Key Points From the Interview
here are many things about acquisition entrepreneurship that I love.
Here are just 3:
You can buy a business where the seller is tired or checked-out or otherwise resting on their laurels, and you can come in as new owner with all your vigor & vision, and in the happiest of cases, just GROW it like crazy.
Another thing I like:
The niche-y, funky, hiding-in-plain-sight nature of so many of these SMBs that you can buy.
How buying a business sets people on a whole new trajectory — one that is often more exciting, more fulfilling, and more financially rewarding than whatever they were doing before.
Today's guest Jason Cline embodies all 3 of these.
Last year, at age 50, Jason, with wife Lynda by his side, stepped off the corporate path he'd been on for over 20 years to buy a flower distribution business in Florida.
I like distribution businesses, and I like flowers, so I was eager to sink my teeth into this one. Hopefully you're eager to hear it.
Here is Jason Cline, owner of Kauai Isle Flowers 👇👇
August Felker is a 2-time successful searcher — first with a traditional search fund; the second time around, he did a self-funded search.
Today August runs Oberle Risk Strategies, an insurance firm with a dedicated practice group for searchers and acquisition entrepreneurs like you.
If you've got a business under LOI, Oberle will provide complimentary due diligence on that business's insurance and benefits program. A great, no-risk way to get to know August & team.
They love helping searchers; they've worked with hundreds. Oberle is a specialty insurance brokerage for searchers, by a former searcher.
Check out the Search Fund Team at Oberle.