North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

Help Exiting Your Business

Own a Business? Own Your Exit.

Wise entrepreneurs plan their transition from day one...

Whether it's in three years or ten now is a good time to prepare your business for your departure. Here's how to get help:

Founders Grove 2018: Humboldt Business Succession Conference

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Sequoia Conference Center, Eureka

Whether it’s this year or in ten now is a good time to prepare your business for your departure. Here’s how to get help…

Get on the mailing list to be notified once registration opens: contact Center Director Leila Roberts at or (707) 445-9720 x212 Conference happening this fall. 
  • An exclusive one-day conference for business owners only. 
  • This is for owners planning far ahead and those planning to exit sooner.
  • Excusive access to experts on the financial, legal, strategic, and management aspects of a smart exit.
  • Start the day with a blank "Exit Plan" template, fill it in with notes and ideas, and take home your reality check and next steps.
  • Then work out the rest with the help of you your no-cost, confidential business advisor during the Business Succession Program. 

Who is this conference best for?

  • Business owners and partners
  • In business at least two years
  • Gross annual revenue of at least $75,000
  • Based in Humboldt County 

Business Succession Program 2018

Get on the mailing list to be notified once applications open: contact Center Director Leila Roberts at or (707) 445-9720 x212

Our region contains a growing number of business owners who are approaching “business exit”, but haven’t yet figured out the strategy that best meets their business strategy, financial needs, and personal values. The 2018 Business Succession Program supports owners who want intensive, hands-on help to engineer a sound exit in the next 1-5 years. Whether it’s selling to new owners or transferring to inheritors, this is your springboard to a smart exit. The experience works best for those who come to the one-day Business Succession conference.

You get:

  • 10+ hours of confidential, no cost, individualized business advising.
  • A customized six-month learning program, with confidential peer support network.

One-to-one Business Advising 

Sit down with a seasoned SBDC consultant to engineer a smart business exit. Get serial entrepreneurs on our team who have been through this more than once. Sign up for advising today at
Deep thanks to The Headwaters Fund for funding the Business Succession Conference and Program!
Headwaters Fund

Apply Now

It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.