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Inside the Mind of a Serial Entrepreneur

02 August, 2007

Global serial entrepreneur, consultant, educator and author, Dr Tom McKaskill is organising a series of lectures and workshops at Bond University between July and November 2007 called The Entrepreneurial SME Series.

Dr McKaskill is a global entrepreneur, consultant, educator and author, and he provides practical insights into how entrepreneurs start, develop and harvest their ventures. Dr McKaskill is acknowledged as a world leading authority on exit strategies for high growth enterprises, providing a combination of real world experience with a professional educator’s talent for explaining complex management problems that confront entrepreneurs.

The Entrepreneurial SME Series are a series of one hour breakfast or dinner lectures at Bond University, covering topics: Evaluating business opportunities; Engineering growth into your business; Selling your business – Get a high earnings multiple; Selling your business – Leveraging strategic value; Creating a strategic alliance program; Building an acquisition strategy for your business; Raising venture capital; How to become an angel investor; Building and export capability; and Managing business volatility.

Dr McKaskill’s talent for teaching executives and his pragmatic approach to management education has gained him a reputation as a popular speaker at conferences, workshops and seminars. His approaches to building sustainable profitable ventures and to selling business at a significant premium, has gained him considerable respect with the entrepreneurial community.

Alongside the lectures are also The McKaskill Workshops, which are day workshops that build upon the lectures by providing greater detail and strategies as well as approaches for implementation, options and signs for success and warning indicators of possible problems ahead in a more intimate and personal setting.

Topics for the workshops include: Creating a growth strategy for your business; Selling your business at a premium by maximising the value on sale; Creating an acquisition strategy for your business; Strategies to raise angel investment and venture capital; and Creating an angel strategy.

“The seminars are designed to deliver practical proven strategies for the growth and development for all SME’s” says McKaskill. “Whether you’re a business owner, potential business owner, investor or senior manager in the SME sector then this is for you”

Dr McKaskill is the author of a series of books for entrepreneurs including: Raising Venture Capital; Principles of High Growth Businesses; Selling a Business; Acquisition Strategies and Angel Investing.

The McKaskill Lectures will be held at the Princeton Room at Bond University, starting July 26th with media welcome.
Breakfast session: 7.30am-8.45am ($22 incl GST)
Dinner Session: 6.30pm–7.45pm ($33 incl GST)

The McKaskill Workshops are being held in the Princeton Room at Bond University from 9am–4.30pm. Cost $880 per person per workshop.

For media inquiries, please email Lotta Haegg at Markson Sparks! on or phone on 02 96992000 or 0403

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