Are you and your business prepared for what's next?

Online course | April 6 - May 11, 2023

Whether your exit is three years or three decades away, every business owner needs an exit strategy. Don’t let one of the “five D’s” of death, disagreement, disaster, disability, and divorce knock your business off course.

This 5-week online course will guide you through a business succession planning process to learn, discuss and plan for your transition. You and future leaders of the business will be prepared for the business succession event. You’ll learn the resources available and how to leverage them.

Most importantly, you will create your succession plan. If you desire outside professional assistance, this course will help you find it.

What you will get from this course:

  • Build your knowledge and the ability to create your business succession strategy
  • Learn with other business owners
  • Learn about the different options available to transition your business (i.e., third party, employee ownership, family, etc.)
  • Become equipped to prepare your comprehensive succession & transition plan.

More about the course

This course features virtual learning on Zoom each week on Thursdays, with class held 9:00a.m.- 10:30a.m (except the first week is a reading/prep week; there is no class that week). You also can contract for 1:1 consultation services at your option. The course is discreet and confidential so that you can explore these essential issues without rumors circulating in your community about your business’ future. Weekly topics are covered with instructor presentations, Q&A and group discussion. In between sessions, businesses individually think through their situation and kickstart their planning with a comprehensive succession planning guidebook.

A business owner may purchase the course and participate alone, or they may purchase the course for their team. In this context, a team is defined as up to five people affiliated with the business e.g. managers, key employees, and family members. The cost of this course is $500 per business, with each business allowed up to five participants (including the business owner). All participants need to enroll individually in order to gain access to course materials. If you are registering as a member of a team (not the business owner), please confirm that your business owner has already purchased the course before you begin enrolling.

Register by March 30, 2023 at 4pm CT. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded less a $25 service fee.

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