. Concepts that attendees will learn: • Elements of a business sale • Business valuation • Financial recasting • Business financing • Value drivers • Reasons to buy or sell a business What will attendees take away? • Pragmatic tips for buying and selling a business • Strategies to improve business value • Business valuation calculator • Strategies to finance a business Who should attend? • Business owners anticipating a sale within 5 years • Business owners looking to expand via acquisition • Individuals contemplating business ownership
Speaker(s): Front Range Business, Inc.: Suzanne De Lucia, President and Paul Chambliss, Vice-President
Presenter Bios: Suzanne De Lucia is the President and managing broker of Front Range Business, Inc. She holds an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Management, as well as a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Biology from the University of Denver. In addition to her careers as a business intermediary and chemical engineer, Suzanne has owned businesses in the distribution and manufacturing industries. Suzanne has been selected as a Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the association’s highest honor. She has also earned the IBBA’s Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). Suzanne has served on the IBBA Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chairman of several committees in the IBBA. She is a founding member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI), where she is a Past President and Past Chairman of the Education Committee. Paul Chambliss has been a business broker in Colorado since 1992. His previous background includes 14 years in the homebuilding industry. He is an honors graduate of the University of Colorado with a BS in Finance and a BA in French. Paul has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He contributes business sale data to BIZCOMPS, Pratt’s Stats, and BizBuySell.com, which are national databases of Guideline Private Company sales statistics. He is also an active member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI), where he serves as the Vice-President of Communications and the Chairman of the Website Committee. He has been active as a counselor for the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC). His other affiliations include the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Brokers (DMCAB), the Commercial Brokers of Boulder (CBB) and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.) The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the SBA, Colorado's institutions of higher education and local development organizations.
Fee: $ 45.00