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Practicing Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

Month: July 2019

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Hustle and Caution

Hustle With Caution: Capitalizing on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

Acquisition entrepreneurship sits at the intersection of entrepreneurship and investing. With the right balance of those two worlds, it’s a field brimming with opportunity. Simply put, acquisition entrepreneurs apply their business-building smarts not to a fresh startup, but to buying and growing existing businesses. In the quick-footed world of startups, it might seem counterintuitive to imagine

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Entrepreneurs steal ideas

Great Entrepreneurs Steal Ideas

“Good artists copy; great artists steal.” – Picasso  When most people think of entrepreneurs, they envision a creative mastermind who founds an innovative new company or creates some kind of disruptive technology. That’s not an incorrect perception of entrepreneurs, but it is an incomplete one. Steve Jobs knew that great entrepreneurs also steal ideas. “We

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entrepreneurship lessons

Lessons I’ve Learned From Buying Seven Businesses

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Think Like an Owner podcast. I talked with the show’s host, Alex Bridgeman, and Karen Spencer from Searchfunder, about my experience with acquisition entrepreneurship and the lessons I share in my book, Buy Then Build. If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, the conversation

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