198 episodes

The Business Buying Strategies Podcast comes from The Dealmaker's Academy, the world's leading training on buying and selling businesses - without risking your own money!

Each week we talk to leading experts, discuss business buying strategies, offer hints and tips and cover the essential skills you will need to buy and sell businesses effectively.

Business Buying Strategies from The Dealmaker's Academy Jonathan Jay: Serial business investor

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

The Business Buying Strategies Podcast comes from The Dealmaker's Academy, the world's leading training on buying and selling businesses - without risking your own money!

Each week we talk to leading experts, discuss business buying strategies, offer hints and tips and cover the essential skills you will need to buy and sell businesses effectively.

    #192 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #192 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    This week, I talk with Jamie Simpson, a member of my private client programme. When I first met Jamie, he told me that he had been interested in buying a business for some time, but that nothing had actually happened. 
    Since joining the programme he has bought three businesses without risking his own cash. 
    Let's find out how he did it. 
    Resources If you are looking for a lawyer in the UK to help you get the deal over the line, then use my guy John Andrews. You can phone his office on +03452412494 or email him at johandrew.dolawyers.jmw.co.uk.
    To join the Fasttrack Program, you can connect with Jonathan Jay on Dealmakers Academy, follow him on Linkedin, or get his videos on youtube.

    • 28 min
    #191 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #191 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    Moving beyond the mindset of organic growth In this episode, I am joined by Aled Davies, who runs a printing and textile printing family business. Aled had been trying to grow this business organically before listening to this podcast and joining me on one of my business acquisitions, Fasttrack Programs, in 2020. Through this program, Aled got a whole new perspective on growing his business and has since made his first acquisition. In this episode, Aled shares how he came about and how he got to make his first acquisition. He also shares some words of wisdom with those interested in buying their own business.
    Key Highlights [01:03] About Aled Davies
    [04:15] Motivation towards buying his own business
    [05:18] When you heard other people do what you wanted to do, did that motivate you?
    [06:09] Likable moments in the Fasttrack program
    [07:34] How did you go about your first call with the business owner of the business you eventually bought?
    [08:39] Would you have grown your business by 10-15% in the next 12 months?
    [09:25] The negotiation process
    [12:56] Were you interested in his website traffic, inquiries, and existing customer list?
    [17:20] Signifier of the worth of a business
    [18:33] Business acquisition principles used
    [20:32] Plans for the future
    [21:56] Tips to listeners
    Notable Quotes It was surprisingly easy to do when you have started to get some idea of what you are doing. If a deal doesn’t feel right or doesn’t look like it's going to be the right one for you, you can always walk away if you don’t want to do it anyway. The first step is to get started and give it a go because you never know what will come out of it. All we did was make a few phone calls, went to see the guy, agreed on everything, and that was it. It was as simple as that. Resources If you are looking for a lawyer in the UK to help you get the deal over the line, then use my guy John Andrews. You can phone his office on +03452412494 or email him at johandrew.dolawyers.jmw.co.uk.
    To join the Fasttrack Program, you can connect with Jonathan Jay on Dealmakers Academy, follow him on Linkedin, or get his videos on youtube.

    • 26 min
    #190 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #190 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 190 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    This week we meet Nigel Wilkinson, who set up a digital marketing agency in 2000. Nigel acquired one of his competitors in September 2019, and then joined my five day dealmakers academy training programme last year.

    He has made a couple more acquisitions since, although as you’ll hear it hasn’t all been plain sailing.
    Find more details of the next Fasttrack programme at:






     

    www.thedealmakersacademy.com/FAST Follow or connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn
    https://bit.ly/2S3Xzxw
    Watch our YouTube Channel The Dealmaker's Academy https://bit.ly/3b86OFI

    • 27 min
    #189 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #189 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 189 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    This week I talk with Graeme Carling, who we first met in episode 76 of the podcast – Now Graeme had spent a decade building a substantial property portfolio, before buying a well known Scottish construction company out of administration.
    I asked Graeme to relay his story to a private audience in London earlier this month.
    Find more details of the next Fasttrack programme at:






     

    www.thedealmakersacademy.com/FAST Follow or connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn
    https://bit.ly/2S3Xzxw
    Watch our YouTube Channel The Dealmaker's Academy https://bit.ly/3b86OFI

    • 26 min
    #188 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #188 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 188 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    Now this week I am talking with Jack Baker, who a year ago was working in construction, thinking that there must be more to life than this, and wishing he could be his own boss. 
    He started watching the business buying videos on my YouTube channel, listened to this podcast, and joined my Fast Track online training programme. And as a direct result, he has completed the acquisition of his first healthcare business, which has consistently delivered a £200K annual profit. 
    Here’s Jack talking about his background leading up to when he started to get interested in buying a business …






    Find more details of the next Fasttrack programme at:
     

    www.thedealmakersacademy.com/FAST Follow or connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn
    https://bit.ly/2S3Xzxw
    Watch our YouTube Channel The Dealmaker's Academy https://bit.ly/3b86OFI

    • 20 min
    #187 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    #187 Business Buying Strategies Podcast

    Hello this is Jonathan Jay - and welcome to episode 187 of the Business Buying Strategies podcast. 
    Now this week I am talking with two of my private clients, catching up with their recent progress.
    First we hear from Tony Egan, who is keen to acquire a number of veterinary practices. And then we talk with Nick Passmore, who has found his first acquisition through a chance conversation with a family friend. And it looks as though he might have struck gold. Let’s find out more.






    Find more details of the next Fasttrack programme at:
     

    www.thedealmakersacademy.com/FAST Follow or connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn
    https://bit.ly/2S3Xzxw
    Watch our YouTube Channel The Dealmaker's Academy https://bit.ly/3b86OFI

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ruben James Rodriguez ,

Excellent podcast

Jonathan Jay is a true professional - I am based out of Miami Florida, and his podcast is guiding me through acquiring operating businesses

ghfufhfgrjfhdh ,

Always Great Insight!

Always great insight about buying businesses from Jonathan and his colleagues. I learn so much from The Deal Maker’s Academy. Jonathan is very professional and seems to really enjoy his work. This podcast is definitely worth subscribing to if you are interested in mergers and acquisitions.

USMC_Wiredog ,

Great Podcast dealing not only with Strategy but Tactics too

I discovered this podcast to help me round out some of the action steps to Dan Pena’s QLA approach. Being in the US some of the names of legal instruments and references take a minute for me to translate but overall an excellent reference to the buying businesses. Keep up the excellent work, I’ll be buying a business this year.

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