Contents

Preface

You can buy a small business—right now—and run it as CEO.

PART ONE

Think Big, Buy Small

1. The Opportunity: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

An attractive professional path that combines financial rewards with a flexible and fulfilling career.

2. Is Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition for You?

What it takes, and who does it well.

3. The Acquisition Process

An overview.

PART TWO

Preparing for Your Search

4. Anticipating the Cost of Your Search

How much you’ll spend depends on specific choices you make.

5. Paying for Your Search

Raising capital to fund your effort.

6. Identifying the Characteristics You Want in Your Business

Look for a business that is established and enduringly profitable that you have the skills ...

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