We are thrilled to partner with a range of amazing speakers for our Be Sage Conference this August. When we sat down to set our curriculum for Be Sage, we asked ourselves: “What are the challenges that experienced business owners have in the wedding industry?” We came up with a list of questions and found the best people to speak on these topics.
We are thrilled to introduce you to Barbara Taylor who is a business broker. (She helps people sell their businesses!)
HOW DO I SELL MY BUSINESS?
WHAT CAN I DO NOW TO PREPARE MY BUSINESS TO SELL IN THE LONG TERM?
HOW CAN I CREATE GREATER VALUE IN MY BUSINESS?
WHAT IS THE SELLING PROCESS?
Introducing: Barbara Taylor, Owner of Allan Taylor & Company
Barbara is the co-founder of Allan Taylor & Company, a boutique M&A firm located in Northwest Arkansas. She began her entrepreneurial journey after moving from Seattle to Northwest Arkansas, where she and her husband started a popular retail espresso chain. They successfully sold the business in 2006. In her role as a business broker, Barbara combines her first-hand experience as a selling owner with her extensive knowledge of the selling process to help business owners cash out and move on.
Barbara is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ online feature “You’re the Boss – the Art of Running a Small Business.” Her blog Transaction, addresses the mechanics of buying, selling, and valuing privately-held companies. Her work has also appeared in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post and AOL Small Business. She was recently named one of “7 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow on Twitter” on BNET (now CBS MoneyWatch).
5 Things You’ll Learn from Barbara:
1. How buyers will value your business
2. What characteristics build value in your business
3. How to make your business more sellable
4. What kind of buyer might purchase your business
5. The process of selling
We feel pretty strongly about partnering with companies and individuals that mirror and augment our own core values. Here are 3 core values that are fundamental to Synergy and how they do business:
2. Setting realistic expectations
We hope you’ll join us this August!
BE SMART. BE BRIGHT. BE SAGE.
Ticket sales are open for Be Sage Conference and limited to the first 100 people to sign up. We do expect this conference to sell out.
Here’s a little refresher if you missed our post last month about our new conference:
We want you to have a deeper business strategy that will take your business to the next level. This isn’t a business theory conference. And, while you will certainly be inspired, we aim to prepare you with actual tools to use in your business (not just a hope and dream.)
We will continue to add conference details at: www.besageconference.com
Greenhouse Loft, Chicago | August 3-5, 2014
Tickets go on sale February 10th at 9am PST