September KSU SBDC Event to Explore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

KSU SBDC Event to Explore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition
KSU SBDC Event to Explore Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition
According to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kennesaw State University, "there is this romantic notion that entrepreneurship is all about starting a business from scratch, on a shoe string budget, and building it into a fantastic success." However, this is not the only path to entrepreneurship. A rapidly growing trend is entrepreneurship through acquiring someone else's company. There are many good reasons:
  • Accessing financing for a start-up is extremely difficult. However, buying an existing business with a history of sales and profits is attractive to lenders or investors.
  • The owner's cash contribution required by banks to acquire a business can come from a seller's note; hence, a smaller cash investment.
  • The transition by 50 somethings from corporate work to self-employment as a career choice.
  • Lower risk involved in buying an existing business than starting one from scratch (very attractive especially to those 50 somethings!). 
In September, the KSU SBDC welcomes Phil Verstraete as their "Spotlight Entrepreneur" for their monthly Wise and Shine networking event.  Phil is one of those 50 somethings who transitioned from corporate work to entrepreneurship when he acquired a single store fitness equipment business. Phil will be sharing some of the problems and opportunities he and his partners faced and the decisions they made. We will learn what they got right and what they got wrong. Admission is free, but registration is recommended.

Wednesday September 28th at 7:30 AM EDT

KSU Center, Room 401
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Wise and Shine is held from 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM on the 4th Wednesday of each month in room 401, KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA. This popular event is designed specifically for small business owners to share, learn and network. Moderated by Andy Fried. Coffee, muffins and bagels served at 7:45 AM. Program begins promptly at 8 AM. Limited seating - early registration recommended.

If you're contemplating business ownership, but not sure you can make it to KSU on the 28th? Give the local consultants at FranNet a call today for a conversation about how we can help you get started on the road to being your own boss. 
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