Mid Level Newbie Tenured Stagers

It’s your business. Build it..Sell it!

January 20, 2017 9:15 am - 10:35 am

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Donald R. Parker, CFA, CVA 2017

As business owners, we tend to get lost in the day-to-day grind of running our business. Sometimes, we need a tap on the shoulder to remind us that there is an end to our means. Ultimately, being able to monetize the fruit of our labor is the difference between a job and owning a business. “It’s your business. Build it..Sell it!” will teach you how to make your business “salable.” You will learn how to focus on the end-game. You will learn what drives business value. And most importantly, you will learn that you CAN be replaced.

Learning Objectives

– Knowing the difference between working “in” and working “on” your business

– Understanding the five factors that affect business value

– Developing the three “Ps” that make your business “salable”


Mr. Parker founded Gryphon Valuation Consultants in 2003 after a 20+ year career in the investment management industry as a securities analyst, portfolio manager and global equity strategist. Like many top experts in the field of business valuation, he has earned the right to use the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst® or CFA® designation, sponsored by the CFA Institute. He also holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation, sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Mr. Parker has performed literally hundreds of valuation assignments involving various types of companies covering a broad spectrum of industries including professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, wholesale, food & beverage, construction, gaming and technology, among others. Mr. Parker also serves as a court-qualified expert witness having provided legal testimony in cases of marital dissolution and commercial litigation, including estate and business transactions, partnership & shareholder disputes, economic loss, securities and corporate restructuring. He is a past president of the CFA Society of Nevada and the Financial Planning Association of Nevada. He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Las Vegas Summerlin (Nevada) Rotary Club. Gryphon Valuation Consultants is an independent member of the American Business Appraisers National Network of highly experienced business appraisal firms.