“Find a Buyer” Seminar Presented October 27

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Dena Beck, denab@gtmc.net, Phone: (308) 528-0060
LYONS, NE – A “Find a Buyer” dinner seminar will be held at the Upper Room in Holdrege, on Monday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, please contact the Minden Chamber of Commerce at 308-832-1811 or mindenchamber@gtmc.net or the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce at 308-995-4444 or chamber@holdrege.org. Cost is $15 and RSVPs are requested by Oct. 23.
The “Find a Buyer” seminar will also be available through an online video conference the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. CST.
The featured speaker, Frank Haverkamp, President of Sunbelt Business Advisors will show how it is possible to link willing business sellers with willing buyers.
Also, Haverkamp will share why it is important to plan today for transferring a business to someone else whether planning to sell now or later.  Prior planning means selling a business confidentially and without creating concern in customers.

 "According to a recent statewide survey conducted by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) many of our rural business owners are approaching the time to transition or exit the business. The information being presented is one option in that plan," said Dena Beck of the Center for Rural Affairs.

Haverkamp, owner of the Sunbelt Business Advisors brokerage franchise representing Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa and South Dakota, is an attorney with more than 25 years experience in transactional work. He received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and then truly became an entrepreneur by building and selling four businesses of his own. His experience spans from starting a manufacturing firm grossing over five million per year at the time of sale, to a coast to coast trucking company, an import company and a national independent sales representative organization. He now advises both buyers and sellers of their options when managing the transfer of a business.   
The locations for the online conference are:
McCook Community College - McCook, NE
Seward County Extension Office - Seward, NE
Hall County Extension Office - Grand Island, NE
ESU #11 - Holdrege, NE
ESU #7 - Columbus, NE
Lifelong Learning Center - Norfolk, NE
ESU #16 - North Platte, NE
Loup Basin Technology Center - Ord, NE
Pre-registration is required by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2008.  If there are no registrations for a certain site, that site will not be available on October 28. These live video conferences are free of charge and open to the public.

To sign up for the online conference and for more information visit: http://www.unk.edu/acad/crrd/index.php?id=38712. Reservations need to be made by Friday, Oct. 23.

For a flyer of the event: http://files.cfra.org/succession.pdf

The seminars are sponsored by the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, South Central Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), and the Center for Rural Research & Development (CRRD), and UNK Video Services Department. 

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