PART ONE

Think Big, Buy Small

This part of the book introduces you to the opportunity to become an owner and a CEO of a successful existing business. In chapter 1, “The Opportunity: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition,” we describe the opportunity involved in acquiring a small business, the magnitude of such an opportunity, and the practicality of achieving it. You’ll also meet people who have traveled this path, and you can begin to think about whether you want to do what they did. Chapter 2, “Is Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition for You?,” then focuses on the skills and traits we’ve repeatedly seen in successful, satisfied entrepreneurs through acquisition. Whether this path is right for you depends on what you value, what you don’t, and ...

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