Friday, May 17, 2013

Upcoming event: Developing Your Exit Strategy

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. 

Topics include: 
  • 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 or register at www.bigcouncil.comParking directions will be sent with registration confirmation email.