Conclusion: Parting Thoughts

Thousands of smaller firms are sold every year, and many people have successfully acquired an existing business that is enduringly profitable. So why not you too? As you have seen, to succeed as an entrepreneur through acquisition, you don’t need a specific business idea. You don’t need operating experience in an industry, and you don’t need capital. It turns out that the principal barrier to becoming an acquirer is your own willingness to pursue an acquisition. Our goal in writing this book is to help you to decide if entrepreneurship through acquisition is really for you and to empower you to do it if it is. The best way to address this question is not by asking yourself, “Do I want to be an entrepreneur?,” but ...

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