Over the past several months, SDR Ventures has hosted a series of webinars focused on the pet industry. SDR’s pet industry expert, Carol Frank, delivered the webinars to members of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
The first webinar, given on November 17, 2009 was titled, “Sourcing Financing in Difficult Markets: How to Obtain the Capital you need for growth.” The webinar focused on key actions business owners in the pet industry must take in order to secure capital.
The next in the series, “To Sell or Not to Sell, That is the Question: Taking the Mystery Out of Selling Your Business,” was given on December 8, 2009. This presentation outlined keys and common pitfalls for pet industry business owners interested in selling their businesses.
The last webinar in the series, “The Basics of Pet Business Valuation,” was hosted on January 14, 2010 and received the highest attendance. This webinar took business owners through a series of steps necessary to build their company’s value.
SDR Ventures is the first investment bank to pioneer a specialty in the pet industry. Prior to joining SDR Ventures, Carol Frank launched three companies in the pet industry. Having then sold her own business, Carol has first hand experience in company valuation as a business owner and operator.