Experts to Discuss Business Killers at GT-Savannah’s Learners & Leaders Breakfast

January 31, 2019

How Do You Estimate the Value of Your Company?

Business Experts, Patrick Emmett & C. Don Wiggins, to Discuss Business Killers at Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners & Leaders Breakfast

SAVANNAH, Ga. - With over 30 years of leadership experience in operations, corporate finance, and strategy, Managing Director of Business Valuation, Inc., Patrick Emmet along with C. Don Wiggins, President, Business Valuation & Heritage Capital Group, will address Georgia Tech-Savannah’s “Learners and Leaders” breakfast series on Thursday, February 28th, at 7:30 a.m. They will discuss business strategy, explain financial infrastructure, and lay out 35 Business Value Killers to help lead your company on the right path to success. You will learn where to start your valuation journey and develop a baseline understanding of the process.

“Savannah is booming- from the Georgia Ports Authority attracting new companies, to the influx of tourists, businesses seem to be benefiting from being here,” said Diane Lee, director of Georgia Tech-Savannah. “Planning for the next generation of owners and managers usually leads to better operational, financial, and tax outcomes. This seminar will teach you the steps to create a comprehensive formal business transition plan to help ensure your personal and business future. That way, we can continue to keep Savannah an attractive place to live and work.”

Business Valuation Inc, has performed thousands of valuations for service companies, professional service companies, wholesale & retail companies, and consumer product companies in a variety of industries, including Healthcare, Transportation, Logistics & Distribution, Manufacturing, Technology and Business Services, among others. Learners & Leaders participants will learn about the challenges many companies face, market competition, and how to continue growing in our market.

The talk, which will include remarks followed by an interactive discussion, will take place on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus at 210 Technology Circle. Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the program will run 8-9:30 a.m. Cost, including breakfast, is $15.

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners and Leaders series is an effort launched in 2014 to help companies in the coastal region stay current. To date, members of the coastal community have heard speakers on topics of relevance to the business community, including technology, innovation, sustainability challenges and solutions for port regions, safety management and its impact to your bottom line, and to how to groom your company’s next leadership team. To register or learn more about upcoming programs, go to or email for details.


Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, offering professional master's degrees, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, and worldwide through a variety of formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division manages meeting and event facilities, and administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs. Last year alone, Georgia Tech Professional Education served individuals representing more than 3,000 companies, with an enrollment of more than 26,000.