Buy a business with a pro by your side

Business ownership is the best way to build wealth, and buying a business is the fastest way to get there.

If you're ready to amp up your cash flow, build out new streams of revenue, and free yourself from the constraints of working for someone else, listen up. You can take real, concrete steps today to become a business owner. 

Even if you don't have an idea for a business. 

Even if you don't have an enormous windfall of cash to invest. 

We're here to help. Let's get started.

 

Mark from Owner Actions

So how can we help you?

We'll help you plan your course, getting financially prepped, and dive deeply into businesses that suit your specific criteria. Here's what we offer:

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A full partnership for buying a business

Want to buy a business with us? We work alongside owners to find, vet, buy, and run profitable businesses throughout the United States, taking a small equity stake in the company (usually 5-15%). Through this program, we'll be with you every step of the way, providing you with our time, resources, and knowledge.

Let's talk and see if we can team up.

 

 

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Business search services

Need a coach to help you find businesses within your area, industry, or budget? No problem. Fill out our form, and we'll set you up with a search. Then, we'll sort through hundreds of listings we find on sell sites and social groups and through our personal network and ping you when we see something worth looking into.

Check out this service, now available at $50/month.

 

 

 

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Business listing reviews

Want to dive deeper into one of the listings? We'll take you through the numbers, coach you through the questions you should ask, and even sign the NDA with you to take a deep dive into the ins-and-outs of the business you're considering. We'll even connect you with an accountant and a small business attorney to take on the due diligence that's needed to make a smart investment.

Access our pro review service at $500 for the first listing and $250 for each one after. 

 

 

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Connections to lenders

What about loan options? We can help here, too. We don't want to see your savings accounts or get your log-ins. Just hit us up with your credit score, max down payment, and target funding amount. We'll make the calls to some of our favorite small business lenders. 

This service is free, because you're a reader. You got this far down the page, and we like you for it.

 

 

A quick and simple financial workup

Want help figuring out how much of a business you can afford to buy? Try our free calculator. This tool can help you see, at a glance, the down payment you can put together and the total purchase price it would enable you to afford with an SBA loan.

 

 

Owner Actions step-by-step guide

A full, step-by-step guide to buying a business

Check out this free, step-by-step guide to building a business. Answer a few questions, and we'll customize it to match your specific goals.

 

 

Buying a business is one of the most sought-out paths to ownership, but it's also one that owners have the most questions about. We're heer to provide real, expert answers and guidance through every step of the process.
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Who's this guy, anyway?

That's Mark, one of the co-founders of Owner Actions. He's owned and co-owned multiple small businesses across industries, managed the investment portfolios of ultra-high net worth clients, and counseled owners through the buying, scaling, and selling processes. As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with nearly two decades of experience in investments, small business strategy, and financial planning, Mark is the industry's go-to for analyzing business investments.

Questions we're often asked:

It can be a lot more affordable to buy a business than you might think. Provided you can cover at least 5% of the purchase price of a business, you could explore business loans, seller financing, and investor financing, and other options to make up the difference.

You may be at an advantage. If you're open-minded about the type of business you want to purchase, you can explore more options and choose the ones that are the best use of your time and capital.

Recommendations, no. But we will help you find businesses that seem to be the best opportunities, given your search criteria.

Any business can fail. Economic factors change, consumer preferences changes, and performance slips are some of the many reasons a business that appears to be profitable today can fail to live up to your expectations. Thorough due diligence should help you spot many of the risks a business is up against so you can form plans for how to mitigate them or move on to other options.

Want to learn more about buying a business before diving in? Check out these articles:

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