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Club E | St Paul - Is Acquiring a Business a Shortcut to Growth?
Join Club E | Saint Paul's Monthly Luncheons University Club of St Paul - 3rd Wednesdays ***Actual attendence event is 35-80 luncheon guests*** Register Now (Paid Ticket Required for Luncheon Seating): Is Acquiring a Business a Shortcut to Growth? For business owners, one of the most important decisions made is how to grow their business. Did you know? Google has acquired over 200 companies. Many successful companies of all sizes are choosing strategic acquisitions to grow their business. Through the strategic acquisition of another company, the purchasing company can achieve instant economies of scale, efficiencies and enhanced market visibility. The acquisition can also increase the company’s customer base by adding new product or service offerings, expanding geographically or eliminating a competitor. Is acquisition right for your company? Why are companies seeking growth through acquisition? What are the most common mistakes when acquiring a business? How does your company determine what to buy, how much to pay, how to structure the transaction and how to overcome challenges? Please join us for answers to these questions and to learn about increasing the value of your business. About the Speaker William Ludwig is the Director of Strategic Acquisitions for Sunbelt Business Advisors, leading the firm’s growth through acquisition services ( He has led both the sale and acquisition of businesses and has experience in a variety of deal making and deal sourcing aspects, including business analysis, business valuation, negotiation of purchase agreements and transaction due diligence. William has served as President/COO/Officer/Board Member and Business Owner for manufacturing companies that sold to Private Equity Groups. He is a member of the Trusted Advisor Board for Vistage Worldwide, Inc. Luncheon Schedule 11:15–12:00 pm Open Networking 12:00-12:20 pm Lunch Served and Presentation Begins 12:15 pm 1:00 pm Program Ends and Networking Lunch is $30 ($40 walk-ins and less than 24 hours prior to event) If you have questions please contact, Chum Struve[masked] or [masked] For more information on Club Entrepreneur, For directions and other information on the University Club, visit

University Club of St. Paul

420 Summit Ave · St. Paul, MN


What we're about

Are you an entrepreneur or are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are determined to face adversity even when their friends and family are discouraging about their passion.

It takes courage for an entrepreneur to come to a meetup when you don't know anyone. This group is so warm and friendly to every new person that has the passion to show up. You get charged up from the support of everyone in the group who care about you and encourage you to continue to drive forward in the face of doubt. As you seek your goal of being self sufficient and a good provider to the people around you, we are here to support you.

Minnesota Entrepreneurs (MnE) provides an environment for entrepreneurs to discover a supportive community of like minded business people who are passionate about "giving" from their own entrepreneurial experiences. Members support each other incubating the entrepreneurial ideals to fruition.

Everyone is welcome to join the group if you fit in one or more of the following four categories:

* Entrepreneurs

* Aspiring Entrepreneurs

* Investors

* Mentors

We do not have any membership dues or revenue criteria. Whether you own a company or just want to help other people succeed, MnE provides the encouragement you seek to inspire your passion.

The meetings are about an individual member's presentation of hers/his unique experiences that reflect on the tenacity and drive that is the core element that keep entrepreneurs growing towards their passion to succeed. Every attendee is entitled to a 20 second elevator pitch introduction.

The majority of the meeting is spent in an interactive exchange with other attending members sharing referrals, information, and resources.

Several meetups are held every week between St. Paul and Minneapolis for the opportunity of the total community to be served.

MnE has a series of 12 monthly incubator style Lunch 'n Learns every Mon, Tues, & Wed all on different topics. We collaborate with 15 other meetup groups so we have aggregated a community of more than 25,000 meetup members who observe and contribute to the success of our local community.

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