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M&A Unplugged

Nov 12, 2019

In this episode, Domenic and Kathy Miller discuss: 

  • Preparing for retirement 
  • Preparing a business for sale
  • Going through the selling process
  • Meeting buyers and selecting the right one 


Key Takeaways: 

  • Begin setting up your personal life for retirement before you sell your business- know where you are going and what you want to be doing next
  • Always have an exit strategy in mind, have your house in order the whole time
  • Continuing to build the business and keep it going, while selling, can be one of the most difficult things but very important
  • Some of the strongest leverage includes a good reputation, strong and diverse client base, and ten-year employees 


"You don’t know how prepared you are until you enlist the experts." —  Kathy Miller 


About Kathy Miller: Kathy Miller lived and breathed events. After 40+ years and countless projects with Fortune 50 corporations, major trade associations, and nonprofit organizations, she still thought it was fun. In 1995, Kathy started Total Event Resources, a global, certified woman-owned meeting and event planning agency with a reputation for making waves. Kathy and her team provided expert, award-winning, strategic, creative and logistical meetings, and event services to clients who wanted to maximize the value and effectiveness of communicating in a live event environment.  
She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Kathy Osterman Award from MPI-CAC and Enterprising Women of the Year, Honorable Mention, from Enterprising Woman Magazine. Plus, her company’s projects have received more than 60+ industry awards. Kathy was highly involved in the meeting and event planning industry, including her 8-year term on the International Special Events Society Board of Governors which included International President. One of Kathy’s proudest accomplishments is being hand-selected to participate in and completing, the inaugural class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in Chicago.  
This year Kathy sold her business to fulfill her dream of retiring happy and healthy while being able to travel the world with her husband by planes, trains, motorcycles, and RVs! They will be traveling to Australia for an extended period to visit their son, daughter in law and two grandsons.  


Connect with Kathy Miller: 

Twitter: totaleventresou  

Facebook: totaleventresources  



YouTube: TotalEventRes

LinkedIn: kathy-miller


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Show notes by Podcastologist: Kim Mavy 


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