• Buying & Selling a Business Workshop

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    Name: Buying & Selling a Business Workshop
    Date: March 14, 2024
    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Have you considered owning your own business? For sure there is no greater satisfaction than being one's own boss, but estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate 20% of all businesses fail within the first year!

    Hedge your success by purchasing a business that has already overcome the challenges every small business faces. Or explore franchising as a supported path to entrepreneurship.

    Gerard Perillo is a Certified Business Intermediary with over 25 years' experience helping entrepreneurs buy and sell businesses. He literally wrote the book on it - Sharkpreneur, Bite Sized Strategies for Selling Your Business with the Shark Team, an Amazon.com best seller.

    Gerard has sold hundreds of businesses that total $510 mm in closed transactions, with $285 mm sold in the last two years. Gerard is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) credentialed through the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and is a Business Certified Appraiser (BCA), which uniquely qualifies him to work as an SBA appraiser.

    He is distinguish from other business brokers in that he does not understate or overstate the valuation of a business, he gives a true valuation. In 2020, Gerard developed the first business valuation software that integrates with Intuit QuickBooks called Today’s VAL. This development has earned him high esteem as an industry expert in the valuation of a business.

    In 2021, Gerard brought his Shark Team to eXp Commercial Business Brokerage division where he sits as Co-Vice Chair of the eXp Business Brokerage Committee, developing the guidelines and procedures to sell businesses in all 50 states. Learn more about Gerard and Shark Team Florida here: Shark Team Florida

    Gerard will share with us strategies for valuing a business, buying a business, franchising and exit strategies for successfully selling a business.

    This information is valuable for anyone considering purchasing a business, and specifically to veterans and veteran spouses transitioning out of service looking for their next opportunity.

    To help translate the skills learned in the military to entrepreneurship, Veterans Florida and statewide partner organizations, like Beachworx, have joined forces to offer the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, of which this workshop is an initiative. Follow us to see all these events.

    This event is presented by Veterans Florida & Beachworx. 
    This event is presented at Beachworx Fort Walton Beach. 

    Beachworx Fort Walton Beach
    105 Lewis Street
    Suite 103
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    Date/Time Information:
    Date: March 14, 2024
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST
    Contact Information:
    (850) 974-3435
    General Admission (non-veteran, non-member): $10/person
    Beachworx Member: Free
    Veteran, Active Military & Spouse: Free
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