ACQUIRING BUSINESSES WITH A NON-MBA/FINANCE BACKGROUND?
Hey everyone – I recently joined the community, as I am extremely interested in the acquisition entrepreneur route. I've noticed a large amount of folks here either have an MBA, business or finance background.
I however, do not. My professional background is in marketing, as I've led and managed marketing for a couple FinTech companies in the Bay Area (Robinhood, Chime). Being at these companies early on, I was however exposed to a large portion of the business.
I am curious if there is anyone who has a non-business background, who has successfully acquired a business or started/partnered in a search fund? And if so, how did you leverage your existing skill set, and what are some steps you took to acquire new skills that were vital to your success in search funding/acquiring a business?