University of Wisconsin–Madison

Buy, Build or Sell: Deciding the Next Steps for Your Business

Overview

It takes a lot of sweat equity to build up a successful business, and most business owners will eventually want to retire. For many, retirement may translate into selling your business – and it is crucial to prepare for a big exit, right from the start.

Even if you never plan on selling, building your business as though you will sell someday will make everything run more efficiently – you’ll be able to see how your business is trending overall, maintain a cleaner financial picture, and implement better standard operating procedures.

While there is no crystal ball that can tell you whether it’s time to buy a business, build your business or sell/close your business, there are ways to monitor the financial performance of your company that can help guide your decisions.  This class will help you understand how to analyze your business’ financial performance as well as some qualitative factors to consider when making decisions regarding your investment in your business.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the idea of a “buyer” – who are they? What are they looking for?
  • Tips for building your business to sell
  • How to build credibility and clear financial statements
  • Understand risk factors that impact value
  • Understand qualities of the ideal time to sell
  • Learn the basics of what to expect when selling your business – or what to look for if you are hoping to buy a business

Using this session as a launch point for longer-term planning can also help you set goals for what you need to achieve before you go into the market.

Registration

Location: Online

Schedule: 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Date:  May 18, 2021

Fees: $99

Click to register, or call 608-262-3909 to register. BONUS: Place 2 or more spring or summer paid SBDC courses in your cart, and use discount code SBDC10 for 10% off. Classes must be purchased in the same transaction.

Registration policy: Payment will be required at time of registration. You must have either a credit card or valid UW-Madison funding string to be able to register.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

Disability Statement: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu to request accommodations.

Instructor

Jane TerebaJane Tereba, CPA

Ms. Tereba is a Shareholder with Capital Valuation Group and provides business and intangible asset valuations and consulting services.  Prior to joining the firm, her demonstrated record of achievement includes over 15 years of experience in public accounting.