Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
The Irvine Micropreneur Program, a webinar series sponsored by the Irvine (CA) Chamber of Commerce, hosts “How (and Why) to Run Your Business Like It’s for Sale” by business writer and For Dummies author Barbara Findlay Schenck on Thursday, December 6th 2012 at noon PDT. The webinar will be presented in partnership with Business on Main, an online destination for small-business leaders, sponsored by Sprint in collaboration with MSN.
Schenck, who has written five business books (including two on small-business sales), finds that most small-business owners are unprepared for the possibility of a sale, even though most sales are prompted by unplanned conditions that force immediate owner exits and, as a result, lower sale prices.
Schenck says that getting a business into sale-ready shape delivers immediate and long-term value: “The least you’ll gain through a sale-readiness effort is a stronger business that’s more enjoyable to own and run. The most you’ll gain is a final payoff from a new owner. Even if owners have absolutely no plans to sell in the near or far future, they should keep their businesses in sale-ready shape. In this webinar, I cover what a sale-ready business looks like, what steps to take and what value to expect as a result.”
The author of Selling Your Business For Dummies and the free online BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business, Schenck helps owners systematically put their businesses through a sale-readiness assessment, prioritize and undertake improvements, and calculate the value of their business as a sale prospect. Advice in this webinar includes:
- Why every owner should be prepared for a near-term, profitable exit
- Understanding the profile of a sale-ready business
- Putting your business through a sale-readiness assessment
- Prioritizing improvements
- Calculating the sale value of a sale-ready business
The free live webinar airs Thursday, December 6th 2012 from noon until 1:00pm PDT. Attendees must have an Internet connection and computer audio or a separate phone connection. Login instructions for the webinar are available on the Irvine Micropreneur Program website at http://www.irvinemicropreneur.com. Following his presentation, Schenck will answer attendees’ specific questions in a live Q&A session.
In addition to Selling Your Business For Dummies and the BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business, Schenck is the author of Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies, co-author of Branding For Dummies and Business Plans Kit For Dummies, and a regular columnist for Business on Main whose work has also appeared on MSN Money, Entrepreneur.com and FoxBusiness.
For additional information, contact the Irvine Chamber at 949-660-9112 or visit the website of the Irvine Micropreneur Program at http://www.irvinemicropreneur.com.
For additional information on Business on Main, visit the website at http://businessonmain.msn.com.