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Articles on Practicing Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

Positive psychology in acquisition entrepreneurship

Using PERMA as a Guide to Successful Acquisition Entrepreneurship

The following is adapted from Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game Perhaps you’ve heard of positive psychology. It’s the brainchild of Martin Seligman, who is currently the Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and Zellerbach Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. When he was voted President of the

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Seeing the light of the right company to acquire

How to Define the Right Company to Acquire (The 3 A’s)

The following is adapted from Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs are Outsmarting the Startup Game and Unlocking Trillions in Value The Three A’s of Choosing the Right Company to Acquire: Attitude, Aptitude, and Action Most people start looking for a company to acquire completely the wrong way. They start by thinking about what industry

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Person taking the leap to invest purchase of a business

Understanding Financial Risks and Benefits of Acquisition Entrepreneurship

The following is adapted from Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game If you have ambitions to become a successful businessperson, the chances are that you will want to own your own business. According to Thomas Stanley and William Danko, authors of the best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door, effectively 100 percent

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Possibilities for raising money for an acquisition

Funding An Acquisition: It’s Easier Than You Think

The following is adapted from Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs are Outsmarting the Startup Game. Instead of sinking time, money, and energy into the high-risk environment of a startup, acquisition entrepreneurship offers the opportunity to purchase a successful existing business, and utilize your entrepreneurial skills to grow and develop that business. Your first response

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Don't Startup

Read This Before You Start a Business

The following is adapted from Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs are Outsmarting the Startup Game and Unlocking Trillions in Value Read This Before You Start a Business: A Brief Primer on Acquisition Entrepreneurship If you have an entrepreneurial bone in your body, you’ve probably considered starting your own business. No doubt you’ve had great

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