Anyone launching a startup, should be considering their exit strategy from day one, says Terry Cox, president of Business Innovation Growth (aka BIG), a Charlotte-based advocacy group for entrepreneurs.
That's why BIG is partnering with UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business to host a "Developing Your Exit Strategy" event May 20 at UNCC's Center City Building.
A series of panel discussions will highlight what to do to prepare for a strategic exit, as well as succession planning for a family-owned business.
- What's happening in the merger and acquisition market.
- What keeps deals from happening and how to get your house in order.
- Common mistakes entrepreneurs make when selling their business.
- The sales process and determining a realistic valuation.
When: 1:15-5:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception at Dixie's Tavern.
Where: UNCC's City Building, second-floor auditorium, 320 E. 9th St.
Cost: Free for BIG members; $65 for guests in advance; $75 at door; $30 for students.
Details: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or register at www.bigcouncil.com. Parking directions will be sent with registration confirmation email.