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Preventing & Managing Business Disasters

If you think you won’t… rest assured, you will. Whether the disaster is death, incompetence, a public relations nightmare, a crazy client, or even theft, auction professionals need to address key business decisions now to avoid and mitigate such adversity. Immerse yourself in engaging class discussion and group exercises to analyze business structures, self and third-party insurance, contracts, and company policies to confront these disasters with confidence.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:
  1. Formulate a business entity design (such as an LLC) for current and future objectives
  2. Differentiate between preparing to win in a dispute and avoiding disputes altogether
  3. Identify a company policy which structures favorable contact with the public
  4. Predict public perception in response to policies, advertising, and communication

About the instructor

Mike Brandly, CAI, AARE, CAS
Mike Brandly began his auction career in 1979. He is president of Brandly & Associates, Inc.and is an associate and Auctioneer for Keller Williams Greater Columbus, a large real estate brokerage based in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Brandly’s appraisal company completes over 150 appraisals per year for Probate, Civil and Bankruptcy cases. He holds a weekly auction at his facility in Groveport, Ohio, a twice-monthly car auction for Goodwill Columbus (Ohio), various on-site auctions and other special-event auctions throughout the United States.

Mr. Brandly is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Mathematics as well as the AMI Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI). He also holds the CAGA appraisal designation as well as the AARE real estate designation. He is a Former Director for the Ohio Auctioneers Associations well as a member of the Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan Auctioneer Associations. Mr. Brandly is a Life Member, Beginning Auctioneer Advisor and Presenter for the National Auctioneers Association. Mr. Brandly also serves as an auction law and customary practice consultant, primarily providing this service to attorneys throughout the United States (Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, New York, California and Oklahoma thus far) representing clients involving auction law compliance, customary practice, regulatory investigations and the like. His work has encompassed analyzing video recordings of auctions, depositions, lawsuit claims and auction records including accounting and contracts. Mr. Brandly is Executive Director of The Ohio Auction School. His other teaching responsibilities include frequent Real Estate and Auctioneer CE classes and seminars for Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia post-licensure. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at Hondros College of Business and has also instructed at Columbus State Community College. Mike is a faculty member of the Certified Auctioneers Institute held at Indiana University and is also approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a Continuing Legal Education instructor for attorneys.