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Buying or Selling a Small Business

February 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Silicon Valley S.C.O.R.E
234 E. Gish Road
Suite 100 San Jose
CA 95112
Silicon Valley SCORE

Learn how to buy the right business cheap….or sell it high!

This is a class for anyone who wants to buy or sell a business and doesn’t know where to start. Two highly experienced business brokers teach this class and they really know their stuff. Anyone who wants to know about evaluating a business’s value or wants to know how to be sure they are buying value should take this class. The course will cover valuation, what kinds of records you need to review and the legal overview of a business transaction.

Should you go to this class?

  • Are you considering buying a new business or thinking about selling your current business?
  • Are you afraid you will pay too much for buying a business?
  • Are you concerned about getting a fair price when selling your existing business?

Learning Outcomes: 

If you are a business owner thinking of selling you will learn …

  • How do you estimate the value of your business?
  • How do you prepare your business to maximize its value?

If you are interested in buying a business you will learn …

  • How can you find a business to purchase?
  • How do you figure out how much is too much to pay for a business?
  • Is buying a franchise for you?
  • What are the advantages and pitfalls of a buying a franchise?
  • Which are “good “franchises” to buy and which ones should you avoid?
  • How can you find business financing and loans?

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $45.00  

Veterans: Free admission is available for this class.  Click Here for details.

Walk-ins: If space allows, you can register at the door and pay via PayPal or cash.

Be sure to complete registration fully. Print out the ticket and bring it to class as proof of payment or save the confirmation email on your mobile device and bring it with you.

Seating is Limited.  This class begins promptly at 9:30am so please arrive by 9:15 to sign in and get seated.

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About The Course Instructors:

Mel Weisblatt

Mel has a BS degree from The Ohio State University and a Masters degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has been a Business Broker since 1988 creating his own company Probus Business Sales in 1994. He is a Certified Business Broker associated with the California Association of Business Brokers and serving on its Board of Directors, as President and its Executive Director. He has worked in the non- profit business sector including 10 years on the administrative staff of Case Western Reserve. During his career he has gained tremendous experience in the process of valuing a business and selling it as well as leading a client through the buying process.

John Mittelstet

John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University and completed the IBM/Harvard joint President’s program.  He holds the Certified Business Intermediary designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and is a Certified Business Broker member and past President and board member of the California Association of Business Brokers. He is the Senior Vice President of BTI Group where he has practiced business brokerage for 21 years. Having completed the sale of more than 200 businesses he has acquired a large body of experience in recasting financial statements and tax returns. Key to safely purchasing a business is understanding the value as well as the associated risks of acquiring a business.  BTI Group (dba Business Team) is the largest business brokerage firm on the West Coast, is headquartered in Campbell, CA, and has been helping buyers and sellers of businesses since 1981.