December 10, 2020 – 11:00 am to Noon (Mountain Time)


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In our last #StartupRetool session, we will hear from two perspectives, an investment banker and an entrepreneur, about when is it time to sell a business. There are many reasons why you might sell your business, but just because you decided you want to sell the business doesn’t always mean there is an opportunity to sell it. We hear there are market conditions needed to be in place in order to sell a business. Is the biz even worth selling or better off just closing down? What is the mindset you need to have in order to make a successful acquisition? How does it feel as a founder to let go and transfer the thing they created? How did they know it was time?

We will hear both an investment banker who helps sell businesses to investors and a startup entrepreneur who has sold their small business in New Mexico. Tips, strategies, and real stories will be presented to help guide local small businesses considering this process if the opportunity arises.

Highlighted Speakers

Kevin McDonald, Partner, McDonald Lehner

 McDonald Lehner is an advisory firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions of privately-owned companies in North and South America. In the past 20 years, the firm has facilitated more than 35 such transactions.

Alonso Indacochea, Product Manager at Reconnect and Founder at Jogo

 Dedicated, passionate learner. Educator. Project manager. I love building things. Currently building technology to fight incarceration, recidivism, and addiction. 


11:00 am – Welcome and Introductions
11:10 am – Presenters and Q/A
11:55 am – Info about Resource Provider and Call to Action
12:00 pm – Presentations End, Informal Optional Networking After

Highlighted Resource Provider

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CNM Ingenuity – Small Business and Startups unit focuses on providing training and resources led by entrepreneurship. ActivateNM is powered by CNM Ingenuity


About this series

The World Has Changed, Time to Retool Your Business

During this period of adjustment to working remotely, ActivateNM powered by CNM Ingenuity is hosting a #StartupRetool series for small businesses and startups in New Mexico to digitize their businesses.

In this series, highlighted local entrepreneurs and resource providers will share strategies and platforms to retool small businesses. If you are a small business or startup, this is an event that will help you learn how to grow and engage with customers online.

These sessions are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel. To see previous sessions, check out our Startup Retool playlist.

Any questions or interested in collaborating on an event, please contact us.