Let me guess – you’re here because you want to own your own business. Maybe you’ve tried the start-up approach. Maybe you didn’t even get that far because you couldn’t come up with the
“Next Big Idea.”
The Buy Then Build model will teach you how to approach ownership in the smartest possible way
This is the same strategy I’ve used to acquire 7 businesses and 10x my income – all in the same amount of time it took my first startup to start, grow, and die.
I created this Masterclass to help aspiring Acquisition Entrepreneurs execute the Buy Then Build approach. Consider this the next step in your journey.
Learn how to acquire a business with all the infrastructure already rocking so YOU can jump into the fun stuff and start scaling.
Use your existing resources & skillsets to generate exponential business growth on repeat.
Make moves to acquire entire channels of distribution, expand your product lines, and absorb whole databases of customers.
In this module, you will learn the foundations of acquisition entrepreneurship (AE) as a strategy.
In this module, you’ll take the most important primary step filled with self-reflection that most buyers don’t take – determining who you are as a buyer.
In this module, you’ll learn the various approaches to use to identify deals and build a transaction team.
In this module, you’ll learn the frameworks to use to evaluate a business and begin analyzing it’s performance.
In this module, you’ll gain insight into the seller’s perspective and what to expect as you begin to interact with sellers.
In this module, you’ll learn how to manage the transaction post-LOI starting with due diligence.
Here are some of the experts you’ll be learning from throughout the Masterclass:
Founder of eCommerce Lending & Focal Point Lending
M&A Attorney & Author
CPA & Author
Serial Entrepreneur & Author
Serial Acquisition Entrepreneur
President, eCommerce Law Group
Get instant access to the complete Masterclass bundle:
Core Masterclass Content:
BONUS COURSES covering over 15 additional hours of practical insight!
whether you have already read it or not. It hit all the key concepts and along the way it dove into more detail by working in relevant interviews with successful acquisition entrepreneurs or professionals that you may want on your team for your own acquisition.
You also get to hear some #nofilter advice from Walker that he has developed through his work as an entrepreneur, broker, and guide of the hundreds of entrepreneurs in the Acquisition Lab!
...from knowing what to look for before you start the journey, to what to do in the first few months of ownership.
This course and the Buy then Build community is an excellent resource that has condensed what would've taken me years to learn and a lot of fees on professionals, to a clear 8-module course.
Previous to this course, I wasted a lot of time sifting through watered-down blogs and online articles that were written by people with very little actual experience in buying and selling a small business.
If I could have learned the exhaustive list of lessons from this course prior to acquiring my first company in 2019, I would have made more money, saved myself a lot of headaches, and wouldn't have wasted as much time in both of my companies. Don't waste your valuable time, take this course and really know how to be an effective Acquisition Entrepreneur!
The core instruction is great as well as the bonus content but the supplemental reading really dials into things even more which is even better than expected. If you get access to the FAQ Series, it really cuts down the time and improves efficiency when looking for a direct answer."
Meet Your Instructors
Serial Entrepreneur & Author
Walker Deibel cofounded four startups, including his most recent endeavor, Acquisition Lab, and has acquired seven companies. He is the founder and Managing Partner of the holding company, Centra, as well as an advisor for online entrepreneurs. He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Declaration of Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Walker is a Certified M&A Advisor and former SEC licensed stock broker. Walker has also produced almost a dozen films and had premieres at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festival. He is the author of Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game, released in fall 2018 by Lioncrest Publishing.
Industrial / Organizational Psychologist
Chelsea Wood is a strategy consultant with an emphasis on maximizing organizational success through human capital. She is also the Managing Director of Acquisition Lab and a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor. For over 15 years, Chelsea has partnered with leadership teams to identify and address their unique business challenges related to operational performance, strategy, business development and human capital. Her background includes training design & delivery and executive coaching. She has partnered with leadership teams as they grow through acquisition as both an external consultant as well as a member of the transaction team.
She managed new growth initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and other strategic partnerships, for a multi-state integrated health-delivery system growing from $3B to $6B through transactions during her tenure. Chelsea has a Green Belt, Six Sigma Certification and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Her master’s degree is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School.
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