Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Navigating the Business Acquisition Journey: Panel Discussion Lunch and Learn

Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Join us for an insightful lunch and Learn session on “How to Buy a Business,” where industry experts will share valuable insights and strategies to guide you through the intricate process of business acquisition.

In this panel discussion, our seasoned professionals will cover:

  • The Art of Due Diligence: Learn how to thoroughly evaluate a business’s financial health, operations, and market position to make informed decisions.
  • Navigating Legal Aspects: Understand the legal intricacies involved in acquiring a business, from contracts and negotiations to compliance and regulatory considerations.
  • Financial Mastery: Gain insights into structuring deals, financing options, and creating a sound financial plan for a successful acquisition.
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Hear real-world stories from successful entrepreneurs who have navigated the challenges of business acquisition and discover the strategic decisions that led to their success.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or exploring the possibility of acquiring your first business, this panel discussion will provide practical tips and expert advice to empower your decision-making process.

Featured Speakers

Johnny Wilbon

VP, Small Business Community Officer | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shanda McFadden

Financial Advisor | Merryl Lynch

Kristina Wynne

Licensed Business Broker

India Rios

Principal Attorney | Seven Eleven Law Group

Event Sponsor

This event is hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and our Illinois SBDC. Learn more about our small business services here.

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In-Person Event

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
410 N Michigan Ave, Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60611