How to Acquire When Buyer Competition Increases

Apply to the Acquisition Lab Recently I had the honor of doing a talk eCommerce Day about starting a Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) business. Obviously there are a ton of benefits to starting through acquisition and being able to buy revenue, infrastructure, profitability or cash flow to get started. In the FBA business, there’s a […]

The Biggest Mistake I Made While Acquiring $16.5 Million in Revenue

Apply to the Acquisition Lab I want to talk about one of the single biggest mistakes that I made when acquiring $16.5 million in revenue in existing businesses over time, 10 years. If I were to do it all over again there’s a couple of things that I would change. After acquiring the initial $16.5 […]

How to Hire a Manager to Operate Your Acquisition

Apply to the Acquisition Lab At the Lab, we get asked a lot about whether it’s possible to acquire a company but not operate it. Sometimes it’s because an acquisition entrepreneur isn’t the best fit to operate the company while other times, it’s because they’re interested in a multi-acquisition strategy. This article will outline the […]

Why The EXITpreneur’s Playbook is actually the Business Buyer’s Playbook

Often when we are looking at a deal or maybe even potentially trying to value an off-market company that came through proprietary deal flow, we are trying to figure out if it is a good deal. What components should I look at to determine the risk and the growth opportunities? How do I evaluate the […]

Evaluating the True Risk level of Your Acquisition

Many times we wonder to ourselves, is this the right time to buy companies or is it a good time to do an acquisition. During the last cohort, we ran our Ask-Me-Anything style session with one of the leading SBA lenders in the country. Throughout that call, the conversation took a dark turn focusing heavily […]

A Glimpse into the Acquisition Lab: How To Compete as a First Time Buyer

Most sessions within the Lab close with an opportunity for open discussion. During a session with Cohort 11, the question was raised by a member about how to compete in a difficult market as a first time buyer. The resulting discussion centered around the motivations and experience of a first time buyer as well as […]