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How to Leverage Your Career Capital

In the last decade, computer science professor Cal Newport wrote a book about building career capital and why this is such an important endeavor. Newport’s thesis essentially states that a person will not find a satisfying and meaningful career until they master practical skills translatable to that career. The idea is also that instead of

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What Business Would I Buy Right Now

Which Kind of Business Would I Buy Today? Business acquisition activity has been breaking records over the past few years, leaving many serious acquisition entrepreneurs wondering: what business should I buy? We are in an interesting time. There are massive shifts going on in terms of our demographics, consumer preferences, and how goods are moved

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4 Pathways to Becoming an Acquisition Entrepreneur

Embarking into acquisition entrepreneurship is an incredible risk that offers significant financial and personal payoffs. For those with the proper disposition, a keen eye for spotting potential, and a mind for numbers, acquisitions entrepreneurship (AE) can be the adventure of a lifetime.   But how do you get started as an acquisition entrepreneur?   First

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The Art of Preparing Your First Offer Buying a new business for the first time can be an exciting new venture. Acquiring a business instead of starting one from scratch inherently carries different risks but higher likelihood of success because you can already look at the business cash flow, its assets, operations, and profits before investing your time and money in

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