Savvy Entrepreneurs Seminar Series: Market Valuations

how much is my business worth?

We all want to reach a double digit multiplier when determining market value of our business. This session will discuss best practices in determining an objective valuation of a business and how you can develop your business model to achieve the highest market valuation.

Come to network, learn best practices, and reconnect with the Savvy community at the first seminar of the 2010-11 Savvy Entrepreneur Seminar Series.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Registration and Networking 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Networking 8 – 9 p.m.


GVSU University Club
DeVos Center, Building C Lobby
Grand Valley State University
401 Fulton Street W
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Savvy Entrepreneur Info:

Co-produced locally by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Grand Angels and Momentum-MI.
The Savvy Entrepreneur seminar series will provide a highly interactive forum for entrepreneurs and start-up, early- and mid-stage high growth companies to interact with a panel of experts, as well as network with their peers. The series is designed to focus not only on the basic how-to’s of building a successful business, but also cover best practices in intellectual property, team building,initial sales and securing capital.


General: $25 per session or $100 for the entire series if registered in advance. $40 per session at the door.
Students: $5 per session at the door.

Pre-revenue companies: FREE (be honest)



Parking is provided onsite at the DeVos Lot. Please pick up parking permit from the parking attendant located behind the Cook – DeVos Center for Health Sciences building and accessed off of Lafayette Street.

Future Topics:

November 17, 2010 – Cash Flow and How Best to Use It
The wonderful sound of cash in the account! But what do you DO with it? This session will discuss the use of cash in the early stages of your business, as well as how to effectively manage cash flow to grow your business.

February, 23, 2011 – What Investors Want to Hear
You’ve been making your pitch for capital and it just doesn’t seem to be working. This session will address what investors really want to hear and how you can deliver your message so they will listen.

March 30, 2011 – Getting to the First Sale
That first sale validates your business value proposition! This session will discuss how to maximize effectiveness to get to first sale, how to leverage sales to draw investors, and how to leverage the first sale to get to the secon

April 20, 2011 – Getting Creative with Funding Alternatives
Not every business is fundable through defined means such as grants, Angel or Venture Capital investment, or traditional bank loans. What creative alternatives are there for funding? How can West Michigan create more?

Savvy Entrepreneur Sponsors:

GVSU Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Grand Angels