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Meetup Prague
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I'm working remote in Prague. Let's meetup in person if you're in town. ... see more
Acquisitions Entrepreneurs (buying / Selling of businesses) Networking
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Meet other entrepreneurs who are looking to acquire existing businesses, grow them, and exit. Often called Acquisitions Entrepreneurs, we are a group of people who look to invest into or acquire an interest in existing businesses.  This is a business networking event, not a presentation, you will be asked to introduce yourself, tell us about what type of business you'd like to buy, grow or sell, and what help if any you need. The objective is to build teams, share ideas and resources, ... see more
Live - Using the Media to increase awareness and find customers with Guest Janet Falk
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Using the Media to increase awareness and find customers.New Livestream guest-> Janet Falk from https://janetlfalk.com/I’m happy to have Janet Falk join me on a live broadcast.Janet has had an amazing career journey through the corporate world, private advisory businesses and more which has led her to the field of public relations.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing how you can take advantage of what’s new in your business to find customers and influence the market by helping those in th ... see more
Meetup Barcelona
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I'm working remote in Barcelona.Let's meetup in person if you're in town. ... see more
How to Create Deal Flow and Find Motivated Sellers on LinkedIn
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How to Create Deal Flow and Find Motivated Sellers on LinkedInWant to Fill Your Calendar with your first 5 to 10 Motivated Sellers in just 30 Minutes a Day?This course will show you 5 Lessons...How to Only Target Motivated SellersHow to Position Yourself as a Serious Buyer - even if you are 1st time buyerHow to create Unlimited Motivated Seller Leads...How to get to your Motivated Seller onto that first zoom callWhat questions to ask a Motivated Seller - to uncover the gems!Brought to you by Jon ... see more
Q&A Roundtable - Let’s Demystify Pre-LOI Due Diligence
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Let me know, by providing your email address, if you want a link to the recording of this event. (Limited time offer.)Don't let this happen to you:  “Thanks Ted. Just replying to your email to take you out of my spam folder. Also, I can't find the link to join the meeting.” Please whitelist my email address: TedJLeverette@partneroncall.com. You use Gmail? Add me as a contact. Often, my email goes into spam folders (especially Gmail) due to the business opportunity topics. This means, wh ... see more
Buying SMBs with the Co-Op Model
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We're back with our Private Market Insights series! This time Josh Levine will be talking with Eduardo Cabral from the Obran Cooperative about the Co-Op model in small business acquisitions. If you've ever been interested in how a small business can be transitioned to employee ownership, check out our conversation next Wednesday! #smallbusiness #mergersandacquisitions #impactinvesting #buyabusiness ... see more
Acquisitions Entrepreneur's (buying / Selling of businesses) Networking
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Meet other entrepreneurs who are looking to acquire existing businesses, grow them, and exit. Often called Acquisitions Entrepreneurs, we are a group of people who look to invest into or acquire an interest in existing businesses.This is a business networking event, not a presentation, you will be asked to introduce yourself, tell us about what type of business you'd like to buy, grow or sell, and what help if any you need. The objective is to build teams, share ideas and resources, and help eac ... see more
Search Fund Coalition July Panel: The Searcher & CEO Report
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Research On What Makes a Great Searcher & Successful CEOThis month, we'll be partnering with some Search Fund Ecosystem heavy weights to dig into what makes a great successful Searcher and great SMB CEO.Our panelists all have completed sizable and published research studies.They are not only talking from theorized experience but also from cold hard collected facts. With their expertise, deep knowledge, insights and know-how, we're here to help take your entrepreneurial game to the next ... see more
Live -With Guest Mason Harris Enough Chutzpah to be the boss?
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Enough Chutzpah to be the boss?New Livestream guest-> Mason Harris, The Chutzpah Guy!I’m happy to have Mason Harris join me on a live broadcast.Mason Harris is a motivational speaker and author.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing Chutzpah, Guts, Stones, Balls, whatever you want to call it. I read the book and I liked it.This is a ‘must see event’ for anyone who needs to do something that is a little scarry.Be sure to join live so that you can ask questions, replay will be available.Set ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 25
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Searchfunder's round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Watch Episode 24 here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/874 ... see more
Different ways to search for a suitable SME to acquire
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I am excited to announce that Moonbase Capital will be hosting a webinar on June 29th at 6 pm CET, where we will be discussing how to search for a suitable company to acquire from the entrepreneur’s perspective.I will be joined by our Search Fund entrepreneurs Christopher Bates, Louis Jardel and Pierre Donvez to discuss how to acquire a company through a Search Fund.Here are some of the key topics we will cover in the webinar:- The methods and criteria used to search for a suitable SME through ... see more
Acquired over 38 Ecommerce sites - now IPO - join roadshow webinar
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I am pleased to share that one of my podcast guests, E:4 Dominic Wells, CEO of Onfolio, has started conducting an IPO to list on Nasdaq in the next few weeks.Dominic says it's a smaller raise, at $8.5M, but they have reserved $1m to raise ourselves rather than via the investment bank.Onfolio is a company that buys and holds online businesses (38 when I interviewed him in April 2021), and his IPO offering comes with 1 share and 2 warrants to buy additional shares at the IPO price any time in the ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 6 -- FINAL PITCH DAY!!
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Our first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop completes their 6 months of training with a 2 minute pitch to mentors and investors.  Live streaming will begin at approximately 10 am (Pacific/Los Angeles time).  Save the date by clicking the the calendar icon next to the title above. The guest and pitch portion of this session will be streamed on Searchfunder.Only investors will be permitted to ask questions of our students. If you are an investor who wishes ... see more
Denver Searcher Happy Hour
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Join us for a Happy Hour with the Denver Searchfunder community.Please email John Ikalowych at john.ikalowych@thinkccig.com to register. ... see more
LIVE The Super-Hero reality of Exiting your Small Business with Mike Finger Your Exit Squad
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The Super-Hero reality of Exiting your Small BusinessNew Livestream guest-> David C Barnett & Mike Finger of YOUR EXIT SQUADWhat the heck is Your Exit Squad???I’m happy to have Mike Finger join me on a live broadcast and we’ll tell you all about it.Mike has years of experience in running his own businesses and helping others exit.You know who I am.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing this fun and educational new project.This is a ‘must see event’ for anyone who owns a business or ... see more
Search Fund Coalition June Panel: Adjusting to Adjustments & Working Capital
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Come join our discussion on Net Working Capital & Fun With Other Adjustments on 6/21! Sign Up here:https://sfcadjustments622.splashthat.comFree searcher ticket / $5 discount codes: BYLINE622 or LCS25 to get the deal.This month, we'll be discussing the tough conversations that need to be had when deep into LOI and the numbers aren't adding up. We'll discuss a full range of common adjustments and key findings during Q of E. We'll even lean heavy towards everyone's favorite, Net Working Capital ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 24
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Searchfunder's round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 23 here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/769 ... see more
Texas Networking Happy Hour
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On Thursday June 16th at 5:00pm we will take over The Remington Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston.RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/N6raABYChudg3bDc9Sponsored by:Search Investment Group (SIG) - Searcher Advisory & Capital Raising SupportJordan Carter – jcarter@searchinvestgroup.comRobert Graham – rgraham@searchinvestgroup.comAaron Blick – ablick@searchinvestgroup.comwww.searchinvestgroup.comSymphony Risk Solutions - InsuranceJoshua Richman – jrichman@symphonyrisk.com/www.symphonyrisk. ... see more
Self-Funded Search Office Hours - Service Contractor Industry
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Join us for a special edition of our Office Hours call.We will have the head of our Service Contractor vertical on and will explore what it takes to buy, operate and grow HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing contractor businesses.Register here:https://liveoakbank.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfuCqrTIqG91StdWrkMhlNTPA2ECjaP1I ... see more
New York Search Fund Community Happy Hour
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**Updated Date / Time** Confirmed LocationJoin Us To Connect, Network and Launch Into Summer Together.https://sfcnychh622.splashthat.com/Please RSVP via link so we can get an accurate count of attendees! ThanksFor all searchers and the community that supports entrepreneurship through acquisition - we're getting together for the first time in 2022 IRL! Please join us in New York City Hope to see you there! ... see more
DC Happy Hour
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Mid-Atlantic Searchers Unite.Live in the Mid-Atlantic and interested in search?  Are your friends/family tired of you talking about the "Red Book", Think Like an Owner podcast, SMB twitter, EBIDTA multiples, & more.Now you've found your tribe.Whether you are a traditional searcher, self-funded searcher, investor, or just learning about the ETA space, it's time to connect.Join us for a Mid-Atlantic Happy Hour:Date / Time: Tuesday, June 14th in Washington, DC from 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST for. ... see more
LIVE The power of podcasting for non-podcasters.
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New Livestream guest- Cliff Duvernois.I’m happy to have Cliff Duvernois join me on a live broadcast.Cliff has experience in the world of real estate, small business and podcasting.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing the difference between podcasters and business owners who use podcasts for marketing purposes.This is a ‘must see event’ for anyone in any kind of business!Be sure to join live so that you can ask questions, replay will be available.We’ll be going live June 10 at 11 AM Easte ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 23 - Discounts & Perks, Yale Research, Italy & Conferences     video
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Searchfunder's round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/l1AkeEKXPdM Watch Episode 22Yale Research, Spain, Canada, New Investors here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/768 ... see more
LIVE- Get Business Brokers to take you seriously. Secrets Revealed!
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LIVE- Get Business Brokers to take you seriously. Secrets Revealed!New Livestream guest-> Steven Beal, CBV, CFA, CPA <-I’m happy to have Steven Beal join me on a live broadcast.Steven has decades of banking, accounting, business valuation and business brokerage experience.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing why so many buyers are being IGNORED by business brokers and how to break through the static and noise of the marketplace and be noticed.This is a ‘must see event’ for someone tr ... see more
Greenwich Searcher Happy Hour
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Join us for a Greenwich / Stamford / Fairfield County / Westchester County seacher happy hour! ... see more
Join me for a quick Livestream update. Business Buyer Adventure Group Coaching Program 4th Anniversary
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It's a party!Join me on Thursday for a quick Livestream update.What's new?The Business Buyer Adventure Group Coaching Program is now 4 years old and some exciting changes are in store.News about the Holiday Chat features being released over the summer.Plus- What's brewing as far as live events for 2022. Something very new and different from anything I've ever done before.Be sure to tune in live if you want to ask questions, replay will be available if you can't make it.Set your reminder here: (h ... see more
Brand Awareness - What You Need to Know When Advertising with MADE IN THE USA
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For those in manufacturing, goods labeled MADE IN THE USA, this should be of interest to you.See: https://www.williamsmullen.com/TrendingNow ... see more
Entrepreneurship Beyond VC & Startup
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No registration required, just click here Monday May 23 at 7PM CT: https://lnkd.in/gaKWuZQpAre you an incoming BIPOC or female MBA student? If so, there are likely dozens of large corporations initiating early recruiting to lock you in with an internship offer before school starts.While I think that it is an incredible opportunity to receive an offer in your target industry before you hit campus and not have to worry about recruiting, I've run into many BIPOC MBA students who feel salty for comm ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 5: Operational Changes     video
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Our guest ^Gautam Basu‌ speaks with the first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop about strategies for making operational change in their acquired business. Save the date by clicking the the calendar icon next to the title above. The guest portion of this session will be streamed on Searchfunder.Only students will be permitted to ask questions of our guests.  ... see more
The Fireside Chat with Irv Grousbeck presented by the Black Searcher Network & Searchfunder     video
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Irv Grousbeck is the father of Search Funds, having started the concept over 35 years ago. In this conversation, Irv will discuss the origins of Search Funds and his thoughts on their future.Register for the event by clicking the link next to the profile photo above. Contact ^Jason Jackson‌ for questions. ... see more
Demystifying tax issues in small business M&A
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Buying and selling companies often has material tax implications, yet many people don't necessarily understand them when they begin their searches. We're here to help: In our 6th installment of Private Market Insights, we talk with tax expert Diana Oprescu about the tax implications of different transaction structures and strategies. Log in through the Twitter app to ask questions in real time at the end of the conversation! ... see more
Legal aspects and main recommendations to consider for a succesfull acquisition - EGADE's Search Fund Community Monthly Webinar (Spanish)
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EGADE Business School and it's Search fund accelerator, have created monthly webnairs with the obejtive of enhancing Mexico's ETA community and connecting it with the world, through expert advise, from local and international talent. On this occasion, we will be joined by David Rajunov Djaddah, who is managing partner of RL&A. With more than 20 years of professional career, he has advised a wide spectrum of both private and public companies. David has made his professional career in top law ... see more
Search Fund Coalition Virtual Networking & Deal Discussion
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We've spent the last few months hearing experts talk about various components of deal structure, investment and LOI, now let's come together and support the community through peer mentoring and discussion so we can all rise together.Expect attendees to include fellow Searchers,Service Providers, Community Advocates & Investors for our event.Free for all to attend. You must sign up here:https://sfccommunity522.splashthat.comThe SFC Community Platform easily allows for small group networking, ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 22 - Yale Research, Spain, Canada, New Investors     video
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Karen Spencer's round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click the links below for more info. Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/yCrGVVQm8-IWatch Episode 21 - WSJ, new survey, all the blogs & more:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/767 ... see more
Search Fund Community Happy Hour - London
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PLEASE RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/london-search-fund-community-meetup-tickets-319011220147In the traditional Search Fund spirit of community engagement and networking, we arranged a date and time in London to meet for an after-work cocktail and network in person. The idea is to exchange Search Fund experiences and best practices within the realm of searchers, CEOs, investors, lawyers and all the people that make the Search Fund industry one of the most collaborative communities in t ... see more
Creating Deal Flow on Linkedin - REPEAT
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For those who couldn't make the afternoon session, I have one coming up Sat and 12 noon CSTDeal Flow, Deal Sourcing is often the hardest part of the game of any business. Without a doubt, these are very challenging times for many, but they equally offer an opportunity to grow your business and start building new deal flow like never before.LinkedIn is the largest B2B social network hands down and if you don’t have a LinkedIn strategy you’re missing out. Whether you are acquiring clients ... see more
Funding strategies
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we are looking for one more guest speaker for the upcoming “funding strategies” conference, scheduled for May 12th in Orlando and for a segment titled “early state and angel investors.”The event is sponsored by the Thermo Credit companywww.thermocredit.comand the link for the conference is: https://www.fundingstrategies.net/funding-strategiesBecome a guest speaker and receive a great deal of publicity and exposure for yourself and your company.You do not have to attend the event on site ... see more
What is a Search Fund and what makes them such a strong alternative asset class?
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Moonbase Capital is excited to announce that we will be hosting a webinar on May 11th at 6 pm CET, during which we will be discussing what Search Funds are and what makes them so special - from the investor and searcher's perspectives.During this session, Moonbase Capital's Managing Partner - Ibrahim Abdel Rahim will be joined by Search Fund investor Jose Martín Cabiedes, along with our Moonbase Capital entrepreneur Federico Ratini to discuss everything related to Search Funds!Here are some of ... see more
Searchfunder's People of Color in Search Happy Hour
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We're excited to host this meetup for black, indigenous and people of color in the search fund community. Searchfunder member Anthony Walker‌ joins us as our special guest.All bipoc members and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following ... see more
Live- How the Pandemic has affected Peer to Peer SME Lending- AND tools to handle FX easily.
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Live- How the Pandemic has affected Peer to Peer SME Lending- AND tools to handle FX easily.Small Business Loan Defaults and the Nightmare of Multi-Currency Biz New Livestream guest Cato Pastoll, Co-founder & CEO of Loop Inc. I’m happy to have Cato join me on a live broadcast. Cato helped to found Lending Loop, a Canadian small business loan crowdfunding site in 2014. Tune in and as we’ll be discussing how the pandemic has affected investors loans to small businesses ... see more
NYU ETA Bootcamp
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Who says the path to entrepreneurship means starting from scratch? Some would-be entrepreneurs are better suited for acquiring, operating, and scaling a fundamentally sound company than building one from the ground up. This all-day, hands-on boot camp will walk you step-by-step through how to get started in the exciting realm of ETA (entrepreneurship through acquisition). Plus, a dogged, first-time searcher and seasoned investor will walk you through the good, bad, and totally unforeseeable aspe ... see more
HR Questions in SMBs (pre-and-post-acquisition)
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Hi everyone - Private Market Labs is hosting our next Insights event on Twitter Spaces this Thursday at 4:00 CT. We're talking HR issues pre-and-post acquisition with expert consultant Jacquelyn Valek. Hope to see you there!Event link here: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJjnrVabLJw/peek ... see more
8th Annual Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference
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The ETA Group at Chicago Booth, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative are delighted to host the 8th Annual Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference.The Booth-Kellogg ETA Conference is an annual event that brings together search fund entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, faculty, and other participants in the ETA ecosystem to meet one another and share insights into this rapidly-growing area ... see more
ETA Case Competition Finals
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For those of you attending the Booth Kellogg ETA Conference on Monday, I'd encourage you to check out the finals for the ETA Case Competition. The case challenges the teams to integrate multiple acquisitions while simultaneously responding to competitive threats from a much larger and better-capitalized competitor. The two finalist teams will present their recommendations to a panel of ETA investors and CEOs. The finals will be held 8-9:30 AM at the conference.For more info, check out the confer ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 4: Making the Deal
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Our guest ^Carlos Gila‌ speaks with the first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop on making the deal with the Seller. This session will not be streamed.  ... see more
Presented by Searchfunder's People of Color Meetup: Buying Your Business as a Black Entrepreneur:     video
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Searchfunder's People of Color Meetup presents Buying a Business as a Black Entrepreneur.In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder members ^Kenna Craver‌ and ^Bruce Vann‌ about their experiences in successfully acquiring a business.   We'll discuss what motivated their decision to buy a business, how they were able to accomplish the feat, and what it's like to be a CEO of a stable profitable business, especially in the context of being a black entrepreneur. Searchfun ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Using HubSpot for Entrepreneurs     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with HubSpot representative ^Walter Mannino‌ about the features and benefits of HubSpot for entrepreneurs. To learn about our partnership with HubSpot, please see https://www.searchfunder.com/post/searchfunder-partners-with-hubspot-for-entrepreneursSearchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate ... see more
Next Coast ETA presents "Find a Search Partner"
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Search community friends! Next Coast ETA has listened to your feedback and is proud to announce its inaugural “Find a Search Partner” networking event. The goal is to create a space for soon-to-be Searchers who wish to find a Search partner to meet others with similar goals and interests, increasing everyone’s chances of finding a great match! We have partnered with Speed Networking to facilitate conversations. Every Searcher will be matched with up to 6 others for 15-min conversation ... see more
Searchfunder Session: SBA and Change of Ownership with Bruce Marks     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Bruce Marks about the real nuts and bolts of approved language for SBA loans, what is acceptable and what is not. Bruce has done some great sessions with us on SBA loans. Please check those out on the video playback page on the main menu► next to your upper right profile pic. Here is the direct link: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/pastSearchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested member ... see more
Search Fund Coalition April Panel: The Search Tank & Pitching To Investors
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Real Deals. Real Investors. Real-Time Negotiations & Feedback.Raising capital is one of the most important parts of an Acquisition Entrepreneurs journey.This month we will have a lively discussion about what it takes to properly pitch to investors as well as have a few live pitches by a few in LOI Searchers to help them gain exposure and support the community as we all look to grow and get smarter on the Search.You must sign up via link:https://sfcsearchtank422.splashthat.com/Free Searcher T ... see more
LIVE- Lisa Forrest shares SBA Business Acquisition Loan Secrets.
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New Livestream guest Lisa Forrest, Director of Seachfund Lending at Live Oak Bank.I’m happy to have Lisa Forrest join me on a live broadcast.Lisa has over 30 years of experience writing loans under the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs.Tune in and as we’ll be discussing some of the misunderstood features of these loans and answering some viewer questions that have been submitted over the last two weeks.This is a ‘must see event’ for anyone who is buying a busine ... see more
Lessons From My First Month as CEO of a Newly Acquired Company (incl. Live Q&A)     video
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As prospective searchers and aspiring CEOs, if you're anything like I was, you're understandably focused on raising capital or successfully navigating the search process, relegating the actual operations of the company to the "I'll cross that bridge when I get there" bucket. However, as a former searcher and CEO myself, I can tell you from first-hand experience that your plans for the early days of company operations are indeed worth considering right now, as they will impact your due diligence ... see more
Live Debate: Self-Funded vs. Traditional Search Fund     video
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Live recording of an Acquiring Minds episode! Watch a debate about the merits of two distinct models of search: self-funded search on one side, traditional search funds on the other. The two guests, Greg Geronemus and Robert Graham, have each been both searcher and investor in his preferred model of search. Each is a strong proponent of his preference, so it promises to be a high-quality debate. The goal is for you to come away with a stronger sense of the pros & cons of each ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder - Asia Pacific Edition     video
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO ^Karen Spencer‌ answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to  ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.com.The discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include:► Get started with search funds and entrepreneur ... see more
Franchising in a Post-Covid world.
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Monday at 5pm Eastern time, The Franchise Guide- Giuseppe Grammatico joins me for a live discussion about what has changed since the lockdowns.What new types of franchises are coming out?Who is struggling to make it?What have franchisors done to make a difference?I’ll share some of the interesting things I’ve seen in franchised businesses lately and see Giuseppe thinks.Click here to set yourself a reminder or join us live: https://youtu.be/E7J1d2gK7OY ... see more
Texas Search Group Networking Happy Hour
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Texas Search Group will host a happy hour on April 7th, 2022 in Dallas. We will have strong attendance from searchers, independent sponsors, lenders, service providers, investors, and more. We're holding the event at Chelsea Corner in Dallas.Be sure to RSVP if you want to attend as our venue will only allow 50 attendees.RSVP here:  searchinvestgroup.com/tsg ... see more
Smart, Measurable & Cost-Effective Approaches to Engage Enterprise Buyers     video
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In this S.O.S., we speak with Searchfunder member ^Michael Phelan‌ on smart, measurable and cost-effective ideas to engage enterprise buyers.S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions.This session is open to Searchfunder members and interested members of the public. Our S.O.S., ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 21 - WSJ, new survey, all the blogs & more     video
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Searchfunder's round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/DiuT7KAoLDQWatch One Minute News Ep. 20 - Ukraine, new study & MIT discount here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/766 ... see more
Developing A Strategic Marketing Plan (Online)
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I teach a 6 week course on Strategic Marketing starting Monday, April 4th through May 9th.This is an interactive course, where by the end you will be able to articulate your strategic marketing objectives and how you plan to pay for that marketing through your business operations.This course is a highly recommended prerequisite to my Business Planning course. This course is great for:1) start-ups that may be seeking grant funding2) solopreneurs who are wondering what they can do to elevate their ... see more
Building your SMB Tech Stack with Alex Lathery
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A key tenant of the search fund model is implementing technology to jump start growth at a longstanding business. But what does this actually mean? What tools do you need in your SMB tech stack as a new business owner? We talk with technology expert Alex Lathery from Blue Collar Builds, and SMB-focused tech firm to discuss strategies for building technology into a newly-acquired small business.Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yepypek5 ... see more
Search Fund Coalition March Panel: Let's Make A Deal (Terms)
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A Candid Conversation On Getting the Deal DoneThis month, we'll be discussing the finer points of ETA deal structure from capital to board structure, equity incentives, closing conditions and more. It's going to be a serious masterclass in getting the best terms and crossing another important threshold on our journey from Searcher to ETA Operator.**Note: Your must sign up via link below**https://sfcdealterms322.splashthat.com/Free Searcher Tickets / $5 off others with code: Searchfunder1Hope to ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 3: Financing the Search & Deal     video
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Our guests ^Newton Campos‌ and ^Ken Alozie‌ speak with the first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop on financing your search and deal. For Newton's Discussion click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLC14NPauUSave the date by clicking the the calendar icon next to the title above.  The guest portion of this session will be streamed on Searchfunder.  Only students will be permitted to ask questions of our guests.  ... see more
CommunEtA, the World’s First Student-Run EtA Fund, Makes the Case for Self-Funded     video
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To self-fund, or not to self-fund, that is the question. Join our Searchfunder Session with ^Juan Ruiz‌, Harvard Business School student and CommunEtA founder, and a self funded CEO to hear the definitive quantitative and qualitative arguments for the self-funded model. CommunEtA (pronounced commune-e.t.a.) is an MBA student-run fund investing at the acquisition stage of EtA deals. More than a fund, CommunEtA is a community of investors, acquisition entrepreneurs, and MBA students br ... see more
NY Happy Hour & Business Valuation Networking Event (03/18 4:00pm)
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NY Happy Hour & Business Valuation Networking Event (03/18 4:00 PM)We are happy to invite you to a private happy hour and business valuation networking event on March 18th at 4:00 pm at our office located at 60 East 42nd Street in NYC.Our founder, Cameron McKenzie, will be making a presentation and complimentary food and drinks will be served.Mr. McKenzie has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and business valuation. He has been named 40 under 40 by NACVA and as one ... see more
Searchfunder's Women of Color in Search Success Circle with Special Guest Adrian Bracy     video
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search, with Special Guest Adrian Bracy. Bracy was CEO of YWCA Metro St Louis for over a decade. Prior to the YWCA, she had a career in financial management with the National Football League. She worked for the Miami Dolphins, the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. In 2006, Adrian was indeed one of the most powerful black women in business. Even if you can't turn on video, please be prepared to participate, share and con ... see more
Carnegie Mellon Searcher Happy Hour
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Opportunity to connect with fellow students and alumni to talk search ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle with Trish Higgins     video
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Success Circle, which includes brainstorming, special guests, and social time.Our guest will be Trish Higgins to discuss her journey with Chenmark.In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-ownThrough our meetups, you can network with others in the c ... see more
Private Market Insights: Managing Transitions as a New Business Owner with Expert Consultant Matt Glazer
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The next Private Market Labs event is next week! Buying a #smallbusiness is just the beginning. Check out an engaging conversation with expert consultant Matthew Glazer of Blue Sky Partners. We'll talk about managing transitions as a business owner. Don't miss it! Set your reminder on Twitter Spaces at this link:https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1PlKQaEkaPzKE/peek ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Buying & Operating a SaaS Business for a Search Fund     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder members ^Alexander Mears‌ and ^Steve Ressler‌.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, plus gain tips and tricks to ge ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Brainstorm with Michael McDonald     video
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In this meetup, our UK searchers have the opportunity to hear and speak to Searchfunder member ^Michael McDonald‌, an SME investor. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, plu ... see more
NC ETA Panel: Industry Evolution I - Digital Transformation
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During this panel, we will discuss how value can be created by infusing technology and processes into businesses that have historically been without. We detail how to pace the transformation, prioritization, building vs. buying-to-improve, key learnings around possible cultural rejection of new technology, and more. ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 20 - One Minute News Ep. 20 - Ukraine, new study & MIT discount     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/GBKI1WtTgcEWatch Episode 19 here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/765 ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include:► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisiti ... see more
Virtual Q&A session
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Are you a mid-career professional interested in Search Funds? Learn more about NCA's program in Europe and North America. Registration is required: http://insights.novastone-ca.com/register-qa/ ... see more
FREE How to Use LinkedIn for Off - Market Acquisition Deal Flow     video
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How to Use LinkedIn for Off Market Acquisition Deal Flow.     Register BelowA 9 step approach for deal flow outreach that will fill your acquisition pipeline, provide you with more opportunities to make more offers to acquire a business than you thought possible.”Who this training is for:1st AcquisitionIf you are new to the M&A game,you will learn how to create and fill your pipeline with business owners who want to sell their business. 10th + Acquisition(s)If you have ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 2: Fund Organizational Structure     video
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Our guests ^Steve Ressler‌, ^Brian Axelrad‌ and ^Jordan Chisolm‌ speak with the first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop about search fund organizational structure.  ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on ... see more
Bridging the Gap: Risk & Opportunity Roundtable Discussion + Q&A
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View a recording of Episode #1: https://youtu.be/M5g5nyN5zog.Let me know if you want to be invited to the next episode.Roundtable Guests + Q&A: David Barnett (Advisor & Author), Nancy Fallon-Houle (Business Transactions Lawyer), Steven Beal (Valuation & Brokerage). They have it. You want it. Explore ways to make the exchange during these unsettling times. (Legal, dealmaking, sourcing, brokerage and more.) We'll talk reality, about what we’re seeing, experiencing. And what we can do ... see more
Financing SMB M&A Transactions - Private Market Labs with Jarryd Osborne
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Come learn the nuances of financing your SMB transaction, including how to evaluate lenders, when to use the SBA, and how to find financing options. Our guest for this conversation is Jarryd Osborne, who has been using his knowledge of SMB financing structures to help buyers get their deals done.This is the second Private Market Labs Twitter Spaces Conversation!Check us out: www.privatemarketlabs.com ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Evolving Landscape in Latin America     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder members, Professors Newton Campos, PhD (FGV, Brazil) and Felix Cárdenas, PhD (EGADE, Mexico), two of the most prominent Search Fund researchers in the continent.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases ... see more
Search Fund Coalition February Panel: Tales from the Search - From Searcher to Operator
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Search Fund Coalition Community - We've got some stories to tell you! Our February Panel & Networking event is set for Two's- Day 2/22/22 - Tales from the Search: From Searcher to Operator and BeyondSign Up Required Below::https://sfcsearchtales222.splashthat.com/Free Searcher Code: BYLINE222----------Once Searchers. Now Operators & Investors. Sharing Their Stories.The ETA Journey is not to search endlessly, but to acquire and then successfully grow and operate your business.Our Tales fr ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 19: - 3 acquisitions + 1 new investment fund     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/RolyC0KpJV4Watch Episode 18- Research Studies Need Your Help here:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/764 ... see more
Search Funder Discussion Forum
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We are hosting a discussion with Search Funders to gain insight into how to better serve your Search Curation process.We've got some ideas, but more importantly, would like to hear directly from you.Seating is limited for this event, so book now.You are invited to a Zoom meeting.When: Feb 18, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcO2uqjgqEtEdvznC-VkfXz60JzX0xocaAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation ... see more
Austin Search Happy Hour
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All members of the search eco-system are invited: searchers, M&A attorneys, accountants, lenders, and search investors. ... see more
Women of Color in Search Happiness Hour
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago.Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Follo ... see more
Seller Stream: In Home & Online Tutoring
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With Seller Stream, you meet a business owner who specifically desires to sell his business to a search fund. Only non-confidential information will be presented.Our Seller Streams are exclusive for Searchfunder members.This event will be recorded and live streamed on Searchfunder.Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Powering Your Proprietary Search With Y-Combinator Tools And Elite Interns     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^Ronald AngSiy.Ronald is a Wharton MBA graduate, former Y-Combinator startup founder, venture capitalist, and is now SVP at a publicly traded blockchain company. He will go over the following topics that gave him strong proprietary search results and how these skills translated to future projects later in his professional career.* Recruiting a high volume of intern candidates on $0 budget* How to manage 10+ interns in a time-effecti ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago.Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to the full group to share learnings.Even if you can't turn on video, please be prepared to participate, share ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Legal for Small Deals     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Jake Parsley, an attorney, on how you can save yourself some precious cash on the legal work on smaller SMB transactions. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to dat ... see more
Q&A session on Novastone Capital Advisors' EtA program in Europe and North America
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Novastone Capital Advisors runs an EtA program in Europe and North America for mid-career professionals. Registration to the Q&A session here: http://insights.novastone-ca.com/register-qa/ ... see more
M&A Webinar Series: Tax Trends in M&A Transactions
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We are kicking off 2022 with the latest tax considerations for M&A transactions. Click here to join practice chair Larry Parker and tax partner Anna Derewenda as they outline key incentives and tax trends for you to contemplate for your next deal. Register here for this quick 15 minute webinar: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites-2Dwilliams-2Dmullen.vuturevx.com_e_xy0mkpwfv0xc01q_d297c073-2De942-2D41a2-2Db2db-2D645ecb62e40e&d=DwMFaQ&c=Ey4eW6FyjuP3VQxHFMnsZcjQYJ ... see more
One Minute News, Eps. 17 and 18 - Research Studies     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/k2FctFd2ubIWatch Episode 16- Top 20 Researched Industries here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/762 ... see more
NC ETA Panel: Best Practices of Due Diligence
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Join us for a virtual discussion on the best practices of deal due diligence from deliverables and timelines to effective communication with investors. We will feature panelists Anthony Walker, Partner at NC ETA, & Sam Swan, CEO at TaskRay. ... see more

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Manufacturing M&A Insights with David Jones - Private Market Labs
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Private Market Labs is starting a new event series to provide detailed intelligence about a specific part of the SMB M&A process. Next week, we'll talk with David Jones, head of 4Ward Solutions about investing in manufacturing companies. Join us on Twitter Spaces and follow us @PrivateMarket for more details!Event link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1lDxLLerpVLxm ... see more
Searchfunder Ops Session: the cheat codes to strategic growth     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Stijn Hendrikse‌ about understanding T2D3, the playbook B2B SaaS companies use to scale after finding product market fit. Through Trilogy Search Partners, Stijn supports search fund entrepreneurs with his experience in marketing and sales excellence for SaaS-based businesses. He works with searchers during diligence and post-acquisition, including as an interim Chief Marketing Officer, where he applies his positioning, branding, messa ... see more
Searchfunder's People of Color in Search Happy Hour
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We're excited to host this meetup for black, indigenous and people of color in the search fund community.   For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All bipoc members and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for in ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisit ... see more
Can owners 'see the exit?'
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What if information about how to sell a business isn't what keeps owners from exiting successfully?What if the problem is the vision or intention to actually pull it off?Can people be so caught up in the 'doing' that they fail to see how things will be different one day?We're going to explore this and more and you're invited to come and join live to give your comments and ask questions.Special guests Exit prep coach Mike Finger and Business Vision consultant Stephen Wilkinson ... see more
Search Fund Community Meetup - London
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In the traditional Search Fund spirit of community engagement and networking, we arranged a date and time in London to meet for an after-work cocktail and network in person. The idea is to exchange Search Fund experiences and best practices within the realm of searchers, CEOs, investors, lawyers and all the people that make the Search Fund industry one of the most collaborative communities in the Entrepreneurial world. To keep things simple, each attendee should plan to settle their own ta ... see more
Miami Private Equity (& Search Fund) Happy Hour & Networking Event
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Prospect Capital is hosting a Miami Private Equity (& Search Fund) Happy Hour & Networking Event. Complementary drinks provided by Prospect Capital.Thursday, February 3 2022, 6-8PM.Location: covered outdoor venue on South Beach - to be shared with attendees Dress code: Casual chicPlease email Carlo Santelli to RSVP: csantelli@prospectcap.com ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Success Circle, which includes brainstorming, special guests, and social time. In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-ownThrough our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay u ... see more
How to Use LinkedIn for Off - Market Acquisition Deal Flow
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Deal Flow, Deal Sourcing is the hardest part of the Acquisition Game Acquiring a company is a numbers game. You need, at minimum, 100 Outreaches, 60 Responses, 10 Conversations, 5 Offers to get to 1 to 2 Deals. This training you will Learn how to increase your acquisition deal flow using LinkedIn! We will show you How and Why you need to... 1. Create a great profile 2. Get on LinkedIn Sales Navigator Now 3. Launch a new company 4. Post Classified Ads in your feed 5. Post in, Netw ... see more
Searching in India: Currently Acquiring A Procurement Automation Company     video
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As search expands globally, could this be the right time for a searcher in India? Searchfunder member ^Ravi Parikh‌ explains why the answer is an enthusiastic "Yes!" in this Searchfunder Session on Acquiring A Procurement Automation Company.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, y ... see more
SMBash (1st Annual Conference for SMB Buyers, Investors & Operators)
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Join us in Orlando, FL for one-on-one interaction with others who focus on buying, operating, and investing in the SMB and Micro-PE space. More info is available at SMBash.com and https://twitter.com/SMB_ash.Listen, learn, and participate in conversations with like-minded friends about best practices and personal experiences in sourcing, funding, closing, and operating businesses.Hosted by ^Sam Rosati‌, ^Brandon Laughridge‌ and ^Matthew Hinson‌. Join us for cold drinks and g ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this Meetup for self-funded searchers. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago.Host: ^Brian Yeado‌.Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to the full group to share learnings. Even if you can't turn on video, please be pre ... see more
AM&AA Winter Conference
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Event DetailsWhen - Feb 2 - 4, 2022Where - Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel, Charleston, SC The 2022 AM&AA Winter Conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with middle-market decision-makers representing corporate and institutional sellers and buyers of businesses ranging broadly from $5 million to $500 million in transaction value.What you can expect from 2022 Winter ConferenceDeal Connect. Subject Matter Experts. CPE Credits.For more details https://www.amaaconference.com/amaaw ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: European Search Fund Community with Patrick Malcor
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We're excited to host this Meetup for the search fund community in Europe with Searchfunder member, Patrick Malcor as our guest. All are welcome -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago.Even if you can't turn on video, please be prepared to participate, share and contribute.Through our Searchfunder Meetups, you can network with others in the community, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, conve ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 16
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/KGiUwE3Ds_gWatch  Episode 15 - Asia Pacific here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/761 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to ... see more
How to Buy a Business in a Seller's Market
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11 searchers discuss tactics with dealmakers and legal counsel . Scroll down my webpage to see 45 dealmaking tactics not covered during our discussion. You'll also see a link you can use if you want deeper insights, which I can privately share with you via Zoom. https://partneroncall.com/how-to-buy-a-business-in-a-sellers-market/Who’s selling whom? Beware of a disabling or fatal case of business buyer fever. Right now buyer fever is raging. It’s contagious. It’s fueling unhealthy competiti ... see more
Search Fund Coalition Panel: 2022 Search Fund Market Outlook
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We’re excited to kick off another great year of Search Fund & ETA Community Events on 1/25: A Market Outlook for 2022 - https://sfcmarketoutlook.splashthat.com/Free Searcher Ticket Codes: BYLINE122 or ASPEN25 to get the deal. You must sign up via the link above... To kick off 2022, we'll take a look at the US and International Search Fund / SMB Acquisition Markets from a Funded and Self-Funded Search Perspective. Come hear our experts landscape insights and prognostications for the co ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Launching in a New Market     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Jake Nicholson on the ups and downs of launching in a new market.For further info on this topic, please see: * Searchfunder Session: Blitzlaunching Search Funds in New Markets:https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/319* HAVING FORTITUDE WHEN BEING THE FIRST SEARCHERS IN A COUNTRYhttps://www.searchfunder.com/post/having-fortitude-when-being-the-first-searchers-in-a-countrySearchfunder Sessions is an information series for ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 15     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video:  https://youtu.be/gru4RD2w2ekWatch Episode 14 on the Endurance Search Survey of new Operators here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/760 ... see more
Searchfunder: Nuts & Bolts: Session 1: Preparing to Market Yourself     video
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Our guest ^Rania Missoumi‌ speaks with the first cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts workshop on her choice of search fund vehicle and her experience so far.  ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Women of Color in Search Happy Hour     video
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. ... see more
SF Bay Area Searcher Meet-Up
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Casual opportunity for the SF Bay Area ETA community to meet up and get to know one another. Bring a friend!I have reserved the Muir Woods Fire Pit at Spark Social. Please look for the sign that says ETA / Search Fund Meet-up. See you all there! ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to the full group to share learnings. Even if you can't turn on video, please be prepared to participate, shar ... see more
S.O.S.: Bending the Curve with Adam Coffey     video
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In this Searchfunder Ops Session, we speak with special guest Adam Coffey, author of the Private Equity Playbook and The Exit Strategy Playbook. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions.This session is open to Searchfunder members and interested members of the public. Our S.O.S ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 14 - New Endurance Searcher Success Survey     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Click here for links to the items discussed in the video: https://youtu.be/7sTlyoptdG0 Watch Episode 13 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/759 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate each other to succeed and not take the traditional corpor ... see more
S.O.S: How SMBs can Save Money by Hiring Great remote Talent from Latin America     video
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In this Searchfunder Ops Session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^Franco Pereyra‌ about the remote talent pool in Latin America that may save money for your small-to-medium sized business. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions.This session is open to Searchfunder member ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to ... see more
Philly ETA Community Happy Hour
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You're invited to the Philadelphia area ETA networking drinks. Investors, Searchers and anyone interested in the space is invited. Location TBD.  ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Getting the Most Out of Your Search Investors     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Jeff Stevens of Anacapa Partners about getting the most out of your investors. Please message ^Jeff Stevens‌ for the slides to this presentation.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: LatAm Searchers
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Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.CHAT: 08:47:59 Doing a Geographically focused search: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/613 08:48:42 Women of Color in Search MeetUp: special guest Kenna Craver: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/427 08:51:25 How Sticking to One's Search Instincts Can Reap Rewards (Searchfunder Interview). https:/ ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisit ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 13     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Links to news items: https://youtu.be/7sTlyoptdG0Watch Episode 12 for our Countdown of the Top 21 posts on Searchfunder for 2021 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/758 ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle: Special Guest Jillian Schoene
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Success Circle, which includes brainstorming, special guests, and social time. This session includes special guest Jillian Schoene. JIllian has been a mentor ,and guide for trailblazing women who are seeking to launch successful political campaigns for the first time. Jillian will share her insights and lessons learned that may help you better understand and avoid pitfalls as you launch your search fund and conduct a fundraisi ... see more
How to Use LinkedIn for Deal Flow
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Deal Sourcing is the most difficult part of Acquisition Entrepreneurs Learn how to use LinkedIn to find Off Market Dealshttps://zoom.us/s/8732647221#success ... see more
How to Avoid or Beat Buyer Competition
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Email me if you want a recording of the event. It was a good group!Searchers, worldwide, are registering: NZ, AU, UK, USA and Canada. Searching but not finding enough worthwhile opportunities? Losing deals to other buyers? Let’s talk about it. Participate for answers. Progress more productively.Click "Going" and now use the link to advance-register.Trying to protect the confidentially for searchers who want it, this event will not be live-streamed on Searchfunder or anywhere else.Questions Sea ... see more
Top Searchfunder posts 2021: One Minute News, Ep 12     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.For links to each post, please click here: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/our-countdown-of-the-top-21-posts-of-2021Watch Episode 11 - Acquisitions for 2021 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/754 ... see more
2021 Acquisitions RoundUp: One Minute News, Ep 11     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 10 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/753 ... see more
David's Holly Jolly Christmas Eve Party 2021 Party!!     video
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Come and hang out with me and some of my small business besties. This year's guests include: Rocky Lalvani, host of The Profit Answer Man Podcast and Richer Soul. https://profitcomesfirst.com/ and https://www.richersoul.com Mike Finger, SME Exit consultant and blogger extraordinaire (Multiple Exits) over at https://exitoasis.com/ Henry Lopez, investor, entrepreneur (Multiple Exits) and host of The How of Business Podcast https://www.thehowofbusiness.com/ Rick Nicholson, restauran ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 10     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 9 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/752Summary of a Stanford Presentation on Top 25: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/9-key-characteristics-of-the-top-25-high-performing-search-fund-companiesStanford Search Primer: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/experience/about/centers-institutes/ces/research/search-funds/primer ;;Bay Area Meetup: https://www.searchfunder. ... see more
Women of Color in Search - Holiday Cheer
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. ... see more
UK Search Bi-Weekly Brainstorm - guest presenter Saadat Ahmed
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.  ^Saadat Ahmed‌ will discuss lessons learned in acquiring his business and in continuing his search. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meet ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: LatAm Community
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Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, plus gain tips and tricks to get the most out of your Searchfunder membership. This event is open to the public and interested members of the pub ... see more
Search Fund CEO Conference - Stanford GSB
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Search Fund CEO ConferenceTuesday, Dec 14, 2021 – Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021The Search Fund CEO Conference will include speakers, investor meetings and networking opportunities for search fund CEOs and frequent investors.Open to Stanford CommunityLocation On Campus Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center 655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305 United StatesAttendees will learn from successful CEOs, GSB faculty, and board experts from within and outside the search fund commu ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.com The discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through ac ... see more
Search Fund Coalition 2021 Holiday Party!
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2021, A Year We'll Never Forget - For our last event of 2021, we just wanna party! Please come celebrate all that we have accomplished in the face of adversity and looking forward to a successful 2022 together. We'll hang out, talk some shop, play some games and have a raffle with door prizes. Just like a real holiday party, except it's virtual. Free to all, hope you can make it!https://sfc21holidays.splashthat.com/Andrew & The Search Fund Coalition Team ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 9
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 8 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/751 Links to news items Arista: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/congratulations-arista-partners-on-their-recent-investment-in-instituto-medico-laser-iml Brazil: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/congratulations-to-gabriel-ronacher-of-arcocapital-on-his-recent-investment-in-agger-sistemas and https://www.searchfunder.c ... see more
Texas Search Group (TSG) - Houston Networking Happy Hour!
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Texas Search Group is hosting our final sponsored networking happy hour of 2021 in Houston on December 9th! RSVP here: https://www.searchinvestgroup.com/tsg- Self-Funded Searchers- Traditional Searchers- Independent Sponsors- Small Business Owners- Lenders- Investors- Attorneys- QofE Firms- Business BrokersJoin TSG on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12317955/ ... see more
S.O.S.- Searchfunder Ops Session: Supply Chain Concerns for SMBs     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with special guest Lisa Anderson, an expert in Manufacturing Strategy and End-to-End Supply Chain Transformation. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions. This session is open to Searchfunder members and interested members of the public. ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: European Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for searcher based in or searching for businesses in Europe. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms by country or language to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the bre ... see more
Self-Funded Searchers MeetUp with Guest Alex Wang     video
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago.Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to the ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Tax Considerations during Due Diligence     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Matt Foreman about the issues that can arise during the due diligence phase of the deal. This session is for education and illustrative purposes. It is not intended to provide legal advice. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessi ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 8     video
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One minute news - November 28th through December 4th Searchfunder's weekly round up of global news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Let us celebrate your accomplishments with you! Searchers, when you launch your search fund, acquire that business or grow your business, please post it on Searchfunder and tag #Searchfunder on social media. Brokers and business sellers, post your deal on Searchfunder for free without a referral fees. Watch Episode 7 here: ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Happy Hour event. In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-own Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community ... see more
Searchfunder Nuts & Bolts: Application Deadline
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Join the inaugural cohort of Searchfunder's Nuts & Bolts program:. This program is designed for searchers who are more than 1 year from their launch date: For more information, please see: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/announcing-the-launch-of-searchfunders-nuts-bolts-program-starting-january ... see more
Virtual Webinar - Search Funds in Canada Latest Trends
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REPLAY: https://vimeo.com/652104819/4f035d46a3Search Funds In Canada: Latest Trends Virtual Seminar Followed By An Authentic Pasta Making Experience Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - Eastern Time 5:20 pm Log On 5:30 pm Seminar6:30 pm Authentic Pasta Making Experience with Chef Roberto Fracchioni - OptionalWe invite you to join us for Stikeman Elliott’s annual Search Funds In Canada: Latest Trends virtual seminar. Hear from our panel of investors and searchers on recent developments and ... see more
Search Fund Coalition: Hidden Risks in Search
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Not All Acquisition Risks Live In Plain Sight. Our goal this month is to explore things other than the usual suspects of EBITDA, Profit Margins, Industry Fragmentation and the like to discuss things to spot while going through your research, due diligence and acquisition. Come hear our experts stories so that we can all learn and take our entrepreneurial games to the next level together.https://sfchiddenrisks1121.splashthat.com/ Free Searcher Ticket / Discount Code: BYLINE1121 / OR / GUARDIA ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 7     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 6 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/744Canada latest trends: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/virtual-seminar-search-funds-in-canada-latest-trends-nov-30-2021Working Capital:AJ Wasserstein: https://yale.app.box.com/s/eof88twpf8fpfwlrnzgndhcwq1kdxo8p Also refer to: * A.J. Wasserstein Emotional Aspects of Search: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/456* Max Lummis ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm     video
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to d ... see more
Searchfunder's One Minute News, ep. 6     video
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One minute news - November 14th through 21stSearchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch episode 5 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/743LINKSHere is What is Searchfunder: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-what-is-searchfundercom. Europe: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/congratulation-to-alex-glasner-on-the-acquisition-of-workpays-by-search-fund-coniston-peak Canada Beta-i: https://www.searchfu ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Building Relationships with Lenders sponsored by Searchfunder's Women of Color in Search:     video
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This session is open to all and is sponsored by our Women of Color in Search group.   ^Ken Alozie‌ will discuss why and how to build relationships with lenders. We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. She shares tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisit ... see more
Searchfunder One Minute News, episode 5     video
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One minute news - November 7th through 13thSearchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 4 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/739NewsGalicia: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/luceiro-capital-creates-the-first-search-fund-with-international-private-capital-based-in-galiciaSage Capital: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/sage-capital-acquires-modulemd-llc Canada: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/virtual-semi ... see more
Denver/Colorado Acquisition Entrepreneurs Social
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Denver ETA Operator Jesse Warlick has kindly offered to host our next gathering at his Archery Games. Opportunity to play games there as well as hang out and catch up. This event is only for ETA community members to motivate thematic discussions and is therefore not open to kids (nor will it be staffed to provide childcare). Email Jesse at jesse@archerygamesdenver.com if you plan to attend so he has a headcount. See you there! ... see more
SMB Meetup!
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Small Business Meetup in Akron, Ohio! eCommerce, Plumbing, Property Management, Real Estate, Podcasting, Manufacturing, Foundries, HoldCos, RollUps, and more! RSVP TODAY -> https://bit.ly/3vTdIt2 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to ... see more
Miami meetup
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Looking to meet up with searchers either in or passing through Miami on the 10th. ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Using BizNexus for Your Search
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member and BizNexus Founder, Adam Ray, about the partnership with Searchfunder and how BIzNexus might benefit your search.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on is ... see more
Self-Funded Searchers MeetUp
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to t ... see more
Why Search Funds Need More Women     video
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A Search Fund panel of women debunk common myths and discuss why more women should know about Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA).About this eventA panel of women from the international Search Fund community, moderated by ^Vani Nadarajah‌, Partner at Newton Equity Partners, will explore the world of Search Funds from the perspective of searchers, CEOs, investors and board members.This event is designed to spread the word about the opportunities for women in Entrepreneurship through Acqu ... see more
One Minute News, Episode 4     video
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One minute news - October 31st through November 6thSearchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 5 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/743Watch Episode 3 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/755Links:Nuts & Bolts: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/announcing-the-launch-of-searchfunders-nuts-bolts-program-starting-januaryItaly healthcare search: https://www.w4health.it/post/the-first-italian- ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
NFT Week Rooftop Fashion Show, Hosted by Bridge Point Capital
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Hey NYC, I'm heading to this free event tonight 11/4/21 with an open bar (sorry for late notice). Hosted by Bridge Point Capital, Event location: 216 E 45th Street NY, NY 10017 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nft-week-rooftop-fashion-show-hosted-by-bridge-point-capital-tickets-201034618957 ID and proof of vax required. Probably not staying for the actual fashion show but will be there for 6-7:30pm. DM or email me dave@conciergepainrelief.com if you want to meet up. -Dave Kittle ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle     video
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Happy Hour event.In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-own Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, pl ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Finding Meaning, Purpose & Fulfillment on Your Search Journey     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with special guest Sherri Lassila, an executive coach and leadership development facilitator, who has worked with hundreds of professionals, including senior leaders in Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies, to accelerate their impact and influence, and grow into their next-level of authentic and inspired leadership. Ms. Lassila has graduate degrees from Stanford in Business Administration and Education. Searchfunder Sessions is an information serie ... see more
Entity Selection: Search Fund Structure and Target Entity Concerns     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member  ^Matt Foreman‌ about considerations in structuring your search fund. This session is for education and is not intended to provide legal advice. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phas ... see more
S.O.S.- Searchfunder Ops Session: Lessons Learned from Implementing a New ERP on Day 1     video
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Most searchers are advised to not make big changes for the first months of ownership. Does a Enterprise Resource Planning system count? In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Alexander Burkhardt, on the lessons learned from implementing a new enterprise resource planning system on the first day of ownership. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to. discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During eac ... see more
Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium 2021 (VETS’21)
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November 2, 2021—November 5, 2021 9:00 AM-5:00 PMVenue DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld 10100 International Drive Orlando, FL 32821The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium is a business development conference created by successful Veteran business owners for Veterans who are looking to enter the Federal marketplace. VETS’21 brings together Federal agencies, contractors and Veterans to discuss ways to take full advantage of the federally mandated contracting for veteran-owned ... see more
One Minute News, Ep. 3     video
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One minute news - October 24th through October 30th Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 4 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/739 Watch Episode 2 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/756 News Australia 1st fund of search funds: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/dorado-closes-australias-first-fund-of-search-funds 2 acquisitions in Spain; https://www.searchfunder.com/post/jorge- ... see more
The Southeast Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference
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The Southeast Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition ConferenceEvent detailsFriday, 29 October 2021 from 4:30PM until 7PM EDT & Saturday, 30 October, 2021 from 8:00AM until 6:00PM EDTThe annual Southeast Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference is hosted by the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Duke Fuqua School of Business. This conference is designed to ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Expert Insights on Acquiring Your Own Business
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Event detailsThursday, October 28, 2021 6 – 7:30 p.m. EDTHave you always dreamt about owning a small business but didn’t want to build one from scratch? For individuals with business skills and a desire to make a meaningful impact, buying and growing an established business can be a safer option than starting a new company around an unproven product or service. Business acquisition is easier than ever before, but you need to know the rules of the game. For this virtual panel discussion, ... see more
UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm with guest Martin King
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.  Our guest will be ^Martin King‌, principal at BOOST&Co to discuss financing options. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.Through our meetups, you can n ... see more
The Real Impact of Supply Chain and Labor Issues on M&A Today
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I’m a panelist in this virtual event on October 27. We will be getting insights from the experts on this environment. To register, contact me or use this link: https://lnkd.in/emC2yrEN I look forward to seeing you. Best regards, Bill (bwiersema@millercooper.com) ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to ... see more
Introduction to Search Funds
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Looking for options to become an entrepreneur? IE Search Fund Club presents how the "Entrepreneurship through Acquisition" business model works. Come and join us on October 26. Register here https://e.cglink.me/2kb/r300059483 ... see more
Introduction to Search Funds - IE Search Fund Club
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Looking for options to become an entrepreneur? IE Search Fund Club presents how the "Entrepreneurship through Acquisition" business model works. Come and join usRegister here https://e.cglink.me/2kb/r300059483 ... see more
Search Fund Coalition: Search Success Through Failure
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Join us this month as we analyze failures for Search & ETA Success There is an old saying, "Knock Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight". Our goal this month is to explore things that have gone wrong during the search, acquisition and operation of businesses in the ETA & SMB World. Our experts have a wealth of experience and have found success, but not without seeing and experiencing significant amounts of failure along the way. Come hear their stories so that we can all learn from past m ... see more
Q&A ― How Pre-LOI Due Diligence Can Crater Deals (Zoom)
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(82 registrations so far.) This is NOT a livestream. Use the link to pre-register for Q&A with Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate. Buying a business? Too many deals fall apart before the LOI / HOT (or upon submission of it) because of the mishandling of the kinds of due diligence that happens early in the communications between buyers, brokers, owners, and sellers. And sometimes lenders. And maybe, thanks to lawyers and accountants.It's more likely you'll buy the right busin ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 2     video
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One minute news - October 17th through October 23rd Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch episode 1 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/757 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Women of Color in Search Happy Hour
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will do our best to select a host and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring your options around entrepreneurship generally or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. ... see more
Uncovering the Truth: How Executive Investigations discover the facts     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^Nona Patronite‌ on what you need to know about executive investigations, the kinds of things they can uncover, and what services to order when.PRESENTATION SLIDES: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:0753d91f-fd05-4c16-92c3-7dcbbbf90d93Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively ... see more
Equity Incentives in an Acquisition
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There are numerous ways an employer can seek to incentivize its workforce and it is important to prepare and plan ahead. Especially if you're considering an acquisition and all that comes with it.  WHEN: Wed., Oct. 20, Noon - 1:00 pm Mountain Time via ZoomJoin Attorney Trevor Crow as he explains the most important aspects of Equity Incentive Plans, including types of incentives, advantages and disadvantages, and things to think about as you create and navigate your offerings, including ... see more
S.O.S.- Searchfunder Ops Session: Lesson Learned after 30 Franchises     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Hiram Moy and his colleague, Dwayne Redmon, owner of over 30 franchises on his experience and lessons learned. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions.This session is open to Searchfunder members and interested members ... see more
What to look for when acquiring a government professional services firm
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For this session, Jordan Carter will be joining to talk about his experience acquiring and operating a professional services company selling to government clients. He's both an operator and a search investor, and I'm excited to dig in with him! Just last year, Jordan purchased Blais & Associates (B&A), full-service grant consulting firm serving local and regional government agencies. While B&A primarily provides consulting services for their clients, they also sell a software so ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. They'll share tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.com The discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include:► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through ... see more
One Minute News, Ep 1     video
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Searchfunder's weekly round up of news concerning search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.Watch Episode 2 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/756 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Greater Vancouver Area Search Fund Social
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Search Fund Networking Event – Greater Vancouver Areahttps://www.meetup.com/vancouver-search-fund-mastermind-group/events/281174852 We are happy to host our first in-person networking event for Search Funds in the Greater Vancouver Area. Looking forward to getting together, meeting other searchers, sharing best practices, storytelling, and bouncing deals around. Details on the event: - Location - Darby's Public House - 2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3Y2 Some Housekeeping Rules: ... see more
Searchfunder Session: 10 Business Buying Traps to Avoid     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member John Martinka on how to avoid the common traps that can turn your dream into a nightmare.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the sea ... see more
Search Funds: What are they and why they may be a Great Option for You
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Event detailsThursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM 11:00 AMJoin ^Jackie Kopcho‌ of Big Branch Capital as she discusses the details of a search fund (also known as ETA, entrepreneurship through acquisition) and why one may be a great career fit for you. In a traditional search fund one or two people raise $300-$500K to fund their search for a business to acquire. The person(s) serves as CEO of the business for 5-10 years with their investors serving as board members. The individual earns a s ... see more
Wine Chat with Newton Campos - EtA spreads around: What’s behind it?
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Event detailsTHU OCT 14 2021 AT 06:30 PM TO 08:00 PM UTC+02:00 INNSiDE BY MELIÃ LUXEMBOURG, 12 Rue Henri M. Schnadt, 2530 Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Hesperange, LuxembourgFace to face eventEntrepreneurship Through Acquisition spreads around: What’s behind it?Although developed in the 1980’s in the US, Entrepreneurship through Acquisition only started reaching international stages by the 2010’s. Canada and Mexico in North America and the UK and Spain in Europe where the frontrunners. For the ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to th ... see more
Become a CEO post-LBS | Discovering the Search Fund Model with WSC & Co
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Event details Wed, Oct 13, 2021 7 PM – 8 PM (GMT+1)Are you looking to become a CEO post-LBS? Let ^Ted Baxa‌ from WSC & Company tell you how to achieve it. Ted will unveil what is the search fund model, why is an attractive career path for those with an entrepreneurial mindset, and what investors are looking for in high-caliber candidates. WSC & Company is one of the most active search fund investment firms in the U.S. and internationally. WSC has backed over 100 search funds and ... see more
Searchfunder Ops Session: Operational Value Creation Post-Acquisition for ETA     video
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In this S.O.S. session, Searchfunder member, Gautam Basu, returns for a discussion of Operational Value Creation Post-Acquisition for entrepreneurship through acquisition. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask questions. This session is open to Searchfunder members and interes ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp - LatAm Searchers
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Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, plus gain tips and tricks to get the most out of your Searchfunder membership.This event is open to the public and interested members of the public ... see more
Search Models w/ Nick Haschka, Search Fund Accelerator & Next Coast Ventures (ETA Club)
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Search Models w/ Nick Haschka, Search Fund Accelerator & Next Coast Ventures (ETA Club) by Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition ClubTue, Oct 12, 2021 12 PM – 1 PM EDTNick Naschka Founder & Co-Owner at Wright Gardner, LLC ^Nick Haschka‌ is an experienced small business owner, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the co-owner at Wright Gardner, LLC, a family-owned business operating horticulture services brands in Northern California. Prior to that, Nick was Chief Commercial Office ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
DC Meetup & Happy Hour
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A few of us will be getting together at Mission in Dupont Circle next Thursday, October 7th at 7:30pm. All are welcome! ... see more
Searchfunder Fall Summit: Women in Search Success Circle
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community. For our October session, we will continue our discussion of A.J. Wasserstein's case note on women launching search funds: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/on-the-nature-of-women-considering-a-search-fund-launch-1In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-o ... see more
Business Investor Conference
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Hey everyone!I decided to open the flood gates to our Business Investor Conference where you can meet other investors and engage as long as you want. (None of those silly two-minute count downs)Every Thursday for the month of October 2021 at 12:00pm Pacific we will be meeting in conference-approved online software. (This is not Zoom)What makes this different is you can connect with other investors and speak as long as you like AND you can easily connect with each other through social media in or ... see more
Searchfunder Fall Summit: How to Find the Perfect Search Partner     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak a panel of Searchfunder members who found the perfect partner for their search.Moderator: ^Greg GeronemusP‌anelists: ^Akara Ambak‌ is the co-founder of The Brevoort Company launched in 2019.   Akara began his career  at Goldman Sachs and subsequently at a large investment firm in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science from MIT and MBA from Stanford GSB. ‌^Ryan Lechner is the Managing Partner of Bonsai Gro ... see more
Searchfunder Fall Summit: Starting a Search Fund Mid-Career: Risky Business?     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with a panel of US & European searchers who embarked on their search fund journeys mid career. Our guests will share the challenges and opportunities of starting a search fund later on in your career as a self-funded or incubator fostered searcher along with solo and partnered search. ^Rania Missoumi‌ is an Entrepreneur through Acquisition at Novastone Capital Advisors. She has over 20 years of experience working with family-owned businesses ... see more
Digital Marketer President Mark de Grasse - The Choreography of Negotiation
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Come join us as we interview Digital MArketer President Mark de Grasse. I met Mark at Traffic & Conversions this year along with Roland Frasier, Ryan Deiss, and others. Mark is an enthusiastic public speaker who is passionate about strengthening teams, fostering leadership programs with laser-like focus, and assisting individuals and small businesses to achieve their goals faster to scale their brand. Mark designs, develops and approves comprehensive, strategic, and low-cost programs for ... see more
Search Fund 101 - Lunch & Learn
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Event DetailsTue, Oct 5, 2021 12 PM – 12:45 PM EDTPrivate Location (rsvp to display)by Startup & Entrepreneurship ClubThis event is open to specific members only.Come join a Lunch & Learn session with ^Ted Baxa‌ from WSC & Company, a private investment firm focused on acquiring businesses through the traditional search fund model.WSC & Company is one of the most active search investors in the country, backing 150+ search funds and search-acquired operating companies across t ... see more
Sharpen Your Search - Q&A with Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate
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(52 registrants.) You’re going to interact with a few of my favorite dealmakers and advisory experts. Advance-register, now, (using the Zoom link) so your questions get priority. We’ll promptly confirm your reservation by email, and then you can reply with your questions or concerns. We'll take questions, too, during the Zoom. Don’t risk losing any of your opportunity. If you’ve been searching for more than a month but haven’t been interacting with at least one business opportunity (ev ... see more
Business in a post pandemic world
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A session for business leaders seeking insights into the global commercial environment post COVID-19.Register here:https://uclagap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xE3i9RdsRMOG9wCxaOUatA ... see more
Business in a post pandemic world
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A session for business leaders seeking insights into the global commercial environment post COVID-19.Register here:https://uclagap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xE3i9RdsRMOG9wCxaOUatA ... see more
NextGen Growth Partners - Intro to Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition
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NextGen Growth Partners - Intro to Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition by Private Equity ClubIntro session about entrepreneurship and the NGP model.Mon, Oct 4, 2021 5 PM – 6:30 PM EDTThis event is open to specific members only. https://cglink.me/2ez/r1216113 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Texas Search Group – Austin TX - Networking Happy Hour – RSVP
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Texas Search Group Hosts Networking Happy Hour in Austin, TX! Texas Search Group will host a networking happy hour on Thursday, 9/30 starting at 5:00pm in Austin, TX. RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/TexasSGATXRSVP Join our LinkedIn group to get notified of our next event – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12317955/ Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the event!  Sponsored by: Symphony Risk Solutions - Insurance Joshua Richman, President jrichman@symphonyrisk.com www.sympho ... see more
Search Fund Happy Hour - Austin, TX 9/30/21
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Texas Search Group – Austin TX - Networking Happy Hour – RSVP Thursday, September 30th, 2021 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden (121 Pickle Rd. Austin, TX 78704) Contact: Jordan Carter at jcarter@searchinvestgroup.com / Robert Graham at rgraham@searchinvestgroup.com / Jonathan Dietz at jonathan@mayborncapital.com Add to your calendar: https://tinyurl.com/texasSGATX Sponsored by: Symphony Risk Solutions - Insurance Joshua Richman, President jrichman ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Dos & Don’ts for Search Funds: a Lawyer's Perspective     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Brian Axelrad to help you avoid common pitfalls in the legal aspects of your search fund. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the se ... see more
Search Fund Coalition Panel: The Mind of a Business Seller
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Understanding the Seller's Perspective Can Make All The Difference! Getting back to work and digging deep into the mind of a seller, we're bringing together a diverse group of perspectives to better understand the Seller's perspective / mindset and what a buyer can do during the process to build a great relationship and successfully close your acquisition. Sign Up Link: https://sfcsellermind.splashthat.com/Get a free searcher ticket using the sponsor code: BYLINE921 // GUARDIAN25 Our panel ... see more
Captives: WHat you need to know for your business
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https://lockton.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=lockton&service=6&rnd=0.22757124421342578&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Flockton.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000005bbe58617ae8c4f4d7c9b0eefb4c7a4d8799918a8c597cb0a080b38cda3a876e0%26siteurl%3Dlockton%26confViewID%3D202903534545445833%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAUjgiAKzZWYOO_-kW5Fdc1d2LpbNmQD99HroXKA8WXEuA2%26 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Middle East & Africa Searchers & Supporters     video
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We're excited to host our first MeetUp focused on search funds in the Middle East & Africa. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout grou ... see more
S.O.S.- Searchfunder Ops Session: A CEO's Lessons Learned in EOS Self-Implementation for a SMB     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^John Rood‌ about his implementation of the EOS (Traction) system as a CEO without the aid of a consultant. He'll discuss his lessons learned, including what he would do differently if he were to do it again. S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network wit ... see more
Pacific Lake Partners - Search Fund Intro Session
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Pacific Lake Partners - Search Fund Intro Session by Private Equity ClubDate: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 Time: 6 PM – 7 PM EDT (GMT-4)This event is open to specific members only. Details The search fund model offers relatively inexperienced, recent MBA graduates with limited capital resources a quick path to owning, managing, and growing a company. Come join us to learn more about the search fund model and Pacific Lake Partners!https://cglink.me/2ez/r1216081 ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Financial Diligence Town Hall with Max Lummis - Part II     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, Searchfunder member, ^Max Lummis‌ will answer your questions on forensic accounting issues related to your search.Please refer back Part 1 here: https://www.searchfunder.com/event/view/413Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phase ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. They'll share tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include:► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Toronto Search Fund Happy Hour - Sept 16
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https://www.meetup.com/Canadian-Search-Fund-Group/events/280493925/Search Fund Networking Event - Toronto & GTA After a great turnout last time, we are happy to host another in-person networking event for Search Funds in the GTA. Looking forward to getting together, meeting other searchers, sharing best practices, storytelling, and bouncing deals around. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. With capacity limits, it's not fair to others if there are no spots and you take one, not ... see more
Women of Color in Search Happy Hour
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This session will begin with any follow-ups to the women in search meetup's discussion exploring A.J. Wasserstein's Case Note: https://yale.box.com/s/ho6knp0wp11c7zpkq0vfjknto0nl8j1cAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will select a host and do our best to announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and alli ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: European Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for searcher based in or searching for businesses in Europe. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms by country or language to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Follo ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Using Interexo for Your Search     video
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Searchfunder recently partnered with Interexo, incorporating Interexo into the Searchfunder DealExchange.In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Vahagen Khodaverdian about the partnership and how you can use Interexo for your search. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder S ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host this MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will do our best to select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to th ... see more
Webinar: What to look for when acquiring a professional services business
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For this session, Nic will be joining to talk about his experience buying and now running a professional services business for over 5 years. Nic Anderson is the CEO of ArcherHall, a digital forensics and e-discovery company based in Sacramento, California. Nic acquired the business in 2015 through self-funded search, and has driven 20%+ annual growth since then. He's seen a ton over the past 5 years -- and I'm excited for all of us to learn from his experience! Registration link:   ... see more
A Conversation with Jessica Markowitz: Insights from a Current Operator     video
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Incoming NGP Searcher Michelle Kime will interview Paragon Legal COO & President Jessica Markowitz on September 14th at 4pm CT. Jessica will be discussing her ETA experience, beginning with her partnered search through Calyx Capital Partners, and onto her current day-to-day as an operator, including how gender has played a role in her experience. Please join us. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/events/insightsfromoperating-aconversa6838167169314906112/Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/845507 ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: LatAm Searchers
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Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search community, plus gain tips and tricks to get the most out of your Searchfunder membership.This event is open to the public and interested members of the public ... see more
CMU Shark Tank 2.0
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Experienced investors and CMU graduates, Ivan & Adam offer advice, feedback and next steps for budding CMU Entrepreneurs. ​You can come watch, or you can apply to pitch your start up at the event here! The last day to apply is September 30th!Link to Join:https://lu.ma/join/g-oJarQ2HhQjcrTJA ... see more
Tepper School of Business - Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Speaker Series: Tim Bovard, CEO of Search Fund Accelerator (for CMU students only)
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Hosted By Graduate Entrepreneurship ClubTepper School of Business - Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Speaker Series: ^Timothy Bovard‌, CEO of Search Fund Accelerator (for CMU students only)Mon, Sep 13, 2021 5 PM – 5:50 PM EDT (GMT-4) This event is open to specific members only. You need to Sign In.https://cglink.me/2c1/r1128367 ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Hits & Misses on Pitching Your Deal to Investors     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^David Slenzak‌ of BroadTree about what you can do to improve your pitch to investors. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the sea ... see more
S.O.S.- Searchfunder Ops Session: Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Multigenerational Workforce     video
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Thinking through compensation structures, recruiting, and how to retain those top employees when you buy a business can be a lot to go through! Join Searchfunder members ^Allison Porter‌ and ^Todd Dorsey‌ for our S.O.S. on Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Multigenerational Workforce and we can dig into the details and share some tips for analyzing and executing retention strategies for employees at every stage. REGISTER IN ADVANCE:: by clicking the link next to Allison's profil ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Women in Search Success Circle
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community. For our September session, where we will discuss A.J. Wasserstein's case note on women launching search funds: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/on-the-nature-of-women-considering-a-search-fund-launch-1In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-ownThrough o ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
End of Summer Networking Happy Hour - Search Fund Coalition August Event
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Date: Tuesday, August 24 at 6:00pmSCHEDULE 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM ET Introduction & Opening Remarks 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM ET Small Group Speed Networking 7:45 PM - 8:00 PM ET Wrap Up Connecting Makes Searching Better We've all made it through an interested summer. As we start buckling down for the Fall, let's come together and haven a drink and laugh together! Come join us ^Andrew Hoffman‌ and meet with fellow searchers and ETA Ecosystem Service Providers, Advocates & Investor ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Q&A - NCA Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Free Q&A Sessions - Thursday, August 19, 2021 For Aspiring CandidatesAre you looking to take the next big step in your career? Join our (^Marine Hamou‌) free question and answer session to find out more about our Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program. Choose a date and register below. We will provide you with log-in details for Zoom via email.http://insights.novastone-ca.com/register-qa/ All our Q&A sessions start at 9am USA PST | 12p ... see more
SFA - Virtual Roundtable - Due Diligence in the Search Fund Space: Pitfalls, Ideas and Improvements
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Please join SFA on Thursday, August 19 at 11:00 AM eastern for the virtual roundtable Due Diligence in the Search Space: Pitfalls, Ideas and Improvements. A panel of key investors (^Larry Dunn‌, ^Rich Kelley‌, ^Jeff Stevens‌, ^Kent Weaver‌ ) will discuss what they look for in due diligence including the factors that may impact whether or not they decide to invest. Details Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Location: Zoom Cost: There is no fee to atte ... see more
Due Diligence Best Practices: Sponsored Black Searcher Network     video
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After a great kickoff with Part 1 of our inaugural series "How to Get Deals Done," we are excited to present Part 2 of the series, "Due Diligence Best Practices." We will have an all-star panel of investors, operators and due diligence experts that can help you navigate the post-LOI to close process whether it be your first acquisition or a tuck-in acquisition for your current company. The date of the panel is August 18th from 6 - 7 pm ET.Confirmed panelists included:- Badge Stone, WSC & ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Cybersecurity & Due Diligence 101     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Michael Condon about cybersecurity concerns when conducting due diligence for a small to medium sized business acquisition. Register in advance for this meeting using the link next to my profile picture. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series for Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. They'll share tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌or email welcome@searchfunder.com The discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with search funds and entrepreneurship through a ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
S.O.S. - Searchfunder Ops Session: It’s All About People: Lessons Learned from the Trenches on How to Hire, Inspire and Develop Talent     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member ^Mark Sinatra‌ on his lessons learned in attracting, inspiring and developing people.Register in advance for this meeting using the link next to my profile picture. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.This session is open to Searchfunder members and interested members of the public.  Our S.O.S., Searchfunder Sessions and Searchfunder MeetUps are offered at no a ... see more
Bay Area Search Fund Gathering
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^Manvendra Saxena‌ ​and I are excited to announce the first in-person Bay Area search fund event since March 2020! ^Joshua Richman‌ of​ Symphony Risk will be sponsoring/hosting the event at Villa Fontaine at 411 Vermont St on August 10th at 5pm. To RSVP, please fill out the following link: https://forms.gle/K75UYeaboVRH5ek77 Looking forward to seeing old and new friends in person in August! All the best, Greg & Manny ... see more
Q&A - NCA Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Free Q&A Sessions - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021For Aspiring CandidatesAre you looking to take the next big step in your career? Join our (^Marine Hamou‌) free question and answer session to find out more about our Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program. Choose a date and register below. We will provide you with log-in details for Zoom via email.http://insights.novastone-ca.com/register-qa/All our Q&A sessions start at 9am USA PST | 12pm USA EST ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
1Y Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Kickoff
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STUDENT ONLY EVENT!1Y Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Kickoff by Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Club (ETA@Kellogg)Wed, Aug 4, 2021 7 PM – 9 PM CDT (GMT-5)Please join ETA@Kellogg for a 1Y ETA kickoff event! The event will include an overview of ETA, a discussion of the resources available at Kellogg and the Zell Fellows program, and most importantly, insights on the 1Y ETA experience on campus and beyond. We plan to host Kellogg faculty and recently-graduated 1Ys who are curr ... see more
Buy a Business. Become a CEO - Exclusive Event for MLT Alumni & Fellows
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Exclusive Event for MLT Alumni & Fellows: Buy a Business. Become a CEO.On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET, MLT will host a virtual panel discussion on Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, “Buy a Business. Become a CEO.” Moderated by Harvard Visiting Executive ^Jim Sharpe‌, the panel will demystify the EtA process, including the search for companies and funders, and what it takes to succeed. Marques Torbert will be among the panelists. How to Register: Alumni can register vi ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Toronto Search Fund Happy Hour
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Register here: https://www.meetup.com/Canadian-Search-Fund-Group/events/279634955/Search Fund Networking Event - Greater Toronto Area We are happy to host the first post-lockdown in-person networking event for Search Funds in the GTA. Looking forward to getting together, meeting other searchers, sharing best practices, storytelling, and bouncing deals around. PLEASE ONLY REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. With capacity limits, it's not fair to others if there are no spots and you take one, no ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Global Intern Happy Hour
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Are you interning with a search fund? Or, exploring the idea of search funds? Join us as we celebrate Summer with our Global Intern Happy Hour hosted by Searchfunder's intern, Louis Levitan‌‌.Participate in fun contests. So, sidle up to Zoom with something to sip and munch on for an hour of fun and networking.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOqgrT4qEtDuiouWUsRyK5xZWcmUMl_A ;;;; Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series ... see more
Doing A Geographically Focused Search     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we will speak with Searchfunder member, ^Scott Holley ‌ on his tips for a geographically focused search. In 2018, we interviewed Scott just after he bought his company about his search & operating his new business: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/my-first-six-months-as-an-operator-searchfunder-interview. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdOqrqDksHN1W7GNjdFwBDQiz2FD4cPSa After registering, you will receive a conf ... see more
THE Summer BIPOC ETA Virtual Mixer
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Are you a BIPOC Searcher, Operator, or Investor? Maybe you're a BIPOC MBA student interested in ETA I’m excited to announce a new social series where we are bridging the BIPOC MBA ETA community with the Black Searcher Network in a quarterly interactive virtual mixer. This isn't your standard Zoom event where you listen to 1 speaker for 45min and maybe get a 10 minute break out room. This is a highly FUN interactive way to step away from work, and network and support fellow BIPOC ETA professio ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Most Asked Lending Questions for Search Funds     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member Bruce Marks about the most asked questions concerning lending for search funds.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsd-yrrzMrE9P9he3j0YW_c6724bCU7zWG ;;;;;;;;;After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are explo ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudumhpj0qGdL_PJ2ohVfshH0R0IjC_6Jy Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you c ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
ETA - Sponsored Search Careers & Networking Session with NCA
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ETA - Sponsored Search Careers & Networking Session with NCAJul 22 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmIn this first of its kind session, we will hear from Novastone Capital Advisors ( ^Elena Trukhina‌ & ^Christian Malek‌) about their sponsored ETA Program followed by Searcher and Investor testimonials; What's more - participants can also leverage networking sessions with the speakers! Novastone Capital Advisors Gmbh (NCA) is a Swiss company (based in Baar, Switzerland), founded by a consortium of Sing ... see more
DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIode6trDMpGtR-3G0HTLQjRXPu8siwlHDWSearchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn ab ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Capital Raising Process Overview for Self Funded Searchers.     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Christian Berger about capital raising.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpdeuurjgjG9cj82n66wB-EzTlGFgluYEc Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases ... see more
Pittsburgh Search Fund Happy Hour
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^Andrew Petnuch‌ and I are excited to host an in-person search fund event in the Steel City! People from across the region (PA, OH, WV, MD, VA, NY) and beyond are encouraged to join us. Join us at Mario's on Walnut St. on Tuesday, July 20th at 6pm.Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/M57om59vpMxW2mRc6 Looking forward to seeing you there, Andrew & Andrés ... see more
S.O.S.-Searchfunder Ops Session: What Did I Just Buy?     video
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In this Searchfunder Ops Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Trevor Boehm about his experiences buying numerous businesses.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodeyspz0qGdd68geFfDkWX0kHLNWQ-q1y S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with other operators and ask ... see more
Get to Know Searchfunder     video
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer and Summer intern Louis Levitan answer all your questions about entrepreneurship through acquisition, search funds, and Searchfunder. They'll share tips on how to get the most out of Searchfunder during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comThe discussion will be driven by your needs/questions -- likely topics include: ► Get started with searc ... see more
Branding & Authenticity in Your Search
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Search Fund Coalition Community - Our July Event is Set for 7/20!! ‌Our (^Andrew Hoffman‌) next panel on Branding & Authenticity in Your Search and Operator is coming up!12:00 PM - 12:10 PM EST -HQ Opening & Networking 12:10 PM -1:15PM EST - Panel Starts Followed By Q&A 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EST - Additional Community Networking Sign Up Below! https://lnkd.in/gWgazcE Our Awesome Panelists Include: Operator ^Danny Fields ‌+ Investor ^Shannon Jones‌ + Searcher ^Alisa Kolodiz ... see more
Search Fund Coalition July Panel: Branding & Authenticity in Your Search
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Search Fund Coalition Community - Our July Event is Set for 7/20!! ‌Our  next panel on Branding & Authenticity in Your Search and Operator is coming up! 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM EST -HQ Opening & Networking 12:10 PM -1:15PM EST - Panel Starts Followed By Q&A 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EST - Additional Community Networking Sign Up Below! https://lnkd.in/gWgazcEOur Awesome Panelists Include: Operator ^Danny Fields ‌+ Investor ^Shannon Jones‌ + Searcher ^Alisa Kolodizner‌, CFP ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
NYC Searcher Happy Hour
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^Will Bressman‌, ^Andrew Hoffman‌ and I are thrilled to announce the first in-person NYC search fund event since the start of the pandemic! The plan is to gather at Madison Square Park (23rd and Madison) on July 15th at 6pm. To RSVP, please fill out the following link:https://forms.gle/ioaG91L1oHLiuspZALooking forward to seeing old and new friends in person in July!All the best,David, Will & Andrew ... see more
Women of Color in Search Happy Hour     video
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will select a host and do our best to announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Register in advance for this meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduuvrDIoHdJTvuDhIjrxZroJKxeQSYq1 Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Webinar: What to look for when acquiring a SaaS business (and selling to services businesses)
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For this session, we'll be talking about our experience buying and running a SaaS business that specifically sells into other business service providers (landscaping, pool maintenance). Not only will we talk about what to look for when acquiring a SaaS business -- but also the ways in which other services companies adopt software/tech to drive greater growth.Areas we’ll cover:- Why this industry is ripe for ETA- What good vs great companies look like- Where to spend the most time during dilige ... see more
The University of Queensland - ETA - MBA Webinar
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition - MBA Webinar14 July, 2021 12:00pm–1:00pm (AEST) Registration: 14 July 2021https://business.uq.edu.au/event/session/10145https://business.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a25fef641fc01519f6043dee6&id=8559c44e4cEntrepreneurship is often equated with startups. But is that all entrepreneurship is? This webinar will introduce you to search funds, an entrepreneurial buyout model enabling hungry, capable, mid-career managers to buy and run an existing bus ... see more
Insights from a Diverse Operator at a PE-Backed Portfolio Company: A Conversation with Linda Barros
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Incoming MBA Candidate Carolina Galdiz will interview ConData Global Chief Operating Officer Linda Barros on July 13th at 5pm CT / 6pm ET. Linda will be sharing insight and advice based on her experiences as a diverse woman in a NGP-backed company. Topics will include how Linda's unique perspective shapes her management approach, how she navigates identity in the workplace, and why ETA is her anticipated next path. Please join us.Zoom available via LinkedIn event: https://www.linkedin.com/events ... see more
LatAm Searchers MeetUp
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In this meetup, our LatAm searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucemppjsvGNwuu0DDHnq5TbPjCCVzsZlt After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIode6trDMpGtR-3G0HTLQjRXPu8siwlHDWSearchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO.Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn ab ... see more
Self-Funded Searchers MeetUp
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We're excited to host the bi-monthly MeetUp for self-funded searchers. For each session. we will select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago.Depending on attendance levels, we will use breakout rooms to create a group size sufficiently small enough for introverts to feel comfortable conversing. Following the breakout groups, we will have report backs to the full ... see more
Search Fund Briefing Session - YMFG Search Fund
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Search Fund briefing session - YMFG Search FundDESCRIPTIONWe would like to introduce a new career called "Searcher" from YMFG Search Fund, which is the first in Japan to realize multiple successions by search funds. (This is the 3rd event.) A search fund is a corporate investment model that was born in the United States and is also called a personal M & A fund. Currently, it is attracting attention as a new form of entrepreneurship. Excellent businessmen and MBA holders can become "manag ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Women in Search Happy Hour: Special Guest Kate Delhagen
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Happy Hour event. Our guest will be Kate Delhagen to discuss issues around seeking out women investors and making the ask. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-urpzwvHtSlYeo5B1TStFyb19ratgxG After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open ... see more
Chicago ETA/ Search Funds Meetup [West Town]
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Thank you to HMB and Brian Axelrad for sponsoring the second monthly Chicago ETA/ Search Funds event! Their sponsorship gives us a safe and private space to meet + light snacks and drinks. We had a great time and turn out for the first event. Thanks to everyone who came. Come stop by for a cold drink and network with your fellow Chicago ETAers. RSVP + VAX is required. Please message me if you have any questions. EVENT SPONSOR: HMB Legal Counsel ... see more
Intellectual Property for Small & Medium Sized Business Entrepreneurs     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we will speak with Searchfunder member Brent Whitlock about common questions that come up in owning a small to medium sized business. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpce-vqj4iGdWHKhiBMZBeFOnT_MUkxUKb S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with ot ... see more
Webinar: “Purchasing a Business: Entity Structure & Strategies”
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Lunch & Learn Webinar (via Zoom): “Purchasing a Business: Entity Structure & Strategies” Wednesday, June 30 Presentation: Noon – 12:45 pm | Q&A 12:45 – 1:00 pm Calling all entrepreneurs looking to buy a business! This in-depth discussion will go beyond a basic review of entity types. Attorney Trevor Crow will analyze the pros and cons of each as well as factors including the business’s growth plan, capitalization, financing strategies, as well as: • Common mis ... see more
How to Close a Search Fund Deal ?
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How to Close a Search Fund Deal ?Breakfast Searchers organized by CCSL Advogados and Ayuela Jiménez.The Breakfast Searchers is a recurrent forum for discussion between searchers and investors of topic of interests for the community promoted by the CCSL Advogados and Ayuela Jimenez Abogados Search Fund Iberian Desk. The virtual roundtable speakers Juergen Rilling, Ricardo Velilla Flores, David J. Jacq, João Diogo Stoffel, Leonardo Elvas de Carvalho and Tiago Neves Paixão will be moderated b ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate e ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Virtual Workshop on 'Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition'
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Registration is open for virtual workshop on 'Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition'From: Virginia Tech Richmond Center Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) is often an overlooked option for today’s entrepreneurs. ETA can serve as a meaningful way to leverage your entrepreneurial spirit and capacity. This virtual workshop — from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 — is taught by Richard Hunt, assistant professor and director of doctoral studies in management in the Department of Manag ... see more
Factors in Lending for Healthcare Businesses     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Linh Phu, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager and her SBA partner, Lindsey Purdy at Columbia Bank on lending in the healthcare sector for searchers. They will give you an overview of "preflight" process and the three distinct types of lending in the sector: SBA, Non-SBA and Practice Finance. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdO6rrjgqHdQu4flv77oPtvJy-HCxPRBq After register ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: LatAm Searchers
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In this meetup, our LatAm searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Register in advance for this meeting:https://bit.ly/3v2TsV8After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to ... see more
Webinar: What to look for when acquiring a home care provider
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For this session, Robert Graham will be joining to talk about his experience buying and running multiple home care providers. We'll be digging deeply into the weeds! More on Robert: he's the CEO of Pillar Health Group, a group of healthcare companies acquired through a self-funded search. He is also an investor in multiple other search/PE deals, and a partner at Search Investment Group. Areas we’ll cover: - Why this industry is ripe for ETA - What good vs great companies look like ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Register in advance for this meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOCtrz4vEtJdNDLbcnCU8LIw5Mj4NG9G Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and al ... see more
Mid-Atlantic ETA MeetUp
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Live in the Mid-Atlantic and interested in search? Are your friends/family tired of you talking about the "Red Book", Think Like an Owner podcast, Searchfunder, SMB twitter, EBIDTA multiples, & more.Now you've found your tribe. Whether you are a traditional searcher, self-funded searcher, investor, or just learning about the ETA space, it's time to connect. Join us on June 23rd in Washington, DC from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.Location: Black Finn, 1620 I Street, NW, Washington, DC Reserved are ... see more
Global Intern Happy Hour
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Are you interning with a search fund? Or, exploring the idea of search funds? Join us as we kick off Summer with our Global Intern Happy Hour hosted by Searchfunder's intern, Louis Levitan‌‌.Participate in fun contests. So, sidle up to Zoom with something to sip and munch on for an hour of fun and networking.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdu6gqDkpHNPi_1ih6BYK_nlTls5HHf-k Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those explor ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Workers Comp & Safety 101     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Todd Dorsey & Cathy Puls on what you need to know about Workers Comp and Safety. Presentation:  https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:097c096b-ecd9-45ad-a884-9cdb222f4e9bSearchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder S ... see more
Getting the Most out of Searchfunder     video
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about Searchfunder and shares tips on how to get the most out of it during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comRegister in advance for this meetinghttps://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOmorzsvGNaxRzhzlvMQ-k-rRqHejnReSearchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the pu ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only) Every Friday at 12:00pm EST Description Weekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Searchfunder Ops Session: You Don't Deserve to be a CEO on Day 1     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Keith Burns about his lesson learned from operating his business and doing numerous follow-on acquisitions.  His insights will help you get off to the right start in operating your newly acquired business.  We'll also discuss his work the Black Searcher Network. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOGtqzgiGtR-FxzU_Z0OqZmhY_uAwURl After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing informatio ... see more
Search Fund Coalition: Search One Year Later
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The Longest, Quickest, Most Exciting Year in Search Yet... What a difference a year makes! The new world is opening up, deal flow is increasing and sellers are re-engaging. The next 12 months will be a mad dash with much uncertainty. We're bringing together multiple perspectives across Searcher / Operator, Investor and Sellers to reflect on the past 12 months and what the next year holds for Search and the ETA Ecosystem.12:00 PM - 12:15 PM EST - HQ Opening & Networking12:15 PM -1:15PM ES ... see more
Using Data Axle for your Search     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with representatives about the using Data Axle for your search. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkce2qqDMvG9X7-XBRUNwD1MqCBOnuZeTI After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for ... see more
Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)
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Event: Military Veteran EtA Mastermind (Military Veterans Only)Every Friday at 12:00pm ESTDescriptionWeekly mastermind(s) for veterans looking to buy small businesses ie EtA/Search Fund. Some in this group are just beginning their search, some deep into the search process, some have already acquired, and some are just looking to invest. We talk about each other's wins, blockers, and helps, along with network shares. The goal of this group is to give us a place to compare notes and motivate ea ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition With HBS Professor Archie Jones
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition With HBS Professor Archie JonesEVENT DETAILS: Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM CENTRAL Virtual: ZoomThe HBS Club of ChicagoOverview and current trends in Entrepreneurship through Acquisitions (ETA) and practical advice for each stage in the process.SPEAKER Archie L. Jones Jr. Investor, Advisor, EducatorAn increasingly popular route to success as a small business owner is through Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) with one of ma ... see more
Special Panel: Lending for Service Contractors, Home Healthcare & Federal Government     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we host a special panel with Searchfunder members Lisa Forrest and Heather Endresen along with vertical leads at Live Oak bank. They'll share their deep industry knowledge to help you close on a great business successfully. Those verticals are: HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Contractors, Home Healthcare Businesses & Federal Government Contracting. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrfu6gqzwiE9G6n-uf7qbLzEHK7-AIhO4e ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOCtrz4vEtJdNDLbcnCU8LIw5Mj4NG9G Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through our meetups, you can network with others in the community and allies, learn ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
It’s Not Just About the Numbers     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Sheila Spangler on common pitfalls and best practices in working with brokers and sellers.Click here for the presentation:  https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:6a1101b7-1f28-49a9-acd4-fc5aaf01b5fbAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested memb ... see more
Search & Acquire - Follow-up FAQ session on Veteran ETA
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Join us for a follow-up FAQ session on Veteran ETA on Tuesday, June 8th hosted by Search & Acquire. We (^Alexander Mears‌ & ^Steve Ressler‌) will discuss the most common questions we get on both the traditional and self-funded search models and open up the discussion to questions from attendees. This session will be hosted on Tuesday, June 8th from 1:00 - 2:30pm EDT. Register below and we'll send you the Zoom link.https://share.hsforms.com/1hn20jjcGQw27rFkztY0Cvw5mbbf ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Women in Search Happy Hour
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Happy Hour event. The proposed topic for this session will be identifying women investors. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-urpzwvHtSlYeo5B1TStFyb19ratgxG In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your- ... see more
Veteran ETA 2021 Symposium
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Live Oak Bank, SBLiftOff and NVSBC are just a few of the proud sponsors of the Veterans ETA 2021 Symposium. ^Alexander Mears‌ ^Michael Mahre‌ ^Patrick Dunagan‌ ^John Hubbard‌ ^Jamie Warlick‌ and ^Lisa Forrest‌ are a few of the speakers/moderators. Topics will include Stories from successful VETERAN ETA searchers and their path to the CEO chair. Also discussed Capital Sources for Veteran Acquisitions: Debt & Equity panel discussion. The goal is to bring awareness of the busine ... see more
Buy like a Poet Not a Quant     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Shannon Jones‌ about the non-quantitative factors to consider to get your acquisition to close.Here is the presentation:. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:660698b1-d20c-4c7f-b961-0307ab74b10c Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Navigating Rapid Growth     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we will discuss with Searchfunder member Jason Tuzinkewich the questions you will want to answer and concepts to explore during the identification and due diligence process of business acquisition to ensure maximum potential of hitting the ground running and putting your investment to work. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYof-qhrTosH9Y_ON60xcCS0ucJR84CPVCJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email contai ... see more
LBS ETA: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference
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First-ever London Business School ETA conference hosting speakers in noted searchers, entrepreneurs, and investors across the globe over five sessions through June 1st (1300-1600 BST) and June 2nd (1300-1500 BST). Sessions as follows: 1. Fundamentals of a Search (June 1st - 1300-1400) 2. Raising a Search Fund and Running a Company (June 1st - 1415-1500) 3. Investor's Perspective on Search (June 1st - 1515-1600) 4. Alternative ETA Strategies (June 2nd - 1300-1400) 5. Life After Search (June ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: UK Searcher Bi-Weekly Brainstorm
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In this meetup, our UK searchers explore and brainstorm on specific topics related to starting a search, deal sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, and more.Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/3tPqd6IAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to a ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Search Fund Conference - 2nd Latin American IPADE
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Search Fund Conference May 28th 2021 (9am-3pm Mexico City Time CST)Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, Search Fund as the meeting point for investors, searchers and sellers with the presence of Relay Investments, Alza Capital Partners and Creel Lawyers 4 Conferences 1 Panel Networking EventThe IPADE Business School Finance Club invites you to participate in the Search Funds event that will be held on Friday, May 28 from 9 am to 3 pm where we will have 4 conferences, a panel and a networking ... see more
INSEAD Global Entrepreneurship Network Event
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Prepare for a fun and effective evening by carefully reading the information below: The IEF team is delighted to welcome you to the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Virtual Networking event on Thursday, 27th of May at 6:30pm CET! WHAT TO EXPECT: This event is for entrepreneurially-minded INSEAD alumni and is focused solely on networking amongst the INSEAD community. There will be opportunities for participants to “host a table” within the event. Table hosting gives attendees the chance to have ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This session may be in German and/or English.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfuqqrzMiGd2q_mF_R2xkhUfOOeryQSEZ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept o ... see more
Chicago ETA Meetup [West Town]
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Meetup page to RSVP - https://www.meetup.com/chicago-eta/events/278326922/ UPDATE - Great news. We now have an official sponsor (HMB Legal) and a new private venue. --------------------EVENT SPONSOR: HMB Legal Counsel Thank you to HMB and Brian Axelrad for sponsoring this first Chicago ETA event! Their sponsorship gives us a safe and private space to meet + light snacks and drinks. Come stop by for a cold drink and network with your fellow Chicago ETAers. RSVP is required. Please messag ... see more
Entrepreneurship Through Acquisitions - With Brian O'connor And Jay Davis
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisitions - With Brian O'connor And Jay Davis DATE & LOCATION Date: 5/26/2021 Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Zoom Webinar Event Description An increasingly popular route to success as a small business owner is through “entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA)”, with one of many “ETA” paths being a “search fund” — buying and running an existing operation. Entrepreneurs sometimes choose to forgo the traditional model of starting a busi ... see more
Insurance 101 for Search Funds     video
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Insurance 101 - sounds riveting! Curious why that board member keeps asking to see if you have D&O insurance? Why your lease or PEO you work with requires you to have insurance? At how many employees do you need workers comp? And why is insurance so expensive? In this Searchfunder Session, we will have a practical conversation with Searchfunder members ^Allison Porter‌ and ^Todd Dorsey‌ around Insurance 101 and what phases of your growth you are needing insurance for the n ... see more
Webinar: What to look for when acquiring an HVAC company
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For this session, Niklas will be joining to talk about his experience buying and running multiple HVAC companies. We'll be digging deep into the weeds! More on Niklas: he's the founder at Siddis Invest, an independent sponsor group that has been involved in 7 lower-middle market private equity deals since 2016 (EBITDA between $0.5-5.0 million). He obtained a minority position in K&S Heating and Air in early 2019, and acquired Lex Air in April 2019 -- both HVAC companies. He knows this ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Searcher Happy Hour - Sponsored by TDV Capital Partners
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Let's grab a beer! Join Jordan Stolper & Mo Lam for a Searcher Happy Hour at the White Horse Tavern.Thanks and looking forward to meeting some new folks.Mo cell 917-513-9319 ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Women of Color in Search Happy Hour
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We're excited to host this monthly meetup for women of color in search. For each session. we will selec a host and do our best to announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All women of color and allies are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduuvrDIoHdJTvuDhIjrxZroJKxeQSYq1 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about ... see more
Novastone Capital Advisors: Q&A Sessions - ETA recruitment in Europe
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FREE Q&A SESSIONS - FOR ASPIRING CANDIDATES Event date : May 20 2021 Are you looking to take the next big step in your career? Join our free question and answer session to find out more about our Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program. Choose a date and register below. We will provide you with log-in details for Zoom via email. With Novastone Capital Advisors ^Marine Hamou‌ & ^Elena Trukhina‌ All our Q&A sessions start at 9am PDT | 12pm EDT | 5pm UK | 6pm CEST. ... see more
S.O.S.: Starting a Fund of Funds with Second Squared     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder members ^Akram Sabbagh‌ and ^Lui Pangiarella‌ of the Australian juggernaut, Second Squared about their launch of a funds of funds. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIofuigrT0rGtOioxXcg-Qob9-7lo8iLeET After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operat ... see more
Texas Search Group – Networking Happy Hour
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RSVP here: https://forms.gle/ShCW4eGGgv6A1f4i6Join Texas-based searchers, operators, investors, and advisors for a networking happy hour at Chelsea Corner in Dallas.Sponsored by:Bruce Marks at First Bank of the Lake – bmarks@firstbanklake.com(https://www.fblake.bank/)Max Lummis at LCS – mlummis@lcsfirm.com (https://www.lcsfirm.com/) Braden Wayne at SWCC – braden@swclaw.com (https://www.swclaw.com/)Search Investment Group – team@searchinvestgroup.com (https://www.searchinvestgroup.co ... see more
Common Misconceptions in Lending with Colin McNulty     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Colin McNulty‌ discusses common questions and misconceptions in bank lending for small to medium sized businesses. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucOirqTIrE9A_fWlfOs6n0ujz_7sweYqO After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested memb ... see more
Kellogg School of Management Event - How I Bought This: Jean-Paul Destarac hosted by Jaison Thomas, sponsored by Zell Fellows
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How I Bought This: ^Jean Paul Destarac‌ hosted by ^Jaison Thomas‌, sponsored by Zell FellowsWed, May 19, 2021 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM CDTThe Zell Fellows Program's Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) track, is hosting a series of episodes of How I Bought This, modeled after the popular podcast, How I Built This. For this session, ETA Track Fellow Jaison Thomas will host Jean-Paul Destarac. Jean-Paul is the current CEO and owner of Capin-Vyborny, a US Customs brokerage and logistics fi ... see more
Stanford LA Search Fund Panel - New Horizons
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Join experienced Stanford searchers, funders & academics as they discuss Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition / Search Funds.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stanford-la-search-fund-panel-new-horizons-tickets-154046448073 ... see more
Streamlining the Cross-Border M&A Process
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ACG Virtual Experience Streamlining the Cross-Border M&A Process Best Practices in Managing the Risk Associated with Compliance, HR and Global Payments May 18, 2021 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDTMergers and acquisitions are never simple. And transactions that involve more than one country add even more complexity to the process. Join us on May 18th, for a virtual event all about streamlining the cross-border M&A process. Learn how to become proficient in solutions for each challenge inhe ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Searchfunder MeetUp: Social & Environmental Impact Brainstorm
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All are invited to explore and brainstorm around having a positive social and environmental  impact as a search fund and small to medium sized business operator. Topics cover may include sourcing, negotiating with sellers, handling brokers, closing the deal, operating the business and more.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcOGhrTgrEtPvSOyYIxfsu0TOfLmETR30After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining ... see more
Searchfunder Panel: Self-Funding vs. Incubator vs. Traditional Model     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder members ^Tiffany Clay‌, ^Jordan Carter‌, ^Greg Geronemus‌, ^Drew Gottenborg‌, and ^Robert Graham‌ about the choice and economics behind the popular search fund popular. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sess ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome. Join Us Here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
TheCO - Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Kickoff
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Join Pathway's multi-week training program for trade industry experts interested in business acquisition- business planning, market research, and 1-on-1 technical assistance will bridge the gap with new buyers to become capital ready and transition business.Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho should enroll? Aspiring mid-career entrepreneurs with business management, trade or industry experience Professionals considering purchasing a Tennessee businessWhat is the Cohort? Overview of b ... see more
DACH Searcher MeetUp
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This session may be in German and/or English.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfuqqrzMiGd2q_mF_R2xkhUfOOeryQSEZ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the search fund concept o ... see more
S.O.S.: Using Traditional Sales Methods for Your Online Business     video
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In this S.O.S. session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Ryan Condie‌, to discuss the benefits of using traditional sales methods for your online business.Click here for the presentation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:645a8728-acd0-4087-aaa6-5a939291e2ccS.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is an information series for current and future business operators to discuss approaches, ideas and operational trends. During each Session, you will have plenty o ... see more
Yale SOM Exchange: The SPAC: A Global Search Fund on Steroids
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[WEBINAR] The SPAC: A Global Search Fund on Steroidsby Yale SOM Alumni CommunityMon, May 10, 2021 12 PM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4) DetailsJoin us for a conversation about special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) moderated by ^A.J. Wasserstein‌, the Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Lecturer in the Practice of Management. He’ll talk with Noah Aptekar ‘16 and Eduardo Marini ’06, who are teaming up to launch a Nasdaq-listed SPAC called IX Acquisition Corp, focused on technology, media, and telecom i ... see more
Webinar this Wed 5/12: What to look for when acquiring a light manufacturing business
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Webinar this week: What to look for when acquiring a light manufacturing business Last week, I shared I was interested in hosting a bi-weekly webinar series where existing operators — past searchers who’ve already acquired a company — would share their experience and dig into the specifics of their industry. I received a lot of positive feedback, and over 50 searchers submitted ideas for industries they like us to dig into. We took the top ones and put together a rough calendar for th ... see more
Special Guest A.J. Wasserstein: Family & Failure - The Emotional Aspects of Search     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with A.J. Wasserstein, who is the Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management. A.J. is the author of cases on entrepreneurship, relevant to search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition. He also was the President of Onesource Water, the third largest bottleless water service business in the U.S. Onesource Water was sold to Water Logic, a UK based strategic acquirer, in 2016.A.J. will speak for approxim ... see more
Novastone Capital Advisors: Q&A Sessions - ETA recruitment in Europe
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FREE Q&A SESSIONS - FOR ASPIRING CANDIDATESEvent date : May 11 2021Are you looking to take the next big step in your career? Join our free question and answer session to find out more about our Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program. Choose a date and register below. We will provide you with log-in details for Zoom via email. With Novastone Capital Advisors^Marine Hamou‌ & ^Elena Trukhina‌.All our Q&A sessions start at 9am PDT | 12pm EDT | 5pm UK | 6pm CEST.http://insights. ... see more
Getting the Most out of Searchfunder     video
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Searchfunder co-founder and COO Karen Spencer answers all your questions about Searchfunder and shares tips on how to get the most out of it during the life of your search and beyond. Feel free to send questions in advance by DM to ^Karen Spencer‌ or email welcome@searchfunder.comRegister in advance for this meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrduCgpjgrHddx8uLvtfYXo46BOy9o4sIZ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the me ... see more
TheCO - Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Kickoff
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Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PMJoin Pathway's multi-week training program for trade industry experts interested in business acquisition- business planning, market research, and 1-on-1 technical assistance will bridge the gap with new buyers to become capital ready and transition business.Who should enroll? Aspiring mid-career entrepreneurs with business management, trade or industry experience Professionals considering purchasing a Tennessee business What is the Cohort? Overview ... see more
Women in Search Happy Hour
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We welcome women and allies in the search fund community for our Happy Hour event.  Our host will be ^Fan Dai‌. In addition to the live stream, please be sure to join our Women in Search group which is open to women and allies. Here is our tip sheet on Groups: https://www.searchfunder.com/post/tip-for-the-week-join-a-group-or-create-your-ownRegister in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-urpzwvHtSlYeo5B1TStFyb19ratgxG After registering, you will r ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Understanding the Unique Challenges BIPOC Searchers Encounter     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member  ^Gabriel Patterson‌ and the CEO of Nealon Consulting Debbie Stojanovic, who have been instrumental in the launch of BETA-I, the Black Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Incubator. BETA-I is the first Canadian and first Black-focused incubator in the search fund world. The discussion will cover: * Systemic negative perceptions* Dealing with sellers* Dealing with investorsRegister in advance for this meeting:https://mit ... see more
Search Funds – Expediting the Path to Becoming an Owner/CEO
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Dallas Chapter Private Equity CFO Series | VIRTUALOpen to all membersMay 5, 2021 | 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM Central TimeSearch Funds – Expediting the Path to Becoming an Owner/CEOLearn about search funds and the search fund ecosystem by hearing from a successful searcher, an investor, and an active searcher. A search fund is an entrepreneurial path undertaken by one or two individuals (the “searchers”) who form an investment vehicle with a small group of aligned investors, some of whom become me ... see more
Going Beyond DCF     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Mike Adhikari about his views on why DCF may be the wrong approach for small business transactions and how to get bey0nd it.Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldeisrDwtEtfnW-REQRQHFd2aINVr_OPl After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested mem ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: Self-Funded Searchers
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We're excited to host the bi-monthly MeetUp for self-funded searchers. Our host will be ^Sam Chase‌.  The discussion will focus on funding strategies and sources. For each session. we will select and announce a specific topic for discussion beforehand. All self-funded searchers are invited -- whether you are just exploring the option or bought your company years ago. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdOuqrjIvG9VTem-mrMmQzO6BicOptW ... see more
Search Funds: Students Intern Panel
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ETA - Student Intern PanelTue, May 4, 2021 8 PM – 9 PM (GMT+1)Hosted By : Private Equity & Venture Capital ClubKnow about ETA and Search Funds from student interns across programmes who've assisted searchers set up the fund and search targets. (Bonus: Most of them are on their way to raise their own search funds!) Fire in your questions as we hear from: ^Justin Watson‌ (MBA'21): • Justin has interned with Simon Webster (an internationally recognized serial search fund investor) an ... see more
Arbitrage from the Venture Capital Investment Model     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Jonathan Lu‌, who co-founded a turnaround fund three years ago that began as a search fund under an alternative thesis: acquiring venture-backed businesses that overspent in pursuit of growth and are left orphaned by their venture investors. Jonathan restructures them to reach profitability at a lower scale than original ambitions.Click here for the presentation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds: ... see more
ETA: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference
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First-ever LBS ETA conference hosting speakers in noted searchers, entrepreneurs, and investors across the globe over five sessions through June 1st (1300-1600 BST) and June 2nd (1300-1500 BST). Sessions as follows: 1. Fundamentals of a Search (June 1st - 1300-1400) 2. Raising a Search Fund and Running a Company (June 1st - 1415-1500) 3. Investor's Perspective on Search (June 1st - 1515-1600) 4. Alternative ETA Strategies (June 2nd - 1300-1400) 5. Life After Search (June 2nd - 1415-1500)Age ... see more
Pathway Lending: Interested in Acquiring a Business in Tennessee - Inaugural ETA Cohort this April and May
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Pathway LendingWe’re inviting mid-career, aspiring entrepreneurs with meaningful business management, trade or industry experience who are interested in acquiring a business in Tennessee to save the date for our inaugural ETA Cohort this April and May! Registration opens in a few days, join us to accelerate your entry into entrepreneurship! theCO https://www.attheco.com/https://www.pathwaylending.org/https://www.linkedin.com/posts/pathwaylending_businessacquisition-buyersjourney-businesso ... see more

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Searchfunder Session: Twists & Turns of Learning to Do Deals     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Dan Tamkin‌ on the Twists & Turns of Learning to Do Deals, including his lessons learned, the emotional ups and downs and the what he looks for in Operators.Click here for the presentation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c4f6535e-ee6a-42ff-a0e5-0a8b9f87f32b Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are explor ... see more
Next Coast Ventures ETA: Technology in Search
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Technology in Search: Next Coast Ventures ETA L&L by Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Club (ETA@Kellogg)Thu, Apr 29, 2021 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM CDT (GMT-5)DetailsNext Coast Ventures ETA will introduce their firm, investment model, and share how entrepreneurs can strategically utilize technology in search and operations. Next Coast Ventures is an Austin-based venture capital and search fund investment firm.http://cglink.me/2dr/r1087690https://kellogg.campusgroups.com/ETAC/rsvp_boot?id=10 ... see more
Search Fund Panel with the Women's Search Network
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Event detailsWed, Apr 28, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDTThis event is open to specific members only.https://usc.zoom.us/j/93361412097?pwd=SXZEUTFDR2NrNEcwdmlFTEZDaUxYUT09https://clubs.marshall.usc.edu/EVMA/rsvp_boot?id=1072964EVMA has partnered with the Women's Search Network, a group of women and allies dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs and CEOs in the search fund ecosystem, to present a panel discussion of the various types of Search Funds. What's the best type of fund for you? We wi ... see more
Search Fund Playbook Q&A
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Search Fund Playbook Q&A for existing and prospective subscribers.When: Wednesday, April 28, 2pm ESTWhere: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82573546394 ... see more
Live Oak Bank: Self-Funded Searcher Office Hours
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Self-Funded Searcher Office Hours April 28, 8:00 am (PST)^Lisa Forrest‌ and ^Heather Endresen‌ ‌will be hosting a standing weekly introductory call for Self-Funded Searchers every Wednesday. The best time to start a lending relationship is before you have a signed LOI. We will be going over our industry verticals, SBA search fund lending parameters and process. It will also be a great way to connect with other like-minded searchers. If you are new to Self-Funded search, this is a great wa ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Managing the Ups & Downs of the EtA World     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with ^Sergio Borasino‌ and Ibrahim Abdel Rahim, partners of Moonbase Capital about managing the ups and downs of search. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lduGurT0iEtHZz0aVDBM25zUxeGPbo6Ik After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public wh ... see more
Searchfunder Searcher Success Story: The Ongoing Dividends of Stubborn Persistence     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Joseph Heieck on his reflection on search and operating for the past 6 years. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the search co ... see more
5 Most Common Deal Negotiation Mistakes
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In this session with Elliott Holland, founder of Guardian Due Diligence, we will discuss the top 5 deal negotiation mistakes searchers make when making offers on deals and trying to get an LOI signed.1) Share too much2) Mis-read the auction3) Mix up issues with price vs. issues with structure4) Under-utilize the visit5) Evergreen offers & getting shoppedRegister here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsf-ihqzsvG9ToywX3oIRciWeQiJ2_7JML ... see more
Best Practices When Dealing with Bankers     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, ^Ken Alozie‌ of Greenwood Capital Advisor.Click here for the presentation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2e01cab6-3ee0-4d87-abe5-072ac688146bSearchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Ses ... see more
Diversity & Inclusion in Private Equity, ETA, and Beyond: A Conversation with Kim Vender Moffat
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A NextGen Growth Partners event: Incoming MBA Candidate Carolina Galdiz will interview Rosa Partners Managing Partner and NGP Advisory Board Member Kim Vender Moffat on April 22nd at 12pm CT. Kim will be sharing insight and advice based on her own experiences in private equity and ETA, as well as address FAQs often asked by women and underrepresented minorities in the space. Please join us.Zoom available via LinkedIn Event: https://www.linkedin.com/events/diversity-inclusioninprivateequ678241180 ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Live Oak Bank: Self-Funded Searcher Office Hours
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Self-Funded Searcher Office HoursApril 21, 8:00 am (PST)^Lisa Forrest‌ and ^Heather Endresen‌ will be hosting a standing weekly introductory call for Self-Funded Searchers every Wednesday. The best time to start a lending relationship is before you have a signed LOI. We will be going over our industry verticals, SBA search fund lending parameters and process. It will also be a great way to connect with other like-minded searchers. If you are new to Self-Funded search, this is a great wa ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
Search Fund Coalition: Leveraging Lender Experiences
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Search Fund Coalition April PanelCome join us Tuesday 4/20 @ 12pm EST to discuss creative financing solutions for the ETA Ecosystem Sign Up Below! https://lnkd.in/gDYndnU Leveraging Lender ExperiencesFeaturing Banking Panel: ^Zach Duprey‌ + ^Lisa Forrest‌ + ^Anthony Rodriguez‌, CFA Our (^Andrew Hoffman‌) community events are not only panels, we have networking to bring you together with other folks doing the same things with a mission to Search, Acquire and Successfully Operat ... see more
Searchers Mastermind Group - Multiple Dates
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About this Event We are a group of professionals actively seeking to acquire great businesses! This is an online forum where searchers, investors, and others network and share ideas, strategies, resources, and more. This is an online mastermind group and all who are in the search fund space or are looking to buy a business are welcome.Join Us Here  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86207650140?pwd=ZllYZzFSeTRGSU1DWHNRZnN2b0dhZz09 ... see more
Searchfunder MeetUp: DACH Searchers
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With this meetup, we focus on networking and discussions surrounding searching in the DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This session may be in German and/or English. Register in advance for this meeting:https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfuqqrzMiGd2q_mF_R2xkhUfOOeryQSEZ ;;;After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Searchfunder MeetUp is a networking and information series for those exploring the s ... see more
Novastone Capital Advisors EtA program Q&A
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Interested in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition? Not sure if you want to do it on your own? Find out more on NCA's EtA program and current recruitment during our Q&A event. Registration through https://www.novastone-ca.com/q-a-session.php to receive the log in details. ... see more
Alternative Models for Launching Startups
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DetailsWednesday, April 14, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT Online eventhttps://www.meetup.com/Cbus-Startup-Community/events/277302847/ Link visible for attendees This month we'll be discussing Alternative Models for Launching Startups. Raising venture capital funding is great. However, entrepreneurship can be incubated and funded in many ways. Here are a few of the alternative models we plan to cover: - Bootstrapping - Revenue-based Financing - SaaS Contract Marketplaces - Searc ... see more
Search Fund Playbook / LiveOak Bank Discussion
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Join us as Heather Endresen and Lisa Forrest from LiveOak Bank, the largest SBA lender in the country, give their thoughts on the Search Fund Playbook and can answer any SBA specific loan questions you may have.When: Wednesday, April 14, 2pm ESTWhere: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82573546394 ... see more
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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About this Event The Polsky Center is pleased to host Raam Jani, Shareholder Vedder Price, for an interactive presentation on the legal side of Entrepreneurship through Acquisition investments and deals. Mr. Jani focuses his practice on private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, investment services and general corporate advisory work. He has experience in a wide range of transactions, business ventures and general corporate matters and has represented a number of well-know ... see more
Why Invest in Search Funds?
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I wanted to invite you (and ask your hep to promote/share) our next activity: a webinar on Search Funds (next Wednesday 14 at 6PM CEST). (its only 1 Euro for INSEADERs). You can see the details and instructions to sign in on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-why-invest-in-search-funds-webinar-networking-event-148310702303 Cheers! ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Operational Due Diligence for EtA Deals     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Gautam Basu about the key issues in conducting due diligence from an operational perspective. Please DM  ^Gautam Basu‌ or email him at gautam.basu@truenorthsearch.io for a copy of the presentation. Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate a ... see more
INSEAD Alumni Association (Poland): How to become an entrepreneur through acquisition
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INSEAD Alumni Association Poland is back with a series of webinars bringing up-to-date analysis and insights from leaders, practitioners, and entrepreneurs. Join us at 6 PM on April 13th for a thought-provoking online conversation on search funds with Andrzej Basiukiewicz and Wojciech Korpal, Co-CEOs of MotionVFX, market leader in the production of templates and plugins for Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro and Co-Founders of Nextline, the first Polish search fund.For more info, please see: http ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Common Hurdles in SBA Search Fund Deals     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Pattie Ehsaei along with Marina Naya on common hurdles searcher face with SBA loan debt.Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire and operate as a CEO. Through Searchfunder Sessions, you can learn about the phases of a search fund, stay up to date on issues and trends in the ... see more
Novastone Capital Advisors' EtA program Q&A
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Interested in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition? Not sure if you want to do it on your own? Find out more on NCA's EtA program and current recruitment during our Q&A event. Registration through https://www.novastone-ca.com/q-a-session.php to receive the log in details. ... see more
Searchfunder Session: Financial Diligence Town Hall with Max Lummis     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member, Max Lummis will answer your questions on forensic accounting issues related to your search.Click here for Max's presentation: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2686da09-3ac5-4ac8-9be5-07dc98356526Searchfunder Sessions is an information series so that Searchfunder members and interested members of the public who are exploring the search fund concept or actively searching for a company to acquire a ... see more
Employment Law 2021: Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement Environment
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This is a great program from some of my employment law colleagues that may help with your new company! See: https://www.williamsmullen.com/events/employment-law-2021-minimizing-risk-new-enforcement-environment ... see more
The Four Seasons of Search with special guest Peter Seligman     video
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In this Searchfunder Session, we speak with Searchfunder member and investor/coach/mentor, Peter Seligman about transitioning in mindset from Searcher to Operator to Director to Investor.Click this link for the presentation:  https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:298c6cae-c444-4e50-aa43-5890a26ea94c ... see more

[Searchfunder.com members only]
ETA DEAL STRUCTURING - Polsky Center and Live Oak Bank Team
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Polsky Center partner and Director of Search Fund and M&A Lending at Live Oak Bank Lisa Forrest leads a workshop on ETA deal structuring.About this Event Join the Polsky Center and Live Oak Bank Team as they walk through a number of real world examples of acquisition deals with extensive discussion on the strategies and techniques used in those deals. The workshop will feature a variety of scenarios and provide opportunities for audience participation and questions.https://polsky.uchicago.e ... see more