Here's what our members have to say...
Feedback from advisors & other lab members helped me overcome challenges and address questions specific to my buyer journey.
— Shane Ehrsam, North Texas Trailers
I've not only met my financial goals in the first 5 months, but my business is growing almost too fast for me to keep up!
— Paul Golden, Pool Maintenance & Repair Services
It was an off-market deal I generated from a Facebook group conversation.
I couldn’t have done it without Chelsea & Walker - thank you both for bringing this community together. Without these resources and group, I would not have been able to accomplish this.
I got recommendations for what I most needed, including a lender, lawyer, due diligence company, accounting firm, etc. I read Walker’s book at least 3 times and reviewed the course curriculum constantly!— Gabe Murillo
My hope was that this course would provide a framework and the resources to more confidently go after my dream of owning my own business.
I am pleased to say that to this point the Acquisition Lab has delivered as advertised. The weekly cadence calls, resources/expertise brought to the calls and the community were excellent. No suggestions at this point for what could be done better.— Andrew B.
You do such a great job breaking down the complexity so it is easy-to-understand. You are both also very generous with your time allowing everyone, with any question to gain understanding.
Your genuine desire to help others is refreshing and much appreciated! Thank you for all you both do, cheers!— Gina V.
I have found extremely useful the live deal evaluation discussions and comments to complexities the members are facing as they go through the Business Acquisition Process. I feel it helps me be better prepared and more confident as I approach similar situations.
When I interviewed with Chelsea, she commented the Acquisition Lab will help me get nicely setup for my search next year. I couldn’t agree more. I am glad I joined!— Paul M.
The Lab helped me transition from being a startup founder to a small business owner, which gives me a LOT more autonomy as an entrepreneur...
— Lucas Phillips, Auto Manufacturing
The best part of the lab was the community it created around buying a business. I really enjoyed the sessions that covered financial analysis, deal flow and the discussions around specific deals.”
Worth every penny. Well organized and provides valuable insight into the quite confusing world of small business acquisition. The buyer profile and SBA pre-approval were extremely helpful and both provide much needed confidence during outreach.”
I couldn’t have put such a nice profile without Karen, she’s awesome! Preparing the profile helped me reflect on these experiences and think how I can best use my skills in a small business setting… and if I have to burn all my boats, I still feel the odds are in my favor.”
Don't just walk - RUN to join Acquisition Lab. It's the best money I've ever spent!
— Maurice Thomas, Electrical Contracting
This was the exact thing I needed in my life, at and it came at the right time.
I’m about to embark upon a dream I wanted to make happen for 10 years, and not only is it going to happen, but I feel like the best educated one in the room when I’m chatting with all the parties involved. This course is priceless in my opinion. Specifically, the community (FB, Search Forum, connections made), the in person sessions, and the assets are the best part.”
The Lab cost 1% of my MBA program, and I actually felt MORE prepared afterward. My goal was to find more tax-efficient income, and I was able to achieve that.
— Stewart Nixon, Restaurant Owner
Ultimately, Buy Then Build and what Walker teaches lead to me buying my first business in under 4 months"
— Dan Peskorse
This has been a marvelous program. I have learned more doing this than anything since I graduated school many years ago. The course has made me excited to chart a new career.”
The Acquisition Lab was a wonderful experience! Walker and Chelsea were excellent…really came out of the experience feeling so much more comfortable with purchasing my own business. Would I do it again? In short, absolutely! Thank you guys”
I was very impressed with the organization of the sessions. I am at the beginning of my AE journey so it was fun to observe others who have already been down the road once before. I look forward to the ongoing education throughout my process.”
Acquisition Lab was everything I had hoped it would be and more.
Coming out of it, I feel confident that I know what I am doing and I am part of a community with whom I share the same journey.
Additionally, the connections to various experts has been amazing….mentioning that I am part of the lab opens the door immediately. I cannot think of anything that could have been done better – I am just grateful to be a part of this incredible course and community. Thank you!!!”
Really think you guys are building a top notch program/community. I think the high quality cohort is a huge deal – definitely keep screening applicants! Cohort members were able to add a lot of value to the conversations and to the community.
Overall the course (and future support structure) has made me feel much more confident and knowledgeable about the whole process. I really appreciate the vendor recommendations that Walker shares. I’m always a skeptic so having Walker’s ‘seal of approval’ goes a long way and makes my life WAY easier.”
Great content that built on Buy Then Build. Lot’s of opportunities to ask questions and learn from others in the group.”