Businesses 4 Sale Live Keynote Theatre 1 Keynote Theatre 2 Theatre 5 Theatre 6 Theatre 7 Theatre 8 Theatre 9 Theatre 10 YBC Theatre

Businesses For Sale Live - Agenda

Wednesday 15th May

Thursday 16th May


11.00 - 11.45

Gareth Smyth

How Not to Buy A Bad Business

If you want to know how to buy the right business and not end up with a lemon, this seminar will guide you along the process. With a ton of useful tips and tricks, you can be in prime position to buy the right business and not get caught out by common mistakes. Learn what buyers typically do wrong when buying and how to spot a gem of a business.



12.00 - 12.45

Paul Dodgshon

The Exit Checklist – Five steps to a happy (and lucrative) exit from your business

Paul will provide a practical guide on the steps required to prepare yourself and your business for sale. He will explain how to avoid the regrets that 75% of owners have about their business sale and build a business that can be sold with the best payment terms for your business on sale. If you are considering selling your business Paul will provide the key preparation steps you should take.



13.00 - 13.45

George Seward

Purchasing Privately Owned Businesses

Purchasing Privately Owned Businesses is a summary of the many steps, processes and stages required to successfully acquire a small privately owned business. Areas covered in this experienced based presentation will include target identification and acquisition strategy; liaising with finance and legal professionals and building your team; valuation observations and negotiating your way through the challenges of completing a deal.



14.00 - 14.45

Malcolm Watkins

How To Sell A Business

So You’re thinking of selling your Business! My seminar will look at when is the right time to start thinking about selling your business and preparing it for sale. We will then look at whether its best for you to sell it yourself or use a Business Broker/Business Transfer Agent, along with how to market it for sale. The seminar will finish with a Q & A session on the seminar and I will also answer questions as a fellow business owner. I employ staff, have premises etc and all the joys that go with that privilege!



15.00 - 15.45

Rupert Trevelyan

How to Value A Business

Valuing a business is critical to achieving a sale and the right value for the seller. This seminar will explore valuation techniques and more importantly the multiples that are likely to be achieved in current market conditions. By understanding buyer requirements, sellers are more likely to negotiate a successful sale. I will cover the key pointers to achieving a deal.



16.00 - 16.45

Paul Mitchell

A Franchise Business or Non Franchise? 80/20 Success or 20/80, Do The Maths!

A step by step guide to franchising – how it works, the benefits and what we do to help you start franchising. Including facts, statistics and the opportunity to ask any questions on the subject of franchising which are answered by a qualified business professional.