35th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference update

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Greater Cleveland

One way or another, you will exit your business.
Will you be in charge of the process, or will someone else?

Between 60-80 percent of business owners do not have a formal succession plan in place. This program is designed to assist owners of small and medium sized businesses develop a road map to a successful succession plan through interactive workshops, learning materials, and one-on-one consultations with the staff of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

Who should attend

Our succession planning workshops are designed for businesses owners who are interested in developing a succession plan for their business who are located in the greater Cleveland area.

                                                                            

Program Overview

The Greater Cleveland Small Business Succession program is made up of two workshops which will provide businesses owners with an overview of business succession planning, what it is, what options exist, and how employee ownership can be used as a succession planning tool. The first workshop, "Who Will Own Your Business Next?" will focus on succession planning and the development of your goals and objectives. The second workshop, "Is Employee Ownership Right for You?" explores the option of selling your company to your employees using an employee ownership model.

The two workshops (detailed below) will be held in 4 different locations throughout greater Cleveland area (Downtown, East, West, and South). You can attend both workshops, or one. Locations and dates can be found below in the "Cost & Registration" section below.

Workshop 1: Who Will Own Your Business Next?

This workshop provides attendees with a general overview of the issues and options that business owners have for small business succession.

Preliminary Agenda

Time - 8am-11:30am
Registration and continental breakfast - 8am-8:30am
Program - 8:30-11:30am

Attendees will receive

Workshop 2: Is Employee Ownership Right for You?

This workshop will provide an in-depth exploration of using employee ownership as a succession planning strategy. It will cover the pros and cons of a sale to employees as well as the various employee ownership options available to business owners. Employee ownership can be a viable option for the business owner who wants to preserve the legacy of what they built, reward the employees who helped them build it, all while receiving a fair price for the business. And, if you are a business owner without children interested in taking over, or who finds an outside sale difficult or unappealing, employee ownership might be the right fit.

Preliminary Agenda

Time - 8:30am-11:30am
Registration and continental breakfast - 8:30am-9am
Program - 9am-11:30am

Attendees will receive

                                                                                                                                                    

Cost and Registration

Both workshops outlined above will be held in four different locations in the Greater Cleveland area - Downtown, East, West, and South. You can attend both workshops, or one.

Registration is $125.00 per attendee, per workshop.

40% discount on registrations are available for business owners. Simply contact us and we will provide you with the discount code.

email oeoc@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3028

East

Location: Corporate College East, Conference Center
4400 Richmond Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

-Workshop 1: Who Will Own Your Business Next? - **Rescheduled, Check back for dates**
Register here

-Workshop 2: Is Employee Ownership Right For You? - **Rescheduled, Check back for dates**
Register here

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South

Location: Indiana Wesleyan University Conference Center
4100 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

-Workshop 1: Who Will Own Your Business Next? -  **Rescheduled, Check back for dates**
Register here

-Workshop 2: Is Employee Ownership Right For You? -  **Rescheduled, Check back for dates**
Register here

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Downtown

Location: Mather Mansion at Cleveland State University
2605 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

-Workshop 1: Who Will Own Your Business Next? - Thursday October 27th
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-Workshop 2: Is Employee Ownership Right For You? - Thursday November 10th
Register Here

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West

Location: Courtyard by Marriot
25050 Sperry Drive, Westlake, OH 44145

-Workshop 1: Who Will Own Your Business Next? - Tuesday November 1st
Register Here


-Workshop 2: Is Employee Ownership Right For You? -Tuesday November 15th

Register Here


                                                                                                                                                     

Questions?

Contact Chris Cooper at ccooper1@kent.edu or 330-672-3028 for more info on the program.

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