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SBA Loan Requirements: 5 Things You’ll Need to Buy a Business

Having access to SBA loans to help fund your business acquisition and build your wealth is one of the best financing opportunities available to you.  Prior to 2018, there wasn’t a financing option available to most buyers that allowed them to get access to profitable businesses at a fraction of the cost, with affordable rates


3 Ways to Succeed as a Buyer

90% of people who look at buying businesses never do.  Why? To put it simply, they haven’t gone into the search process with the right mindset. Although people are attracted to the prospect of buying businesses for the opportunity it provides in building wealth, often they know so little about the landscape of acquisition entrepreneurship,


Understanding the Seller (And Why It’s Important) 

“A business owner is only going to sell if they’re at a point of distress.”  A student in a class I taught recently said that. Do you agree?  This is actually a common misconception people have – that business owners would only sell if they’re in dire straits. This could certainly be the case, but


Is a Personal Guarantee Required to Buy a Business?

In an ideal world, we would be able to finance our business acquisitions purely through cash. We wouldn’t have to obtain financing, complete all the paperwork, maintain good credit, and delay the acquisition process even further.  That said, in most cases, people use financing of some sort to afford a business purchase. Whether it’s the