IPOs are once again in the news. While normally the summertime is a time when the financial community takes a breather, this summer promises to be different and will see a number of companies make their debuts. Some will succeed while others will languish. What separates the winners from the losers? A number of factors, actually; chief among them is preparation. Undertaking an IPO can be a long and arduous journey filled with pitfalls and the emergence of unexpected issues. During Part I, leading experts provide insights on ways of making that journey a little easier while positioning a company for a successful IPO in a webinar entitled, “Ready, Set, IPO.” During Part II, the discussion shifts to a discussion about preparing for life as a public company.