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Business ownership succession workshop

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Tuesday, May 2 from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard Street in Springfield, Vermont. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.

In this seminar, you will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in your business. We will take a close look at four different ways of selling a business: to an outsider, to family members, to managers or to the larger group of employees. While we will get into some technical details, including an overview of the business valuation process, the focus will be on stories about each path, told via video by owners who have been involved in the sale of Vermont businesses. Our lead presenter will be accountant Jeffrey Graham of Graham & Graham, P.C. with Don Jamison of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center.

Our special guest at this event will be Steve Birge, co-founder of Black River Produce, who recently completed the succession process.

Attendance is limited to business owners and key managers.

Sponsors of the event are the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont/Springfield Regional Development Corporation, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center and the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, with funding provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

To register, please contact Springfield Regional Development Corporation at 802-885-3061.


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May 2
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Hartness House
30 Orchard Street
Springfield, VT United States
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