If I bought a clothing company, the changes would be way different than an accounting company.

You can’t copy and paste the same plan to every company.

We had a due diligence checklist of over 200 questions. Much like my 3,000 firm search, most people would call that overkill.

Know what you’re getting yourself into. Know your plan. Make sure it’s super, super specific.

That’s how you keep employees, customers, and the business on its feet even as surprises happen and you get punched in the face.