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Entrepreneurs have a problem: startups. Almost all startups either fail or never truly reach a sustainable size. Despite the popularity of entrepreneurship, we haven't engineered a better way to start...until now. What if you could skip the startup phase and generate profitable revenue on day one? In Buy Then Build, acquisition entrepreneur Walker Deibel shows you how to begin with a sustainable, profitable company and grow from there.

You'll learn how to: buy an existing company rather than starting from scratch; use ownership as a path to financial independence; spend a fraction of the time raising capital; find great brokers, generate your own "deal flow", and see new listings early; uncover the best opportunities and biggest risks of any company; navigate the acquisition process; become a successful acquisition entrepreneur; and more.

Buy Then Build is your guide to outsmart the startup game, live the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and reap the financial rewards of ownership now.

©2018 Walker Deibel (P)2019 Tantor

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Don’t Pass on Reading This Book

I never review anything. I listen to or read a new book every couple day’s as knowledge is the fuel for the future but only useful when put into action. This book is - by an order of magnitude - one of the most valuable books I’ve consumed. There’s is more information in this book that can be used as actionable insights than the past hundred or so I’ve read. If your an empire builder as I am - here’s the path growth you’ve been searching for!

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Fantastic book

I am looking to purchase a large asset business this year 2020 and with this insight I feel like
My Journey is possible.

Highly recommend and the narrator is extremely well spoken.

Thanks,

Chris@myyachtsales.com

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Fantastic! Frameworks, Reference, Overviews, Insight.

Walker has created a fantastic reference book that does an amazing job of presenting a reader with a high level overview of this industry and then equips the reader with necessary frameworks, perspective, and tips to be able to adeptly navigate the entire process of acquiring businesses. Having already navigated a top MBA program and the CFA curriculum I still found an amazing degree of value in this book. For those looking to begin their entrepreneurial journey, refine their best practices, or sell their current company, I highly recommend adding this book to the top of your reading list.

Personally, I crushed the audible over the course of a few early AM walks set to 2.5x speed, ordered a couple paperback copies (one for my own desk reference / checklist and a second to hand off in time to someone as I need to get them up to speed on an element in the book), sent audible links to a couple of potential future investors (to help give them perspective on what working together in the future might entail), and sent an audible link to a business owner friend who has not yet gone through the process of prepping his business for sale.

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Save your money, and time

The premise of those book was highly intriguing to me; however, it is a rambling string of popular jargon (“being your best self”, etc) that says nothing of value.

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Fantastic Book

Great book! Opened my eyes to a brand new entrepreneurial path :-)

Definitely worth the read.

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excellent

This is a well written and informative book for those wanting to succeed at purchasing a business.

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Great listen. Technical. Have to get a hard copy to utilize notes. Insightful and realistic.

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Great ideas

while there are no shortcuts in life the idea of buying a business and skipping the startup risk is a great step ahead..

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Solid information

Great resource for anyone looking for broad strokes on acquisition ownership. Valuable read if you’re considering an acquisition.

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  • 02-03-21

Buy this book before you Buy a business

This book is extremely informative regarding the process of buying a business, however it is the financial advice that really helps drive the process home i.e. if you don't know finance you definitely should listen to this before you buy!

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  • 01-18-21

Amazing

Truly amazing, a practical guide to what you had in mind for the longest period yet needed a hint on the last part of how to do it, this is it !

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  • aqil
  • 10-09-20

Interesting Insight

The book is an eye opener to Acquisition Entrepreneurship and good learning on some key thoughts as you embark on that journey