Join Us at The Garden Center Show and Grow Your Business
We look forward to seeing you August 8-10, 2023 at The Garden Center Show for independent garden center (IGC) owners and professionals— the premier event for IGCs, bringing together the brightest minds and hottest products in one place at the Baird Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a conference and trade show. We will be there with two in-person educational sessions on succession, exit planning, value acceleration, and more that you will not want to miss.
Attend the “Succession & Exit Planning in Action: Your Exit Strategy”
Session on Wednesday, August 9th at 1:00 PM in Room 203-B.
Attend the “Value Acceleration: Command Top Dollar for Your Business”
Session on Wednesday, August 9th at 3:00 PM in Room 203-D.
According to Chris Cimaglio, “An Exit Planning Institute report found that over 75% of business owners who have sold their business profoundly regret it within a year after the sale. So, leadership succession and exit planning must consider the transactional and emotional aspects of leaving your business. This session will examine preparation, planning options, and transitional strategies, especially in highly owner-dependent companies.”
Many Independent Garden Centers are family businesses— those considering family succession and those needing to find an alternative as there is no family to take over. Chris Cimaglio states, “It is hard to transition when no one is in place to take over, but that doesn’t mean the planning should stop. On the contrary, it is more important than ever to get started. We will also touch on business continuity planning. It will also address your personal and emotional readiness and review actions you can take today for you and your business to become more transition-ready. This is a timely seminar as we are experiencing an increase in succession and exit planning in the green industry.”
In the session on Value Acceleration, our Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) will show you how to get the highest dollar for your business when you’re ready to move on to the next stage of your life with no regrets. For business owners and company leaders, it is more important than ever to prepare and gain the knowledge and assistance to help manage their businesses and accelerate the value of their company, especially in turbulent times.
A “plus” reason to attend— Connect with The BEST Team in person at The Garden Center Show! Their focus will be to make themselves available to meet with leaders wanting to discuss their company’s executive hiring, succession planning, and restructuring and turnaround needs. With decades of experience in corporate management, sales, marketing, human resources, and business advisory, BEST specializes in talent acquisition and management consulting for the horticulture industry.
If you represent a company with executive hiring, restructuring professional, or succession planning needs, please make an appointment to meet with us anytime throughout the show.
We look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee at The Garden Center Show!