Call me crazy, but I love businesses.
The idea of providing quality service and excellent products and bringing real value to your customers is inspiring.
It’s why I’ve spent most of my career exploring different industries and types of businesses.
Even more than the enterprise itself, I love the mechanics of business.
A business is a living, breathing thing that requires you to cultivate and nourish it. Much like a home, a business provides a sense of pride in its potential — in what it can do and what it can help you accomplish.
It’s what keeps the entrepreneurial fire burning within me.
The desire to have a better life… to engage with the world around me… and reap the bounty of ownership.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of sitting down with Carl Allen, CEO of Ninja Acquisitions, to discuss the three key elements of owning a business. (In case you missed it, you can watch our conversation here.)
We received a huge response — and one particular question kept popping up.
Here’s one such response…
I saw your video with Carl Allen, and I have listened to others on YouTube who are involved in the leveraged buyout world. I wanted to buy one of the Ninja Acquisitions training options, but I have no LBO experience and have never been a CFO or CEO of an organization. My question is can someone who wants to learn how to do the steps and take action get involved in such a business with no connections to CFOs, accountants, etc.?
— James B.
That’s a great question, James.
The answer is a resounding YES. You can get involved today — right now — without an existing level of support or knowledge.
If you don’t have an experienced team backing you at this very moment, simply start at the beginning and assemble your resources step by step.
First things first, find an accountant — a CPA you trust with whom you can build a relationship. Research and interview several in your area before selecting one.
Relationships are the foundation of the business world, so it’s important to build ones that will last. And practice will make perfect.
Same process goes for an attorney… a local banker… and so forth.
As you build your team of trusted advisers, you will also gain valuable experience and insight — putting you on the path to becoming a master negotiator.
So You Want to Become a Dealmaker
You could do it all on your own. The school of hard knocks is a good one… but fast-tracking knowledge is better.
It’s why I recommend learning from the best. Because you may also gain valuable mentorship in the process.
Carl is that kind of guy. Not only has he done billions of deals in his lifetime, but he actively enjoys the spoils of ownership without having to work IN the businesses he owns.
His training covers everything you need to know to do the same.
Here are some of the key things you’ll walk away with:
- How to instill the “Dealmaker Mindset”
- Which types of businesses you are going to target
- Launch your “Deal Origination Machine” so you can generate qualified seller leads on autopilot
- Make your first offer to buy a small business
- Eight different ways to finance deals using none of your own money
- How to get qualified professionals to perform due diligence for you (without paying them any money upfront)
- How to create your “Offer Sequence” and negotiate the terms of the deal
- Essential steps for closing any deal
- And what to do in the first 100 days of owning your new business to make sure it runs smoothly without you.
Carl’s training will give you the tools you need to put together the team and resources required to do just what you’re afraid of not knowing how to do.
Leveraging concepts just like Carl’s, I’ve built my own team of advisers and have successfully executed deals of my own.
James — you’ve got this.
The same goes for everyone else. Be the business owner you were meant to be.
Publisher, Unconventional Wealth
P.S. If you’re struggling with the whole “I don’t have any experience running a business” thing… I want you to know it’s OK to be afraid. But your lack of qualifications, prior experience or a track record of proven results are not the things that are holding you back.
All you need to do is follow a proven formula for success… do the work… and be willing to build the team to help you make your vision a reality. But you’ll never be a Dealmaker CEO if you aren’t out there making deals!
The challenge begins on Monday, Aug. 19… so you’ll need to order by midnight ET on Sunday, Aug. 18, to get in.
Adam Markley is the publisher of Unconventional Wealth and the financial strategy director for Agora Financial. In his career, he’s been involved with or touched nearly 500 businesses across a wide range of industries. Which means he’s seen plenty of what works — and more of what doesn’t.
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