Press Release for Monday, May 7, 2007

Resource Network Holds Buying/Selling Business Event

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Florida’s Small Business Resource Network is hosting a one-day workshop on Wednesday, May 16, at the University of North Florida University Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., covering all aspects of completing a successful business sale or purchase. Networking and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.

The workshop, “Buying or Selling a Business: Be Informed—Reduce Your Risk,” is designed to assist business owners and prospective owners considering buying or selling a business. For the first time ever, all the advisors and professionals involved in the buy/sell transaction will assemble in one place—business brokers, appraisers, accountants, lenders and attorneys—will share their expertise to arm participants with the information they need to succeed.

The panel of professionals will cover what to expect from making an offer to closing for all forms of businesses. Real-world case studies will highlight the “do’s” and “don’ts,” and discussions will detail each step of the process, including both buyer and seller perspectives, advisor role and responsibilities, and assembling your team of advisors.

For registration and information, visit or call Nancy Boyle at (904) 620-2489.

This event is sponsored by Corporate Investment International, American Enterprise Bank, Driver, McAfee, Griggs & Peek, P.L., UPS Capital Business Credit, Safeguard Business Systems, Birong Associates, LLC, Waddell & Reed, Access Capital Funding Corp., Banco Popular and Patrick & Robinson, CPAs.

The Small Business Resource Network is a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, The Small Business Development Center at UNF, the State of Florida, the City of Jacksonville and member firms that serve small business. The SBRN assists as an information resource to help connect small businesses with the professional expertise they need to achieve greater success. Members of the SBRN include experienced private-sector professionals in the fields of law, accounting, insurance, financing and management, business continuity planning, disaster preparedness and recovery, as well as non-profit organizations providing small business assistance and corporations serving small business.