This program is for:

  • Your First Venture

    So you want to start your first business. You’ve been bitten by the business bug, and now it’s time to learn, and fast! If you want to build the entire business infrastructure from scratch, then close this tab right now, and go ahead and start pulling out your fingernails. Or better, acquire a business with all the infrastructure already rocking, and begin by doing the fun stuff - scaling up a business that you know actually works, from 6 figures to 7 figures, and beyond.

  • Experienced Entrepreneur

    You’ve already built a business or two (or ten). Maybe they succeeded, or maybe some failed. You know how most of it works, and you want to make sure you maximize your impact with your next project. I’m here to show you how you can take your resources and skillsets and, instead of linearly grinding out growth, generate 10x, exponential growth. The best part? It’s a formula that you can use again and again, stopping the growth only when you feel like it!

  • Business Moguls/Empires

    You’re influential. You have a portfolio of investments and businesses. Your dinner reservation next Tuesday is with your state senator, and after that you’ll throw bags of money out your window as you drive down the street in your hot red lamborghini (ok ok, maybe not that last part - but a guy can dream, right?) I will show you how you can acquire entire channels of distribution, expand into complimentary product lines, and absorb entire databases of customers, so these rising tides lift all your boats - or in this case, yachts :)

Here's The 8 Week Program That Will Change Everything

  • Module 1 - The Acquisition Entrepreneurship Framework for entrepreneurial success

    • How you can acquire a seven figure business for under $100,000 (and how the US government wants to help you do it)

    • How to tap into the $10 trillion in business value that needs to change hands

    • Learn how to eliminate 95% of the risk of starting a business, while keeping all the upside

  • Module 2 - Getting Started With Acquisition Entrepreneurship

    • In this Module, you'll clarify your business vision and set inspiring growth goals, so you can start taking the first steps in AE, beginning with the important pre-planning for acquisition, including...

    • Using the Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey to identify your entrepreneurship style

    • Personal Goals Worksheet, to match your personal goals with your business goals

    • Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory - so you can leverage your unique strengths and personality to build a world-class business.

    • What type of business will help you perform at your highest level? Do you want to focus on optimizing opportunities for turnaround time, an eternally profitable business, or the highest growth? This module will help you pick the perfect approach for you.

    • How to set up a pipeline of whatever opportunities that you want, so you are never in short supply of amazing new potential projects.

  • Module 3 - Profiling Your Perfect Company

    • Learn which companies are a good fit for acquisition entrepreneurship and which ones aren't.

    • How to profile your perfect company

    • Calculating the size of a business that you can afford

    • Create your target statement, which you will use as a little cheat-sheet to help you screen for the best opportunities, based on exactly what you want

    • Also includes - Industry reaction worksheet

  • Module 4 - The Search

    • The search for opportunities - how do you actually go about finding AQ opportunities?

    • How do you know if they are legit? Where are the best places to look?

    • Once you find them, how to do you start screening them down?

    • In this module we break down the exact steps for searching and ultimately building out a pipeline of opportunities, so that you have sustainable “deal flow”.

  • Module 5 - Evaluation and Analysis

    • In this module we explore the key factors to consider in the process of acquiring a business and how to make sure you get the best value.

    • How do you go from 100 great opportunities to the 2-3 BEST ones?

    • The exact steps to assessing the health of a business

    • Asset-based valuation vs. cashflow-based valuation

    • SDE analysis

    • The Unicorn Tool Box

    • We also start exploring how you can finance your acquisition, including funding sources, common sticking points, and even how to “pitch” to banks.

  • Module 6 - The Seller

    • What’s the experience of selling a company like from the seller’s perspective?

    • Why almost all buyers approach sellers in the exact wrong way, and how to use that to your advantage to get ahead of the competition

    • The 6 questions to ask yourself after you first meet with a seller to determine if it’s the right deal

    • In this module, you get the inside scoop so that you can understand exactly what’s on the seller’s mind, how to approach the seller of a company to ensure the deal works in your favor, and even how the process works so that when YOU sell your company, you’re an old pro by then!

  • Module 7 - Acquisition Phase

    • The Acquisition phase, from start to finish, including an overview and examples of these assets:
    - The letter of intent
    - Diligence checklist
    - Asset purchase agreement

    • Acquisition contingencies

    • The 6 steps of emotional negotiations

    • The 5 minute stress test before making an offer

    • The non-owner advantage

    • A breakdown of the incentives and communication channels of all parties involves - buyer, seller, broker, banker, accountant, and lawyer

    • The 3 types of due diligence to make to create triple the certainty

    • This modules thoroughly review the crucial components to buying a business and how to make sure everything goes smoothly, all the way through the final close.

  • Module 8 - Then Build!

    • Once you've acquired the business - now what? Learn the important first steps of growing your new business and maximizing your return on investment, whether that’s through income from the business, or from flipping the business • The 7 step closing process • Acquisition as an exit strategy • This module goes step by step through the process of going from “bought the company” to either “stable cashflow / lifestyle biz” or “built value then sold it” • And once your first acquisition is successful...how can you leverage that into acquiring 10 more….? • Also includes a breakdown of the first 90 days of your new acquisition, and the 3 growth models.

All Case Studies, Experts And Interviews Included In Your Membership


JEFF EVENSON 
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.


KAREN DAVEY
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.



CHARLES MULLENGER
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.




BORIS KATSNELSON
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.



MIKE WILCOX
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.



JOHN BERGLAND
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.




All Case Studies, Experts And Interviews Included In Your Membership



JEFF EVENSON
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.

LEARN WITH JEFF

KAREN DAVEY
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.

LEARN WITH KAREN

CHARLES MULLENGER
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.



BORIS KATSNELSON
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.


 



MIKE WILCOX
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.

 



JOHN BERGLAND
Director of Mommy Connections, provides West Toronto moms & babies with an opportunity to learn, laugh and connect in a meaningful way via classes and special events.



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Walker Deibel

Serial Entrepreneur and Author

Walker Deibel cofounded three startups and has acquired seven companies. He is the founder and Managing Partner of the holding company, Centra, as well as an advisor for online entrepreneurs. He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Declaration of Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Walker is a Certified M&A Advisor and former SEC licensed stock broker. Walker has also produced almost a dozen films and had premieres at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festival. He is the author of Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game, released in fall 2018 by Lioncrest Publishing.
Walker Deibel

Changing the world, one successful business at a time

A successful business is a truly unique vehicle for driving forward everything from industry innovation, to societal change, to positively influencing individual’s lives. We need to look no further than companies like Google, Zappos, Amazon, or the millions of smaller businesses that you may not have ever heard about, but which are game changers nonetheless. You have a vision for the future that you want to create, and your business is your method for delivering it (although never same-date delivery). The major caveat? You cannot drive the change you wish to see if you haven’t slept or paid yourself a salary for the past 5 years. And if after those 5 years, the markets shift, or a couple small variable change, and you go from barely scraping by, to completely out of business, you not only won’t be able to change the world, you might even be so disheartened that you might be scared out of giving entrepreneurship another go! My mission in life, is to help people like yourself fully maximize their entrepreneurial potential, and never have to face those kinds of dark days. Trust me, I’ve been there (with my first startup) and it seriously sucks. So let’s make a covenant with each other. Right here and right now. I commit to bringing you the best content that I possibly can on the topic of acquisition entrepreneurship, and providing to you every tool, resource, tactic, template, strategy,

and form of support that I can to help ensure you are successful, and all you have to do...is commit to using all this valuable material, to the best of your ability! Do we have a deal? If so, I encourage you open a new tab, typing in gmail.com (or the equivalent) and sending me an email at my personal gmail address (buythenbuild at gmail.com) with the following:

Subject: My AE commitment

Body: Dearest Walker,

I commit to completing this course, including watching all the video lessons, and completing all the exercises, by [insert the date which is 2 months from today] so that I can achieve [these life goals] [Add any questions here if you have them as well!] Thank you for your help, Your NAME


When I get your email, I will make a note to follow up with you 1 month from today, to check in on your progress, and then 2 months from today, to make sure that you’ve finished and have not gotten stuck. Here’s to your next successful venture!


What are People Saying?

"Buy Then Build Is a practical guide to cash flow investing, business, or improving financial IQ. I recommend this book to all of our clients."

Garrett Gunderson
NYT Bestselling Author of Killing Sacred Cows and Founder, Wealth Factory



"Looking back 20 years from now, acquisition entrepreneurship will be as normal as going to law school today. In the meantime, it's a huge opportunity to hop on the train before the secret gets out and Walker explains exactly how to do that"

Taylor Pearson
Bestselling author of The End of Jobs



“Walker is the real deal, and he shares his insights for running a successful company from day one.”

Shep Hyken
New York Times bestselling author of The Amazement Revolution

  • 90% of the people who buy businesses have never owned one before.

    In fact, not having previous business biases is actually your greatest strength!

  • 80% of startup businesses fail, and 80% of those that make it fail in the next five years.

    Do the math - that's over a 96% fail rate! Acquisition entrepreneurship is far less risky.

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What can you expect?

The Six Months to CEO online program not only covers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship but it also contains:

  • Bonus Material

    So much more than the book - the online program contains never before seen concepts, tips and techniques that Walker has previously used only with his private clients.

  • Lifetime Access

    You'll be able to take your time and absorb the material, coming back to it again and again as you build your experience in the business acquisition field.

  • Real World Application

    Apply the information immediately with numerous exercises and activities based on real world situations you'll find yourself in while acquiring a business.

Discover the best-kept secrets of acquisition entrepreneurship

While sidestepping the struggles and pitfalls of the startup game.

ENROLL NOW FOR JUST $499

In the Six Months To CEO program you'll learn:

MODULE 1: Introduction to Acquisition Entrepreneurship

Learn what it is, what it isn't and why it's the shortest route to a successful business as an entrepreneur.

MODULE 2: Getting Started

Discover the first steps to take, important pre-work for the acquisition of a company and what to avoid at all costs.

MODULE 3: Profiling Your Perfect Company

Learn which companies are a good fit for acquisition entrepreneurship and which ones aren't.

MODULE 4: The Search

The step by step process for finding the perfect company to acquire for your rise to CEO.

MODULE 5: Evaluation and Analysis

Key factors to consider in the process of acquiring a business and how to make sure you get the best value.

MODULE 6: The Seller

Learn how to approach the seller of a company to ensure the deal works in your favor.

MODULE 7: Acquisition Phase

The crucial components to buying a business and how to make sure everything goes smoothly.

MODULE 8: Then Build

Once you've acquired the business - now what? Learn the important first steps of growing your new business and seeing a return on your investment.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If after going through the program and doing the work, you feel as though you can't be successful with this model then simply return for a full refund.