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Articles on Practicing Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

A complete self assessment is the first step in planning an acquisition

To Create the Future, Begin Here

What if you didn’t have to qualify for the job of your dreams, but were already qualified? And what if the job isn’t a job at all, but more like the right role just waiting for you to step into it? A role that’s a true fit for you and allows you to effectively craft

Window washing company as example of eternally profitable model of acquisition

Four Models for Building Value

It feels like the golden era for small business acquisition is upon us. As the sometimes-harsh realities of the startup world continue to get more and more press, buyout activity in the small business world is booming like never before. BuyBizSell reports that a record 5,383 businesses were sold in the first half of 2018

Michelango's David as example of business building synergy

What is Acquisition Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is an incredible risk. The risk of your livelihood in many cases. There are certainly safer ways to make money. But even with the daunting statistics widely circulated, many of us are unavoidably drawn to it. We know only 1 in 10 new businesses succeed. We know only about 1 percent of startups will

Man experiencing the frustrations of building a startup from scratch

The Acquisition Advantage

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill “It’s dead.” John Gillardi was the former director of product management for Microsoft Services and the CEO of our startup, ViewPoint. He was referring to our company. “We’re out of cash, the product isn’t functional, and we don’t