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CONTACT: Tod Fiscus
Transition360 Principals Honored as Expert Panelists at the Cantillon Club Event
Seattle, Washington (October 2nd, 2018) – The Cantillon Club will be hosting another anticipated exclusive event for business owners from around the Seattle, Washington area on October 24th, 2018. The event is open to qualified business owners who purchase tickets in advance. A limited number of tickets are available.
This quarter, Cantillon’s CEO & Business Owner Networking Event will focus on Business Exit Planning. It will be an exciting evening affair including local award-winning wine, small batch draft beer and delicious catered food. The Event is an opportunity for business owners from different industries who share common challenges, to purposefully connect with each other and learn from an experienced and knowledgeable panel of experts on particularly relevant topics.
Executives from the Seattle-based Transition360 headquarters including Tod Fiscus and Dan Stone, principals at Transition360, have been honored with the privilege of being guest speakers and expert panelists. “This will create an opportunity for business owners to both gain real-world experience regarding the eventual succession or sale of their businesses, and learn more about the exit-strategy planning, preparation, and sale process,” said Dan Stone.
Mr. Fiscus expressed what he hopes to achieve as a panelist: “Transition360 believes that the Exit Planning process should be a line item on your annual strategic planning session agenda. If it’s not, it’s typically due to the lack of knowledge around how a to plan for a successful exit or fear of what one would do after selling. Whether it’s next year or 10 years from now, knowing how transitions are currently working in your industry, how they’re being financed, what needs to be modified before legally changing ownership, and what the typical transition expectations are after a sale, are all important aspects of a transition that are continually changing over time.”
“We spend so much time building our business plan and little or no time building our exit plan, a short conversation can get you pointed in a direction that might double the value of your company when you’re ready to sell. If you didn’t include it in last year’s strategic planning conversation, we hope to share why you might think about incorporating it at the Cantillon Club Event this year.”
Allocating time to design a plan is a challenge for most owners until an unsolicited offer or health issue comes up. Strategic business transition planning has proven to be a critical part of successfully maximizing verifiable value. With proactive attention put on seeing through the eyes of a buyer, the process can transform a business by reducing risk and, creating a financeable, attractive, acquisition target.
The Cantillon Club Event Experience facilitates engaging and relevant, face-to-face interactions and discussions that focus on the 5% of issues business owners can’t talk to most people about.
Doors will open at 5pm for one-on-one networking opportunities and “Happy Hour” with the panelists, guests and business owners. A Q&A by moderator Craig Engelbrecht (General Manager, LONG Building Technologies), with panelists Arti O’Brien (Owner/President, Advanced Government Services, Inc.), Gladys Gillis (CEO, Starline Luxury Coaches), and Jason Totedo (Chartered Financial Advisor, AGP Wealth Advisors), and Transition360 principals Tod Fiscus and Dan Stone. The Panel Conversation will conclude with more food, beer, wine, networking and an opportunity to meet the panelists.