Business Learning - Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It Is

Business Learning - Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It Is
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 11/27/2013
Time: 7:30 AM TO 11:00 AM

Corporate Event Centre at CHSI
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1

(905) 273-6151

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Your Business Isn't Worth What You Think It Is

For most business owners there are only two outcomes - sell or close. A voluntary outcome such as a sale or succession is what most owners aspire to. The sad truth however is many business owners have an unrealistic expectation about the value of their business, can’t sell it and instead simply close the doors or worse - go bankrupt.

If you ever plan to sell your business, you need to get ready now

Selling or transitioning your business requires preparation. To be successful you need to evaluate what your business is worth today and how to make it attractive to a future buyer. This session will help you to understand the process and players involved and help you to avoid an involuntary outcome.

In the session you will gain an understanding of:

  • Where your business is today
  • What you need to do to position your business for transition
  • The functional steps required to increase enterprise value
  • The time line for preparing for a transition or sale

Benefit from the experience of others with MBOT Business Learning Sessions.
Experts, Peers, Problems Solved.

Speaker Panel:

Adrian Herschell

Managing Partner Plutus Consulting

Adrian Herschell has been in senior management positions in large public corporations and small family owned businesses for over 30 years.

Adrian has proven his ability to quickly grasp the unique business issues being faced by organizations, both large and small, and promptly develop plans that are immediately implemental. He then manages the process to achieve sustainable results. As a consultant for a number of years, Adrian has successfully completed projects in Education, The Fitness Industry, Construction, International Logistics, Retail, and a number of other diverse industries.

Adrian has been a member of the board of directors for an international company, an officer of four diverse companies and is currently the Chairman of the Independent Review Committee for a Mutual Fund listed on the TSX. He is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business, has just been re-elected to the Board of Directors of Excel Mutual Funds. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Everest Academy for three years and has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board for Strone Inc.


Murray Gottheil

Partner Pallett Valo

Murray Gottheil is a senior member of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice. Murray has a wealth of experience working with clients and other advisors to devise strategies and create solutions for all stages of the development and growth of businesses and the lives of the people who own and manage them. He designs solid legal foundations to foster success and profitability for clients ranging from small and new ventures to large, well-established companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Murray’s affinity for working with entrepreneurs stems in part from his personal experience as a business owner and past Managing Partner of Pallett Valo LLP.


Jeffery Chapman

Director, Vice President, Partner BDO Canada

Jeff provides valuation-related services to clients in the context of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, financial reporting, litigation support, and shareholder reorganizations. He has extensive global valuation experience working on multi-country service teams for major public and private corporations in Canada, the US, Trinidad and Tobago, China, Japan and Taiwan.

Prior to joining BDO, Jeff worked with a large international audit, tax and advisory firm where he prepared numerous valuations of businesses, intangibles and goodwill for various purposes for publicly listed and private companies, including multi-million-dollar entities operating in the energy and natural resources, manufacturing, technology, media and telecommunications industries.


Ron Hunter

Broker of Record, CGA Equitas Business Brokers

Ron is the Broker of Record for Equitas and has completed the Certified Business Broker courses through the Global Business Brokers Institute. He has a keen understanding of the entrepreneur, having been involved in ownership and operating the Canadian Master Franchise of a major real estate franchise for over 20 years, as well as operating an individual franchise. With an extensive background in business sales, franchise sales and business operations, Ron has the unique experience and skills necessary to obtain the best possible deals for his clients in the least amount of time.


Sharlene McDevitt

Senior Account Manager, CTP Business Development Bank of Canada

Sharlene McDevitt is a Certified Treasury Professional with over 25 years of banking experience in helping business owners get control over cash flow, obtain financing and get going on their growth goals. Sharlene has also been involved with her father’s aviation business since the 90’s and understands firsthand the requirement to always be thinking about building value in your business. Sharlene has a B.Comm from Ryerson University and is in completing her MBA/CPA-CMA program at Wilfred Laurier.



Event Details:

 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Breakfast & Networking

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Professional Development Series



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 Student (Member School Only)  $20

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