First Time Buyer

A Glimpse Inside the Lab: Should I buy small?

One of the more common questions that we get on sales calls now is “What’s the difference between your program and others?”. One of the biggest differentiators I believe is that we’re not here to glamourize buying a small business as a get rich quick scheme or sell the idea of “flipping” businesses to build …

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Navigating the lack of clarity around business earnings​

Figure out what you’ll earn with greater ease! Apply to the Acquisition Lab The most common path an acquisition entrepreneur takes when they learn about the possibility to buy a business, they start digesting the available information on the topic. Regardless of the amount of information consumed, there seems to be a common question for …

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Leap of Faith: Will You Actually Buy a Business?

Revealing the Secret Sauce for Execution! Apply to the Acquisition Lab There are two things that an Acquisition Entrepreneur needs to close on your first business. When buying a company, especially for the very first time, there’s one thing that rules over that decision process and experience. Uncertainty. In other words: “What are the things …

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Why It’s All About Who You Know

Apply to the Acquisition Lab Let’s talk about the importance of your team when acquiring a business and the difference that it can make to the success of your deal. When you buy a company, it’s not just you. It’s going to involve your team whether that be one that you recruit from your network …

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Two Biggest Mistakes from the Worst Buyer Ever

Apply to the Acquisition Lab When you are looking for a business to buy, the easiest deal flow comes from reaching out to brokers – it’s a one-to-many strategy. This gets a lot of deal flow quickly from sellers who are ready to transact and typically have a pretty clear number in mind. So it’s …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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