0159-007 KSU How to Buy a Business

How to Buy a Business

Wednesday, September 25th
$ 39.00
Starting a Business


Starting a business from scratch isn’t the only path to entrepreneurship.

Buying a business can be far less risky, less expensive and easier to finance than starting one. In fact, buying a business may be the best strategy for success. This program will provide entrepreneurs with guidance to search, assess, value, finance, and execute a business acquisition. Discussion includes the role of a business broker and a franchise broker. Whether you are interested in becoming a business owner or an existing business owner looking to grow through acquisition, this program is for you!


Starts in 2 months!


  • Understand why buying a business can be best strategy for success
  • Define the terms used in buying a business
  • Navigate the process for buying a business.
  • Identify what franchise opportunities offer


Wednesday, September 25, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cost: $39.00

This is a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive your Zoom link via email. 






Joe Zirkel

Joe Zirkel is a Business Consultant at UGA SBDC, Kennesaw State University, with 25+ years of diverse small business expertise. His journey commenced as an auditor in New York, evolving into VP roles in operations, finance, and small business lending in Atlanta. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Joe holds an EMBA from Kennesaw State University and a BA in Accounting from Hofstra University. His multifaceted experience spans accounting, manufacturing, operations, and lending, enriching his capacity to guide businesses effectively. With a solid educational foundation and hands-on industry acumen, Joe excels in driving growth and profitability for small enterprises.



Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy, a Senior Business Consultant at the UGA Small Business Development Center, Kennesaw State University, leverages over two decades of banking expertise, specializing in Commercial/SBA lending and financial advisory. With a solid foundation built over 10+ years in upper management in retail, Daniel seamlessly blends strategic acumen with operational finesse. His proficiency extends to human resources, grant research and government contracting, Daniel holds a BA degree from Covenant College and an MBA in Accounting from Benedictine University and is a SHRM Certified Professional and member in the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Carole Arnold at [email protected] or call 470.578.6450