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Buying a Small Business

Small businesses are an important contributor to economies around the world through innovation, job creation, and growth. For entrepreneurs, small firms also present a unique value proposition and a wealth of opportunities.

Buying a Small Business” is a hands-on, applied one-day program that delves deeply into the challenges, process, and peculiarities of buying a small business. Participants explore the intricacies of planning, evaluating and negotiating to buy a small business from a family-controlled or privately-owned enterprise. Key aspects of financing and equity structure alternatives are explored, in addition to the industry peculiarities of acquiring a small business. “Small Business” can be defined many ways but our definition encompasses all enterprises with revenue or enterprise value of under $3-5 million. The program is practical in approach and covers a range of critical issues in one day.

Taught by Professor Kevin Mulvaney