Buying a Business During Uncertain Times

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Anyone looking to buy a business, and those interested in selling, have a great opportunity to learn from experts involved in all aspects of business brokerage at the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries' (MBBI's) annual fall seminar, "Buying a Business During Uncertain Times." The seminar will take place September 17, 2009 at the Fountain Blue Banquet and Conference Center, Des Plaines, IL.

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Our annual seminar is a great opportunity for members and non-members to learn from the experts about the business buying and selling process. Our panelists will also provide valuable insight on deal opportunities, valuations in today's market, deal structure, transaction financing and more.

While some people may shy away from buying a business in the current economy, others are actively looking for the tools to become a business owner. Anyone looking to buy a business, and those interested in selling, have a great opportunity to learn from experts involved in all aspects of business brokerage at the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries' (MBBI's) annual fall seminar, "Buying a Business During Uncertain Times." The seminar will take place September 17, 2009 at the Fountain Blue Banquet and Conference Center, Des Plaines, IL.

MBBI is a non-profit association involved in educating people about buying and selling businesses. MBBI is the largest organization of M&A professionals in the Midwest dedicated to promoting professional and ethical excellence in the business broker and intermediary community.

"With the state of the economy, potential business owners are cautious. Determining what type of business a potential buyer may be interested in is critical and should be made with the best information available," said Chuck Andrews, president of MBBI and managing director of The McLean Group's Chicago office. "Our annual seminar is a great opportunity for members and non-members to learn from the experts about the business buying and selling process. Our panelists will also provide valuable insight on deal opportunities, valuations in today's market, deal structure, transaction financing and more."

The keynote speaker for the seminar is Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist and Managing Director of Mesirow Financial. Laurenti has extensive experience in researching and interpreting key economic indicators and will offer participants a unique perspective on the current economic landscape. His insight can be found in financial publications around the world and he frequently speaks to professional groups and trade associations across the United States.

The MBBI seminar is open to members and non-members. The all-day seminar begins at 8 a.m. at the Fountain Blue Banquet and Conference Center, 2300 S. Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines, IL. The cost is $150 for MBBI members and $175 for non-members.

For those traveling from other parts of the Midwest, the meeting site is less than 10 minutes from O'Hare Airport. Free parking is available for those driving to the meeting. For more information or to register online visit, http://www.mbbi.org or contact MBBI at (847) 882-8230.

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Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) is dedicated to promoting professional and ethical excellence in the business broker and intermediary community. MBBI is the largest organization of M&A professionals in the Midwest, with more than 350 members. Its membership is comprised of business brokers, M&A intermediaries, investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, consultants, valuation service providers, private equity groups, corporate and individual buyers. For more information, visit http://www.mbbi.org.

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