Congratulations on your acquisition!

You did it! You may be wondering what to do next on Searchfunder and what resources are available to you.  

Step 1: Update your search fund information.  

Click on my searchfund on the main menu ► located next to your profile picture.

Note: This is also a good opportunity to update your profile to put in your new CEO title.  Won't that be fun?!

Step 2: Join the Operator group

After you've updated your searchfund to include your acquisition, you may request to join our private Operator group. The Operator group is set up as an exclusive group so that you can network, ask questions and share insights with other CEO operators. 

Click on my discussions on the main menu ► located next to your profile picture. Then, scroll to discover groups and search for Operator.

Step 3: Sign up for your own interview with Karen. 

Spending an hour for the interview is an excellent way to give back to the community.  Contact ^Searchfunder member‌ to express your interest today. We can then arrange a convenient day and time once you're settled into your new operating role.

Step 4: Receive congrats and kudos on your success from the Searchfunder community by posting your press release or an announcement. 

 Be sure to tag it under acquisitions.   For help on formatting, see  Tip for the Week: Punch Up Your Posts

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Step 5: Give congrats and kudos for your success by rating your investors and professionals on the deal.

You can rate any investor or professional by clicking to get their full profile. Here is the tip sheet: Reviewing Service Providers and Other Non-searchers. If they are not a searchfunder member, you can also send them your referral link. This will provide a discount to you and them on your monthly subscription fee. Here's how to fund your referral link: Being Good to Your Friends is Good for You.

Step 6: Let us amplify your announcement with #searchfunder

Use #searchfunder on social media when you announce your business acquisition. We'll do our best to amplify your voice. Who knows? Perhaps, your acquisition will make our One Minute News Reel.

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    If so, be sure to post your position on our jobs board located at the top of your screen.

Step 8: Learn from operators and CEOs

Check out books and live streams. You can use the Growing/Scaling and Operating tags to find books reccommended by other acquisition CEOs and investors at this link.

S.O.S.: Searchfunder Ops Sessions is our 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. We seek to offer a session at least once per month. If you don't see a topic in our upcoming events list or in the playbacks, please let us know. We're happy to seek out other operators and experts for a session.

Step 9: Provide deal info to Business Valuation Resources

You'll help other searchers and get 3 months free access to our partner, BVR. . For more info, see

Step 10: Give back by supporting the community financially - with our annual membership

During the course of your search, you're likely to have received substantial benefits through your Searchfunder membership:

  • * Saving time in getting up to speed on search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition, finding meaningful connections, getting your questions answered;
  • * Saving money on key databases to support your search
  • * Finding an internship for yourself or finding interns to help in your search

During your search, your subscription to Searchfunder was heavily discounted. Help support the community that contributed to your acquisition by maintaining your Searchfunder membership and.or advertising your new business.

If you're worried about not having time to post or comment, consider switching to the flat rate annual subscription which provides a substantial discount over the monthly subscription. To make the switch, email us at Besides you'll be hedging against future price increases. When you become an investor in searchers, you'll continue to enjoy the same low rate you have now. Whether you choose the fixed priced annual subscription or the pay as you go monthly option, we appreciate your financial support in maintaining the platform that is the backbone and vibrancy of the community.

  • Whew! 10 steps is a lot.  But, you've already reached a significant milestone -- acquiring and operating your business. If you need any assistance as you operate your business, feel free to reach out to us. We're always looking for ways to help our Operators.

For more information, message  ^Searchfunder member‌ on Searchfunder or email: 

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