“Institute for Business Acquisitions”

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At The Institute for Business Acquisitions, we encourage and teach entrepreneurs from beginner through advanced to buy existing businesses that are:

  • Well established
  • Well managed
  • Profitable
  • Require little to no cash out of your pocket
  • Begin generating cash for you on DAY ONE!


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This is “The Bible of Business Acquisitions”. Our 200-page guide covers every intricate detail of our
system from the very beginning basics all the way to the final closing of your deal. Personally written by
our founder, Tom Ellis, this is an absolute “must” if you’re serious about acquiring a profitable company.

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How Much Is A Business Worth?

Determining Value First off - “Different businesses are worth different amounts of money; to different people, at different times, for different reasons”. It is important to remember that the only value that counts is what the business is worth to you. There are many...

Add-Backs. What They Are, and How to Handle Them

If you’ve started looking beyond the surface to purchase a company, it’s HIGHLY likely that you’ve encountered the often mysterious and controversial “add-back” in the seller’s financial statements. So what is an add back and why is it in there? Here’s the best...

Using a Gift as Equity for an SBA Deal

As you know, SBA loans can often be the best way to go in order to finance your business acquisition.  Through SBA financing, you can get deals funded with limited collateral...deals that would often be rejected by banks using traditional financing.  That’s the good...

Small Business Confidence = Time To Buy

Small Businesses are hot….real hot and on the rise in 2018. At the Institute for Business Acquisitions, we feel that there has almost never been a better time to buy a business than right now, and here’s why: CNBC takes a Small Business Confidence poll each quarter,...

3 Tips to Maximizing Seller Financing

In our opinion, at the Institute for Business Acquisitions, seller financing should be an essential part of almost every company acquisition. What is seller financing? Quite simply, it is getting the current business owner (seller) to finance all or a portion of the...

Buying a Business – Where to Start?

If you’ve decided that buying a business is the path that you should take to become a profitable entrepreneur but don’t know quite where to start, this article is for you. Note:  If you need more information about why you should buy a business instead of starting a...


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