Should I Sell, Close or Carry On…What Are My Options?

Many caterers across the country are facing drastic changes due to COVID 19 and you may be contemplating selling or closing your business. Sound planning can help ensure you cover all your bases. It’s important to understand options for your exit strategy.

Closing or selling a company may be a difficult decision to make, and it can become even more challenging when a business owner doesn’t take the proper steps.

On Wednesday, July 1, Certified Catering Consultants Carl Sacks, Meryl Snow and Frank Christian dive into this live virtual session from 2 – 5:30 pm ET.

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Attendees have the option to attend anonymously and still be a part of the discussion and ask questions.

Maintain Your Business:

  • How to Survive the Current Downturn
  • Which Types of Catering Businesses have Continued through the Current Crisis?
  • Which Catering Sectors are Likely to Recover First?
  • Does Downsizing Really Work as a Survival Tactic?
  • Should You Combine Forces with a Competitor, but Continue to Operate your Brand?

Close Your Business:

  • Necessary Steps to Close Your Business but Come Out with your Reputation Intact
  • How to Determine Whether Your Company Has Liquidation Value
  • What to do if you Have Client Deposits for Events you are Unlikely to Cater
  • How to Negotiate with Vendors for Accounts Payable
  • How to Handle Accounts Receivable
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Employees Being Let Go
  • Worst Case Options – Filing for Bankruptcy Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 (bankruptcy attorney will be present)

Sell Your Business:

  • State of the Catering Industry M&A Market before COVID 19
  • Differences in Sale Likelihood Between Off Premise and On Premise Businesses
  • How to Sell Your Business to a Competitor
  • Steps of the Sale Process
  • How Due Diligence Works
  • NDA/Confidentiality Agreements
  • Finding a Buyer – Should You Use a Broker or a Consultant
  • Business Valuation – What is a Fair Market Value of Your Company
  • What Needs to be in a Purchase/Sale Agreement
  • Time Frame for a Sale
  • Handling Event Deposits Collected
  • Transferring Booked Events
  • What Buyers are Looking For
  • Employee Transitions – How to Retain Key Staff
  • Option to Sell the Business but Retain the Property

This seminar is for information purposes only and should not be considered legal, accounting or tax advice.

LCA & ICA Member Discounts Available:
– ICA member promo code- ICAMEMBER
– LCA member promo code- LCAMEMBER

 

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