Find links and resources here to find businesses for sale, evaluate your buying power, get industry reports, and learn about acquisition entrepreneurship.

We also have two programs for Mastering the Entire Acquisition Entrepreneurship Process

Acquisition Lab – Our flagship hybrid learning program for searchers ready to buy now. 

Buy Then Build Masterclass – A robust online course for those wanting to dive into acquisition entrepreneurship.

Buy Then Build Free 3-Day Video Series:

3 Ways to Add Value in an Acquisition

Find Listings for Online Businesses:

Quiet Light Brokerage

Centurica MarketWatch


Find Listings for Traditional Businesses:


M&A Source (now forwards to BBS)

Membership/ Network: 

Buy Then Build’s Facebook Group




Tools / Calculators:

Acquisition Calculator (Modeling Tool)

Acquisition ROIC Calculator

Sample LOI Points

Industry Reports:

MarketPulse Report

Stanford Search Fund Primer

Website Buyers Report

Business Reference Guide

Deloitte M&A Trends



Find Advisors:

IBBA / M&A Source (CBI and M&AMI)


Quiet Light (Best Online Advisors)

SBA Documentation:

Personal Financial Statement (SBA Template)

SBA Resume Form

SBA Form 1919 

SBA Application

Fast Life Insurance for SBA Loan


Only 10 Slides you Need in a Deck

LivePlan Business Plan Creator

Business Model Canvas Creator

Buy Online Business with SBA Loan

4 Pilars of Value

Primer on Business Models

Discretionary Earnings 

Resume Guidelines

History of the Leveraged Buyout

What is the Difference Between a Compilation, a Review, and an Audit?

Resume Builder

Modeling Guidance:

Modeling Best Practices

Types of Models

Step by Step Trend Analysis

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Articles and Research

HBR: Buying Your Way Into Entrepreneurship

Which MBA’s Make More: Consultants or Small Business Owners

WSJ: Family Business Welcome Outside Buyers

HBR: When to Walk Away From a Deal

Why Due Diligence is Important for Entrepreneurs

Companies Invent Their Own Performance Benchmarks

How to Value a Subscription Business

Earnouts in M&A Transactions

Stanford: Search Funds: Best Practices for the Search Phase

Chicago Booth: The Evolution of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

Buy Then Build’s Full Online Course for Mastering The Acquisition Entrepreneurship Process:

Buy Then Build Masterclass