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Buying a business is an amazing path for many successful entrepreneurs. Learn how to buy a business from the entrepreneurs who have already done it. Stories, insights, & valuable advice about acquisition entrepreneurship. Hosted by Will Smith, who is on his own path to acquire a business.

Acquiring Minds Will Smith

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Buying a business is an amazing path for many successful entrepreneurs. Learn how to buy a business from the entrepreneurs who have already done it. Stories, insights, & valuable advice about acquisition entrepreneurship. Hosted by Will Smith, who is on his own path to acquire a business.

    Anatomy of a Search: 40 Interns, 25 Months, 20 Offers

    Anatomy of a Search: 40 Interns, 25 Months, 20 Offers

    Jessica Markowitz used a traditional search fund to search for & ultimately buy a great business. But the road was long.

    • 51 min
    How to Choose Your Lender When Buying a Business

    How to Choose Your Lender When Buying a Business

    There are many lenders out there eager to finance your acquisition. SBA loan expert Lisa Forrest explains how to choose.

    • 47 min
    The Poetry of Buying a Blue Collar Business

    The Poetry of Buying a Blue Collar Business

    Shannon Jones explains how acquisition entrepreneurs should navigate the realities of buying a blue collar business.

    • 58 min
    What You Don’t Understand About Buying a Small Business

    What You Don’t Understand About Buying a Small Business

    Due diligence expert Elliott Holland shares the top things he wishes he’d known when he first started buying businesses.

    • 45 min
    6 Ways Buying a Business Has Changed Since 2016

    6 Ways Buying a Business Has Changed Since 2016

    Nick Haschka shares what's changed in the market since acquiring his first small business in 2016. (Hint: it’s harder.)

    • 26 min
    How to Buy a Medical Billing Business

    How to Buy a Medical Billing Business

    Less than a year after acquiring a $1m medical billing business, Curt Neider is already looking for his second deal.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Pinky1776 ,

A new part of the ETA podcast canon

I recently found out about Acquiring Minds after being invited to the show. Prior to knowing about Acquiring Minds, I listened religiously to other entrepreneurship through acquisition podcasts - Think Like an Owner, Acquisitions Anonymous, etc. Although now I’m operating an actual business I acquired, I’m still listening to Will’s show. Even for interviewees who’ve been on other shows I’ve listened to, hearing those interviewees on Acquiring Minds is still really useful just because each interviewer extracts different information from the interviewee… and Will’s a great interviewer!

SCMFreelance ,

An interesting, great listen!

I had never thought much of acquiring a business, and this podcast has opened a whole new world for me. Love the diversity of the guests and listening to their interesting stories. Will does an excellent job with the interviews and making sure practical information gets shared too.

N2qc ,

Learning a ton from the stories

So far the interviews have been great - educational and inspirational for someone like me who is considering buying a business. Look forward to more!

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