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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 • 51 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.

    Ups and Downs of Buying Small (and Keeping a Job)

    Ups and Downs of Buying Small (and Keeping a Job)

    Toni Kononova bought a ghostwriting business for $500k to experiment with buy-then-build while limiting her downside.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Reflections After 1 Year of Searching Full Time

    Reflections After 1 Year of Searching Full Time

    Frustrated searchers: this episode is for you. Jesse Sunquist shares 4 lessons from a year of hunting for a business.

    • 47 min
    Not Just a Young Man's Game: Acquiring at 60

    Not Just a Young Man's Game: Acquiring at 60

    When most people would be considering retirement, Anne Ristic started a new chapter of her career by buying a business.

    • 57 min
    Opening Up to Franchises to Buy a Great Business

    Opening Up to Franchises to Buy a Great Business

    How Doug Johns overcame his reservations about being a franchisee to acquire a dream business with $1.8m EBITDA.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Appeal of Lead Gen Businesses (Especially Old Ones)

    The Appeal of Lead Gen Businesses (Especially Old Ones)

    A primer on lead gen businesses from Jaime Arias, who bought a 14-year-old biz that generates online leads for dentists.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Building an HVAC Holdco to £60m in Revenue

    Building an HVAC Holdco to £60m in Revenue

    Sam Turner is 3 acquisitions into a 5-year plan to buy HVAC businesses across the UK that together cash flow £6m/yr.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

RDM_ ,

Excellent podcast!

Will does a great job of finding and interviewing interesting guests who represent a good cross section of acquirers.

Sleepy Creek Capital ,

Worth every minute

Will does a great job finding and interviewing entrepreneurs who acquire businesses. I appreciate that he keeps the conversation on point, so that every minute is valuable. This podcast is one of the best for those looking to acquire a business to learn and be entertained along the way.

Jnrane ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Will’s podcast episodes are priceless for someone like me who is searching for a small business to acquire. I learn a ton from him and his guests and I get excited when a new episode comes out. He asks great questions and the guests he has are quality individuals with great stories.

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