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So You Want To Buy A Business…

Date: October 3, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Description This seminar will be a practical session designed to help entrepreneurs who have decided it’s finally time to own a business. We will focus on concrete steps that you can take to ensure your entrepreneurial dream does not become a nightmare. Specifically, we will help you to determine what to buy (stock or assets), how much to pay, and identify specific things about the business that you should investigate. Among other things we will discuss: • Elementary principles of investment analysis (risk, return, and why cash flow matters) • Why it’s important to evaluate the business as an investment (not as a job or a hobby) • Key questions that need to be asked and answered (by business owner and/or key employees) • Documents you should review (or have professionally reviewed) before agreeing on a price • Common deal structures (asset sales, stock sales) and how each could (and should) impact the deal price • Basic Due Diligence: simple steps you can take to protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers. Keith A. Pinkerton, MBA, CFA, ASA Keith has over 20 years of experience providing economic consulting, business valuation and dispute resolution services. His practice focuses on the analysis and appraisal of closely-held companies, preferred stock, debt securities, healthcare entities and intangibles assets such as patents and trademark rights. Keith has earned an MBA from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of South Florida. Keith has earned professional designations from the CFA Institute and the American Society of Appraisers. Nate Lining, CPA Nate has 5 years of public accounting experience, providing tax and accounting services primarily to closely held businesses and their owners. He has been substantially involved in business valuations, litigation and forensic accounting. Nat is currently working towards the ABV designation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University.

Event Location Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID Parking: 9th & Main Garage or other downtown garages
Date/Time Information Wednesday, October 3rd 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information
Email or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat. Seating limited to 18
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