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The author does cover all the basis from internalizing your skillset/interests, sourcing deals, raising capital, understanding financials, negotiations, the transaction process, and transitioning into the CEO and integrating your new team. I can envision myself doing this one day, either to grow my current company through acquisition of another company, or to start fresh and run a different company once I retired from my day-job. This book provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to acquire an existing business rather than starting from scratch. I’ve also grown through add-on acquisitions, which has proven to be less expensive and more successful than driving growth exclusively through sales efforts.

Despite overwhelming talent, outstanding early product trials, and all-star team, success is still unlikely. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Banks will offer leverage against the collateral the business provides, which means that you just saved one to two years of trying to raise money instead of running a business. There weren’t any quality resources on the subject and my world-class MBA education hadn’t offered insight into this area. With a focus on the benefits of acquiring established companies, Deibel's book is a valuable resource for aspiring business owners.As an entrepreneur myself who has built several businesses and experienced the pitfalls of building said businesses, this book is a sheer revelation! Existing businesses provide acquisition entrepreneurs with an established market, so that they don’t have to worry if they are too early or if another company with more funding and a better line up will beat them to creating the “market. Great book - incredibly comprehensive guide on acquisition entrepreneurship from why it can be much more lucrative than doing a startup to a full soup to nuts guide on how to find, acquire and run an acquisition. A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Reads more like a chronological guide of how-to so only fit for someone seriously considering the strategy or deeply curious about small business acquisition.

The strategy outlined is spot on and is the type of advice I personally have given dozens of people over the years. This model of entrepreneurship is largely overlooked by the masses, but it’s uniquely positioned to be an outstanding opportunity over the next decade with trillions in value up for grabs as the Baby Boomers sell their businesses and move into retirement. What if you could grow it, run it as is, or use the cash flow to fund the creation of new products or services? At best only half of all startups make it past this stage and those that do often come out not looking like Uber, but more like a small business. The equity raise was oversubscribed, and within months of graduating from one of the top 10 incubator programs in the world we had beta trials inside many recognizable companies.

It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality.

A successful entrepreneur led sales, and we had a team of proven, high-revenue generating developers. Louis, where he received the Declaration of Accomplishment in Entrepreneurship award from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. No recuerdo quién me recomendó el libro, solamente por la idea general que transmite la portada me interesó el tema y lo compré. You need to be willing to create a business plan and pitch it to banks or other potential investors.The only reason I am not giving it a 5 star is because I have not yet implemented what I read, I just happened to have the opportunity to be a partner in a business so I am implementing what i read in the following book: "Traction" by Gino Wickman. Es difícil saber lo que no sabemos (y empieza a ser peligroso económicamente si nuestro medio o filtro de información tiene incentivos para mostrar un panorama muy positivo y nos incita a "tomar acción").

To ensure all information is accurate and of value to you, we’ve designed a production system and a content review process that keeps this content close to the source and as factual as possible. One of the challenges that new owners face, according to Deibel, is convincing existing employees that the transition will be seamless and potentially beneficial. Short for "Big Hairy Audacious Goal," a BHAG isn't just a goal; it's a tangible, engaging force that sparks enthusiasm, unifies teams, and propels progress. Unless you’re one of the fortunate few, lucky enough to participate in one of the very recently developed, top-tier programs at Harvard, Northwestern, University of Chicago, or Stanford, the resources for learning this approach are limited. With jobs not being able to keep up with college graduate demand, entrepreneurship has never been more important.But it does have outstanding benefits compared to the more traditional entrepreneurial models, and can help a lot of people reach their dream of owning and operating a business. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion.

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