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Practicing Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

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Wave analogy for the wave of change in the new entrepreneur economy

It’s Not Time to Look for a Job, It’s Time to Create One

Change is a constant. And as things change, in order to position yourself to prosper, you must stay at the forefront of that change. Our lives within society tend to change incrementally. Yet eventually those small adjustments add up and paradigms shift. Architects who design public spaces now take Instagram into account. Small towns now

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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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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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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

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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

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