Small Business and the Evolving Political Landscape

January 26, 2015
Hosted by Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

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With the recent change in Congress, what can the small business community expect? To address both opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead for small business, we have invited Brett Palmer, the President of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) to The Second Stage to share his insights as to what business owners can expect in 2015 and beyond. Is change really in the air? Or should business owners be prepared for more talk and no immediate action? Will Obamacare be affected? Will there be change to taxes? In addition to these questions, Mr. Palmer will also speak to the financial marketplace, from both the bank and private equity perspective, and what small businesses can expect when it comes to accessing capital, as well as what small businesses can do to make themselves attractive for outside investors and lenders.

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The Second Stage serves as an entrepreneurial forum to exchange ideas and best practices amongst peers. While each business is unique, most companies face the same obstacles on their path to success. The topics and trends addressed within this community of like-minded individuals will include financials and reporting, valuation and value creation, succession planning, human resources, technology, insurance and benefits, as well as many others. The show will be delivered from the perspective of the hosts who view opportunities from both an entrepreneurial and institutional private investor perspective.

The Second Stage also shines a light on the significant impact that entrepreneurs and their growing companies have on creating a vibrant economic base.

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Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

Brendan Anderson has spent the past 20 years as an investor and manager of businesses ranging from manufacturing to financial services. Fascinated by the capital gap within the small business growth sector, he rapidly came to the conclusion that providing best practices in addition to growth capital could consistently produce great results for the management, employees, communities, and investors. He is an active member and mentor within Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and is continuously entrenched in its culture of best practices.

Jeffrey Kadlic spent the first 10 years of his career making private investments in an institutional setting. Early success was achieved in large part to an entrepreneurial mindset within a corporate culture. While practicing as an institutional investor, working in and around dynamic small businesses, he recognized that growing small businesses needed more than just an influx of cash to scale operations. Leveraging corporate practices within an entrepreneurial setting, in addition to the capital, was the best way to achieve great performance.

Brendan and Jeffrey are both alumni of Crain’s Forty under 40 and E and Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalists.

Connected by their passion for growing small companies, in 2005, Anderson and Kadlic partnered to co-found Evolution Capital Partners, focused exclusively on advising and investing growth capital in Second Stage Companies. Evolution and its companies recognized on the Inc.500 5000.

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