Upon successful completion of this course participant should be able to be complete the
-To gain a good understanding of the reasons why a sale or purchase might fail.
-To understand cultural differences between businesses and how to make different cultures work.
-To examine key information a seller and buyer would be interested in knowing prior to the acquisition.
-To gain a better understanding of due diligence beyond the numbers.
-To determine how to screen out bad companies.
-To examine cash flows as a method of pricing.
Field of Study: 2 Hours Accounting/2 Hours Specialized Knowledge
- General understanding of accounting and finance
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Lesson 1: Course Overview and INTRODUCTORY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS22m 32s
Lesson 2: WHY DO BUSINESS TRANSITIONS OFTEN FAIL OR DO GREAT HARM TO THE BUSINESS AFTER A TRANSITION?28m 0s
Lesson 3: WHAT IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND SO MANY COMPANIES BEING BOUGHT OR SOLD?3m 12s
Lesson 4: THE FOUR D'S OF A BUSINESS EXIT STRATEGY AND TIPS FOR EXITING A BUSINESS6m 9s
Lesson 5: HOW MANY TRANSITION STRATEGIES ARE AVAILABLE TO SELECT FROM ANYWAY?13m 31s
Quiz 16 questions
Lesson 6: THE BUSINESS CULTURE DISCUSSION: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THE BUSINESS CULTURE?19m 3s
Lesson 7: WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD THE SELLER PROVIDE FOR ME IF I AM INTERESTED IN BUYING THEIR COMPANY?6m 47s
Lesson 8: WHAT IS DUE DILIGENCE AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT? WHAT ARE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FISSURES?18m 55s
Lesson 9: WHAT SHOULD THE BUYER DO TO LOOK FOR THESE FATAL FISSURES? WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF DUE DILIGENCE?6m 55s
Lesson 10: DOES THE SELLER HAVE ANY INTEREST IN KNOWING SOMETHING ABOUT THE BUYER?5m 49s
Lesson 11: ARE THERE SITUATIONS THAT BUYERS SHOULD BE WARY OF IN A PURCHASE OF A BUSINESS? FINAL QUESTIONS BEFORE A DECISION POINT6m 44s
Lesson 12: IF THE COMPANY PASSES THIS TEST, THEN WHAT HAPPENS? Cash Flow Analysis and Standard Break - Even Analysis7m 49s
Lesson 13: IS THERE A GOOD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THAT WOULD HELP ME KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DUE DILIGENCE PROGRAM?9m 43s
Quiz 26 questions
Final Exam18 questions
Garland Granger is full time accounting Professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He worked for two years in banking, eight years in public accounting and has been teaching CPE and Review Course seminars professionally since 1995. Professor Granger is the primary instructor on the Lambers CPA Review Auditing Section and for the Lambers Certified Internal Auditor course. In addition he is featured on many of the Lambers CPE Course offerings. His primary focus is financial accounting issues, fraud, and internal controls. He believes that continuing education should be practical and informative as well as enjoyable. His teaching style is interactive and he enjoys using hands-on examples to reinforce his points. His sense of humor and his interactive teaching style make his seminars fun and helpful for improving the skill level of each participant in a practical manner.