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The ART OF CAPTURING VALUEThe Bigelow Forum is an annual invitation-only event attended by a select group of the most successful owner-managers in the country and their expert advisors. Participants in The Forum include business owners, commercial bankers, attorneys, accountants, wealth advisors, board members, and others who serve as advisors to owner-managers of highly successful privately held companies. Attendees are active participants sharing their expertise for the purpose of exploring some of our common experiences and issues


We Seek to LEARN From One Another

Our Shared Purpose: We collectively deepen our understanding of these unique and often challenging entrepreneur business owners. We are active participants sharing expertise for the purpose of exploring some of our common experiences and issues.

Method: A candid, vigorous dialogue; we learn from one another, and from the outside perspectives of leading experts.

Intended Outcome: An enhanced group of relationships with owner-managers and their expert advisors. Having made a deposit in our intellectual capital bank, we add new cognitive and financial tools to our toolbox making us more effective with our mutual clients.

Reward: Together, we enjoy a stimulating exchange of perspectives and ideas among our colleagues and friends – in a spectacularly beautiful setting.

The Case of the UNCERTAIN Entrepreneur – Video Case Study

In order to collaborate with other advisors to owner-managers and create a Community that better understands their unique perspectives, Bigelow LLC has created a video case study that showcases the unique situations owner-managers bring to the table when contemplating the sale of their business.

In this video, the stage is set for a typical Bigelow meeting with an Entrepreneur Owner-Manager (Shannon) who is contemplating the sale of her business. Common issues are raised about current Management structure and needs, family ownership concerns, valuation ambiguity, juxtaposed against Shannon’s personal goals and ambitions outside of the business.

What Others Have to Say:

“I wanted to reach out with a quick thank you for a terrific Bigelow Forum…I took away lessons not only for my “work life” but also for our organization and my own personal approach to projects. One can always learn…When Dr. Gawande spoke about teams, he needed have looked no further than the Bigelow group in front of him to see one very good example of an organization that embodies a team approach.”

Nancy B. Gardiner, Esq.
Hemenway & Barnes LLP

“I am always so impressed with both the content and the attendees at the Forum…I am eminently confident when I refer a client to Bigelow. You are professional, competent, compassionate and simply all-around good guys.”

Chip Kelley, Jr.
Key Bank

In order to maximize the quality and depth of our dialogue, The Bigelow Forum is an invitation-only event to which we invite a small and diverse group of Entrepreneur Owner-Managers and expert advisors to owner-managers. Attendees have continued access to program summaries and resources. To learn more about the Forum, please contact Denise Burke at 603-766-2940.