Acquisition Strategy Teleseminar Series: Essentials of Acquisition Strategy

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The Acquisition Strategy Teleseminar Series for senior management executives who are thinking about making acquisitions will be conducted at 2:00 EDT on 2/20/09, 2/27/09 and 3/3/09. Its purpose is to equip them with essential tools of acquisition strategy.

Center for Simplified Strategic Planning's President Robert W. Bradford, Vice President Denise A. Harrison and Senior Consultant M. Dana Baldwin will conduct a series of three one hour teleseminars, Acquisition Strategy Teleseminars covering three essential chapters.

According to Bradford, "This is a great time to make acquisitions at bargain basement prices, but be careful. Acquisitions can be a powerful tool for building the strategic resources of your business - but they are also a source of great peril. A well-managed acquisition can propel you into a strong position of leadership in your industry, while a poorly-executed acquisition can leave you in serious difficulty. The fact is; most acquisitions end badly."

Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Should We Consider an Acquisition to Grow Our Business?

The first teleseminar in the series will be conducted by Dana Baldwin. This session is designed for those who are looking for ways to increase sales, add capabilities or competencies and are considering acquisition as the way to go. Dana will discuss the pros and cons of acquisition and then examine a comprehensive list of concepts that must be considered and analyzed before the decision to proceed with an acquisition search.

Friday, February 27, 2009 at 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Whom Should You Acquire?

The second teleseminar in the series will be conducted by Denise Harrison. This session delves into the key strategic questions that must be answered prior to the search. Denise will explain why these questions are essential and give specific examples of what may occur if these questions are not answered. This teleseminar will be chock full of useful material for acquisition planning.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:00-3:00 EST
Whom Should You NOT Acquire?

The final teleseminar in the series will be conducted by Robert Bradford. Sometimes the best acquisition is no acquisition. In this session, Robert will cover tools for spotting poor strategic and cultural fit, as well as the basic economics of bad acquisitions. Robert will also cover the most important warning signs of a poor acquisition target - and how to spot them before making an offer.

For additional information about the teleseminar series on Acquisition Strategy visit

About Bradford, Harrison and Baldwin:
Robert Bradford is the uniquely creative and insightful CEO of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning and author of Simplified Strategic Planning. Over the past 20 years, Robert has worked with hundreds of companies by stimulating great strategic thinking. A nationally acclaimed speaker, Robert's seminars are engaging, full of great tips and entertainment and built on years of real-world strategic decisions. Seminar participants describe him as "brilliant", "funny" and "thought provoking".

Denise Harrison Is a highly successful strategic catalyst, having been President of a $50 million financial services company and President of a division of a Fortune 500 company.
Her presentations energize executives to think strategically, execute effectively and capitalize on the intellectual capital of their organizations. Denise has over a decade of working with clients as Vice President of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning.

Dana Baldwin is a highly experienced strategic thinker with over 30 years of experience in senior management positions including Chairman, CEO and COO. Dana brings a unique combination of practical and theoretical knowledge as well as humorous insights to his seminars, leaving his participants with practical knowledge they can use immediately. Dana is Senior Consultant at the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning.


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