Why Plan for Transition?

65% of business owners do not know what their business is worth


75% of the owner's net worth is tied up in the business


85% have no exit strategy


Plan early to be prepared for the moment opportunity strikes


Wilke & Associates


Cohen & Grigsby


Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

P: (412) 396-6233

F: (412) 396-5884


Mon- Fri 8:30 - 4:30




If you own a small business and have considered transitioning it, this series will give you the knowledge & tools to get the most out of what you have built for yourself, your family and your employees.


Talks from local transition experts:

Cohen & Grigsby, Duq School of Business, FNB Capital, Rivers Edge Alliance, UBS Financial Services, Wilke & Associates


Featured talks from entrepreneurs:

Denise DeSimone

   ...created a start-up branch of Gibraltar Computers, and since then has started eight companies and became CEO of Advanticom in 2005.  She founded C-Leveled in 2010.


D. Raja

   ...Co-founder & Chairman of Computer Enterprises Inc, Founding Chair of Univ of Pittsburgh's Computer Science Industry Board, Host of "Your American Story" (104.7FM), Winner of Ernst & Young's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year.


Raul Valdes-Perez

   ...co-founded the business software company Vivisimo in 2000, and led it as CEO until 2009 when he became executive chairman. He was named 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He sold his business to IBM in 2013.




Ten Reasons to Attend:
* Meet & learn from entrepreneurs who have successfully sold businesses
* Learn how to increase your business' value & pay less in taxes
* Become more knowledgeable about the entire selling process
* Discover creative options for selling
* Improve negotiation skills
* Gain more confidence for meeting potential buyers
* Learn to find and hire the best support team
* Acquire planning & analytical tools for taking the next step
* Receive optional follow-up assistance
* Get the most out of what you've built!