CPA, CVA, CGMA is the CEO and founder of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC. John is a business enthusiast who has won numerous awards for his achievements, including being recognized Nationally as a 40 Under 40 by the M&A Advisor and a 2013 Managing Partner Elite by Accounting Today

Helping our friends and partners look beyond technology, and explore topics that will help them prosper and succeed.

You are invited to hear John Bly, author of Cracking The Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers And Acquisitions For Pennies On The Dollar speak at the upcoming Project: Empower seminar.

“Cracking The Code” serves as a guide to effectively find good deals for entrepreneurial businesses in the $1 to $30 million range. John provides a blueprint for how to tackle such issues as:

  • Determining whether the deal is a good fit
  • Due diligence
  • Structuring the deal
  • Tax issues
  • How to land the perfect catch

John will show you ways to find potential spots for rapid growth and accomplish, on a smaller level, what the larger companies do. By breaking down the M&A process into approachable elements, you will find that your entire outlook on the topic will be transformed.

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Event Details

Come hear John’s inspirational talk at 4pm, then enjoy a Happy Hour event with your whole Complete Network team from 5-7pm. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served and you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the hard working techs and engineers that help your business.

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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217

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