Events

Below are my upcoming presentations.

EMERGING BUSINESS SEMINAR – How To Prepare To Your Company For Sale (Part 1 of 2)

**POSTPONED – TO BE RESCHEDULED**

You always wanted to start your own company. One day you decided to make it happen. Years (and many personal sacrifices) later you have transformed your original idea into a successful business. A significant part of your net worth is now tied to the business, and, to extract that value, you conclude that the company must eventually be sold.

The obvious questions then follow. What can be done to maximize the company’s value at the time of sale? What can be done to prepare the business for the sale itself? And when should those preparations begin?

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Preparing to sell your company before you start it
  • Growing and protecting your company’s long-term value
  • Increasing value by working yourself out of a job
  • Understanding the buyer’s perspective on value
  • Running the company as though it’s for sale everyday

 

HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY
**POSTPONED – TO BE RESCHEDULED**
To start or expand a business, you need capital.  Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake.  In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars.  And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.   Learn what an entrepreneur or business owner must do to successfully navigate the process.

Topics for this seminar will include:

  • Determining a company’s capital requirements
  • Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements
  • Defining the terms of the equity offering
  • Understanding what it means to have investors
  • Complying with federal and state securities laws
  • How the JOBS Act will change the rules of the game with crowdfunding
  • Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success

 

EMERGING BUSINESS SEMINAR – How To Sell Your Business (Part 2 of 2)

**POSTPONED – TO BE RESCHEDULED**

You always wanted to start your own company. One day you decided to make it happen. Years (and many personal sacrifices) later you have transformed your original idea into a successful business. After careful reflection, you have decided it’s now time to sell.

The obvious questions then follow. How does one go about selling a business? What can be done to maximize the sale price and secure the best terms? And who can help the owner navigate the challenging sale process?

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Navigating the sale process
  • Identifying prospective buyers
  • Understanding the buyer’s perspective on value
  • Creating competition among buyers to increase deal value
  • Surviving due diligence
  • Purchase price considerations and structures
  • Understanding representations and warranties
  • Indemnification considerations
  • Non-competition covenants and other post-closing issues
  • Creating and working with your deal team
  • Strategies to increase your chances of closing the sale

 

HOW TO INVEST IN PRIVATE COMPANIES

**POSTPONED – TO BE RESCHEDULED**

During the early stages of a private company’s lifecycle, the necessary capital comes from “angel investors” who are willing to bear high risk for potentially high rewards.   This class presents topics including: risks and rewards of private company investments; locating investment opportunities; analyzing prospective deals; negotiating favorable investment terms; protecting your investment; and the investor’s role post-closing.

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