ure, there are a lot MBAs and people with finance backgrounds who buy businesses.

But regular listeners of Acquiring Minds know that buyers come from every background.

Today's guest Nathan Gregory hails from the music industry, having worked with artists like Guns 'n Roses, Dua Lipa, Green Day.

We spend quite a bit of time on Nathan's path to buying a business, which was a winding one. (Maybe like yours?)

Listen for a key moment in his journey, when he had been searching for a home services business to buy.

As you know, home services like HVAC, plumbing, pest control have been popular targets among business buyers.

But this direction wasn't working for Nathan & his partner.

They pivoted, and found a business that made more sense for them & their basket of skills.

Autobody News team
Nathan & the Autobody News team

So this is also a story about business-buyer fit.

If at all possible — which it often isn't — but leveraging your existing skill set can be an unlock to finding a business to buy, then having success with it as its owner-operator.

Please enjoy this interview with Nathan Gregory, owner of the 42-year-old trade magazine, Autobody News.