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FREE Seminar: 3 Part Series - Buying And Selling A Small Business

Topics that will be covered in this live workshop are:

Learn what is Sellers Discretionary Earnings and how it is calculated, Learn how to determine the value of a business you are selling or buying, Learn how to determine the REAL PROFITABILITY of a business, not what the broker is advertising, What are the insider's secrets of how to make sure you GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR when buying or selling a business?, Learn the difference between industry and financial due diligence & why you need both.




Dates: Saturday February 8th, Saturday March 14th

Time: 9AM to 1PM

Cost: No Charge


1.  This seminar is critical for anyone wishing to invest in purchasing a business and for sellers who may want to prepare their business for the sale.
2.  I loved Willard's humor.
3.  I liked the stories you shared about actual cases. They helped to understand the points you were making.
4.  I liked that it was a real seminar ON-SUBJECT as opposed to a sales pitch. The workshop was better than I expected.
5. The seminar is well rounded. I would recommend it to others based on the valuable information portrayed.
6. I learned how to find fraud in the documents provided by sellers.
7. I learned how important it is to not buy the wrong business.
8. Meeting Willard was an inspiration.
9. Willard’s speaking style is accessible and down to earth along with his sense of humor.
10. The speaker’s knowledge and background are extensive and a big asset if you want to buy or sell a business.
11. The speaker freely gave honest answers to all questions.
12. The seminar was interactive not a lecture.
13. I loved the casual style of speaking. A great amount of information was given.
14. The seminar made difficult business information palatable.
15. I loved the case studies of how to become a smart buyer.


- You will learn what are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a business.
- You will learn what the advantages and disadvantages of buying a franchise.
- You will learn the different sources of financing
- You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of buying the real estate under the business instead of leasing it.
- You will learn what to look for in a lease.
- You will learn where to go to find businesses that are for sale.
- You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of using a business broker.
- You will learn what are the good and bad industries to buy into these days.
- What are the business types that can be run as an absentee owner?
- You will learn when and how to make offers and what the 13 protection points that must be addressed in your offers to protect yourself.
- You will learn the procedure step by step for locating and buying a business.- When should you make your offer. Before or after making an offer. Before or after due diligence.
- How do you make a non-binding offer.
- What are the items in the purchase contract that can cost you money if you want out of the deal.
- How do you determine if a seller is just tire kicking and will not be realistic in the negotiations
- How do you handle an uncooperative broker.
- What shall you demand from the seller before making an offer.
- Which purchase contract should you require to be used that will protect your rights.
- What protections do you have to have in an offer to protect your deposit.
- Are escrow instructions identical to the purchase contract. Are they supposed to be?

There will also be plenty of time to answer all your questions about the process of buying or selling a business.

Location:  Seal Beach or Los Alamitos (Near Long Beach) depending on the number of registered attendees. Address and directions are provided the week of the seminar.

PLEASE RSVP:  805-428-2063

About The Presenter: Willard Michlin, CPA (106752) offers California business buyers Due Diligence Services (Second Opinion, Offer Assistance, Final Due Diligence) when they are thinking of making an offer on a business or in the process of investigating a business purchase.


Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence
Name: Willard Michlin, CPA, CFE
Company: Willard Michlin, Due Diligence Services
Area(s) Served: California
Willard Michlin, CPA #106752, offers buyers step by step training & assistance in doing Due Diligence Services when they are thinking of making an offer, or are in process of investigating a business purchase. He helps to determine the actual net profit even when there is cash. Call 805-428-2063.
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