cfe logoMay 21, 2021–Missouri Western State University Center for Entrepreneurship and the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce are partnering on a program to promote and encourage transition of successful businesses to new ownership.

The goal of “Business SUCCESSion” is to reach business owners who want to transition out of their business now or in the near future and also reach the entrepreneurs that are looking to get into an existing business.

“We have many inquiries of people wanting to buy a business. Often an existing business is a great option for new entrepreneurs because they already offer existing income, clients and structure,” said Annette Weeks, executive director at the Center for Entrepreneurship

The Business SUCCESSion series will offer four free webinars that will be conducted through Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live. The recordings will be housed on the Chamber and Center for Entrepreneurship’s website.

Webinars for sellers all on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.:

Preparing to Sell Your Business Webinar Series

June 1 – Business Succession Planning – Annette Weeks, Center for Entrepreneurship

June 8 – Business Valuation, Tax Consequences, Preparing Your Financial Documents – Matt Robertson, CLA

June 15 – Ways to Legally Structure a Transition – Ken Siemens, MTSE 

A webinar for buyers also will be held in person from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber, lunch provided. Registration required at or email  

Buying a Business Workshop

June 22 – Steps to Buying a Business & Tour of Available Businesses – Annette Weeks, Center for Entrepreneurship

More information will be released on tour stops closer to the event. For more information, contact the Center for Entrepreneurship or the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. 

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