Businesses For Sale Live

Businesses For Sale at the Business Show

If you're thinking of starting a business or want to expand one fast, why not buy one?

Attend our seminars and you’ll learn everything you need to know about buying a business – including how to find your dream business, how to raise finance to buy it and what you can do to make sure your deal goes through.

You’ll also hear from franchising experts on why buying a franchise can prove to be a great alternative to buying a business.

If you’re at the other end of the scale and you’re looking to exit, our sessions on selling and valuation will help you prepare your exit strategy and maximise the value of your business.

We’ll have industry experts with more buying and selling experience than you can shake a stick at on hand to help you demystify the entire process.

All in one place, under one roof - everything you need to know about getting started or getting out.

At A Glance


 • How do you find the right business for you? Then what happens once you've found it?
 • Find out why buying a franchise is a great alternative to starting one
 • Get your head around the potentially complex and arduous process of selling a business
 • Understand the importance of due diligence and why this will stop your deal falling apart
 • Learn business valuation techniques
 • Pick up tips you can employ at the negotiating table

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Timetable


Wednesday

  • 11:00 - Philip de Lisle (Philipdelisle.com): ‘How to buy a business’

    Learn about all aspects of the buying process - from where to look for a business for sale all the wayto working out your eventual exit strategy for your own sale.

  • 12:00 - Mark Abbot and John Graham (Oven Wizards): ‘Franchising v going it alone’

    This seminar looks to examine some of the main differences between setting up in business on your own as opposed to buying into a Franchise. It will be an interactive session where you will be able to ask any questions you would like about franchising in general from two experienced franchisors and members of the British Franchise Association.

  • 13:00 - Peter Wilson (Anderson Shaw): ‘How to stop your business deal falling through’

    Due diligence is an often un-loved part of the sales process, but don’t be fooled, it is absolutely critical and has the potential to ‘make’ or ‘break’ the deal. It usually comprises 3 elements – legal, financial and commercial. Sellers need to be well-prepared ahead of the process. Buyers need to be
    clear on what they need to know about. Too many deals can fail at the due diligence stage.

  • 14:00 - Rob Goddard (Evolution CBS): ‘Selling a business - The secret’s in the preparation’

    There’s always something you can do to increase the value of your business. Learn the secrets to successfully preparing your business to sell it at the best possible price.

  • 15:00 - Steve Barry (Evolution CBS): ‘How to value your business and negotiate a successful sale’

    Find out how to value your business and what it will take to win at the negotiating table to get the deal you want.


Thursday

  • 11:00 - George Seward (Corporate Mergers Network): ‘Purchasing privately owned businesses’

    Purchasing Privately Owned Businesses is a summary of the many steps, processes and stages required to successfully acquire a small privately owned business. Areas covered in this experienced based presentation will include target identification and acquisition strategy; liaising with finance and legal professionals and building your team; valuation observations and negotiating your way through the challenges of completing a deal.

  • 12:00 - Mark Abbot and John Graham (Oven Wizards): ‘Franchising v going it alone’

    This seminar looks to examine some of the main differences between setting up in business on your own as opposed to buying into a Franchise. It will be an interactive session where you will be able to ask any questions you would like about franchising in general from two experienced franchisors and members of the British Franchise Association.

  • 13:00 - Peter Wilson (Anderson Shaw): ‘How to stop your business deal falling through’

    Due diligence is an often un-loved part of the sales process, but don’t be fooled, it is absolutely
    critical and has the potential to ‘make’ or ‘break’ the deal. It usually comprises 3 elements – legal, financial and commercial. Sellers need to be well-prepared ahead of the process. Buyers need to be clear on what they need to know about. Too many deals can fail at the due diligence stage.

  • 14:00 - Alison Cooper (Lessmann) and Mark Bentley (BCMS): ‘What is it really like to sell a business? Live Q&A with former business owners’

    Thinking of selling up? Here’s a unique opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs who’ve been there and done just that. Former BCMS clients will talk though their sale experiences, discussing the commercial and personal challenges of a business sale. They’ll offer expert tips on preparing for sale, and essential advice on how to get the right deal for you. There’s an open Q&A, so whatever you need to know, just ask!

  • 15:00 - Rupert Trevelyan (Weybridge Business Brokers): ‘How to value your business and put in place the foundations to negotiating a successful sale!’

    Valuing a business is critical to achieving a sale and the right value for the seller. This seminar will explore valuation techniques and more importantly the multiples that are likely to be achieved in current market conditions. By understanding buyer requirements, sellers are more likely to negotiate a successful sale.  Rupert will cover the key pointers to achieving a deal.

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