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Business Buyer Success-16 Week Webinar & Coaching Program

David Barnett, BBA, CMEA, BFC

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 at 8:00 PM - Friday, 19 December 2014 at 9:00 PM (ADT)

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Satisfaction Guaranteed.

100% of past workshop attendees have indicated on an anonymous feedback form that they would recommend this workshop to anyone who was thinking about buying a business. Almost all of my coaching clients have referred even more clients back to me.

'This course has just saved me from a hundred-thousand dollar mistake!' -Potential Restaurant Chain Buyer.


Watch the YouTube presnetation Here!

 David Barnett Presents:

16 Week Education and Coaching Program:

Business Buyer Success!

Insurance against a costly mistake.




If you're not interested in the risk and unknowns of starting a business, but you know that business ownership is in your future, then this program is for you.

Unfortunately, nearly 90% of first time buyers fail to execute a successful purchase due to mistakes in their process even after a year of looking for a business.

It’s not rocket science, but you do need to know the tricks of the trade. This 16 week education and coaching program is designed for individuals who want to learn how to buy a Main street, lower mid-market business, or a collection of Main street businesses.

This course will help you create your roadmap for finding a business, valuing a business, and executing the transaction. The program combines interactive online seminars, individual tasks and assignments as well as one-on-one coaching.

  • You want to buy a business.
  • You have dreams of being your own boss and running a small business.
  • You own a small business and want to grow through acquisitions.
  • You want to get the most of your relationship with business, brokers and bankers.
  • You want to avoid costly mistakes (This course has already saved past attendees HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in mistakes)
  • You want to learn how to use debt and/or equity to finance acquisitions.
  • You are an employee and are thinking of transitioning into becoming a business owner.
  • You have tried to buy a business and want to improve your technique.
  • You know you need to act to buy a business but just don’t know where to start to achieve results.



How this course can save you money:

  • Avoid over-paying for a business
  • Avoid unprofitable businesses
  • Avoid wasting years of time looking for a good business
  • Avoid unecessary risk by structuring the deal properly

I will teach you how to avoid these and several other
risks when buying a business. 



Course overview:


  • Buying a business vs. starting one.  Why it’s faster, cheaper, and less risky to buy.
  • How do you decide what business is right for you?
  • Why is it necessary to be in business to ‘get ahead?’
  • Understand the motivations of buyers and sellers.
  • How to value a business; as a group, we’ll analyze one of the students’ targets!
  • How does the process differ when initiated by a buyer rather than when a seller puts his business ‘on the market?’
  • How do I find businesses for sale? You will actually identify some businesses and have talks with the sellers during the program.
  • How do I make the best use of intermediaries?  You’ll go meet some and we’ll compare notes as a group.
  • What should I ask sellers at the initial meeting?
  • What about financials?  What do I need to know about small business financials that nobody is willing to talk about?
  • What is the difference between a business, a corporation, and the collection of assets and capital required to create a cash flow?  Why is it important to understand this?
  • How to identify problems within the business and what to do about it.
  • Making offers: what should be in there?  We’ll make an offer on one of your targets before the course is over.
  • How do I finance the purchase of the business? You’ll speak to bankers about one of your targets.
  • Should I buy assets or shares?  What’s the difference?  Why do my advisors and the seller’s advisors disagree?
  • Can I see some examples of actual business deals that you’ve worked on?
  • Who do I need on the team to help me with this?  You’ll go out and build your team with my guidance.
  • What do I need to know about due-diligence?  We’re going to do some of that as well.
  • This is an educational workshop and coaching program, not a sales seminar.  At NO POINT will you be asked to buy anything further.  The only thing I am trying to sell you is this opportunity to learn what is not available in any classroom anywhere.


16 Weeks:

  • 13+ Hours of group webinar presentations.
  • 16+ Hours of individual assignments.
  • 9+ Hours of one-on-one coaching.

Watch the YouTube presnetation Here! 


By the time you complete this program: 

  1. You will have made an offer on a business.
  2. You will have found several prospective targets that match your criteria.
  3. You may know where you’re headed in the next chapter of your entrepreneurial career.


“Together we learn the concepts, you go out and execute on what you’ve learned, I call to review & coach you along to be sure you understand and are doing things correctly, we all report back our experiences to the group in the next webinar.  We do this through 9 cycles of learning over the 16 week program.” -- David Barnett


 Your Presenter & Coach:

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David Barnett, BBA, CMEA

David Barnett is a 1998 graduate of the Williams School of Business and Economics at Bishop’s University, and a graduate of UNBSJ’s Electronic Commerce Management Program.  For the past fifteen years, Mr. Barnett has been building his profile as an expert in the field of small and medium sized enterprises. 

From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Barnett was a major account representative with the Yellow Pages.  This opportunity gave him an insight into the particular challenges of small & medium businesses as he dealt daily with the owners of these companies.  In 2005, Mr. Barnett left the publishing industry to start a small business with a partner.  Their venture was an immediate success.  After opening, operating and building the business, an opportunity to sell presented itself in late 2006. 

From 2005 until 2011, Barnett assembled, managed and then sold a portfolio of investments properties which totaled 10 units at its height.

In 2006, Mr. Barnett began building his professional consulting practice by starting Advantage Liquidity Partners Ltd. ALP Ltd. is a broker of commercial debt solutions for small and medium sized enterprises including commercial mortgages, business loans, factoring facilities, and capital leases.  Working with entrepreneurs to build their companies and/or acquire other firms naturally led to the field of business brokerage.

Mr. Barnett joined Sunbelt Business Brokers in 2008.  Sunbelt is the world’s largest network of business brokers with over 300 offices on six continents. In 2009, after completing training and testing over an 18 month period in both Canada and the U.S., Mr. Barnett was certified in the field of small business acquisition and sales by an international body.  In 2009, Mr. Barnett’s company, ALP Ltd. purchased the Moncton Sunbelt office.  During his tenure as a business broker, Mr. Barnett was directly involved in over 35 business purchase transactions.  In December of 2011, ALP Ltd. sold the Moncton Sunbelt operation to an associate.

In 2010, Mr. Barnett joined the “Partner” On-Call Network LLC and became the first licensed Business Buyer Advocate in New Brunswick.  The POCN system has been refined over a 30 year period to help buyers locate, evaluate and negotiate for the right opportunity.

After completing an extensive training and testing process in 2009, David Barnett has been awarded the CMEA designation (Certified Machinery/ Equipment Appraiser) by the NEBB Institute (  CMEAs are located throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries, and are used by charter banks, BDC, other lending institutions, accountants, lawyers, business buyers/sellers and others to provide needed financial information for a variety of reasons.

David now manages the Maritime region for a global financial institution and pursues his passion of teaching and helping others by delivering exciting and engaging workshops and helping business buyers and sellers with direct coaching.  Other programs include: Workshops on how to buy a business, workshops for commercial bankers on how to understand and protect their institutions in an SME purchase transaction and banker workshops on understanding machinery & equipment lending.

In 2014, Barnett became the author of Invest Local and Credit Card Advantage, two books which are available on Amazon or from Barnett’s blog site which he maintains at


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What others have said:

“On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to say thank you once again for presenting at our conference. The presentation was very well received and relevant to the audience participants. You have great presentation skills and a gift for making the listener a part of the overall experience.  There were not a lot of questions as you had already answered them in your presentation.

Great job and thanks for being a part of the conference.”

David D'Amours 
Manager Lending Services Credit Union Atlantic Central, November 2011


"A fascinating experience! 

David Barnett’s “Business Buyer Secrets” is an absolute must attend event for anyone looking to buy or sell a business! 

David effortlessly shares insightful knowledge amassed from his years of helping business sellers and buyers come together, and he does so with stunning clarity and a personal candor that enlightens the room and captivates those who attend! 

Whether you are a first time business buyer, or the CEO of a corporate enterprise, you cannot afford to miss this entertaining and technically detailed presentation – the fundamental knowledge that you will learn from this event will keep thousands of dollars in your pocket when you are ready to invest or sell!"

Gordon Farrell 
CEO/President at Geeks Unlimited Technical Services Inc. -Jan 22, 2013


"Great session, informative and lots of learning”

January 29, 2013 Workshop Attendee


"Fantastic Session, an excellent investment of time for business buyers & sellers both! I would highly recommend!!”

January 29, 2013 Workshop Attendee


"Great Session, lots of new things to add to my current thinking.”

January 29, 2013 Workshop Attendee


"Came for an education, got one!”

January 29, 2013 Workshop Attendee


"Very Informative! So much great information that I wish I had learned sooner!  But with this I know I can be the business owner I know I want to be!  All individuals interested in buying a business, this course will most definitely lend to their success!  Dave is very approachable & helpful.”

October 20, 2012 Workshop Attendee


"Learned lots of new things, lots to take in.”

October 20, 2012 Workshop Attendee


"Unbelievably -informative -engaging -thorough. Great Class, worth its value 10-fold, Thanks”

June 2, 2012 Workshop Attendee


“Very informative.  Surprised by all the information given. It was well worth it.”

June 2, 2012 Workshop Attendee


“Thanks a lot.  I learned more than I anticipated!”

June 2, 2012 Workshop Attendee


“Thank you for a great session!  Enjoyed the day.”

June 2, 2012 Workshop Attendee


“Thanks Dave, it was definitely a day well spent!”

-Pierre, June 2, 2012 Workshop Attendee


 “David C Barnett,
 Thank you for the opportunity of sharing your knowledge and expertise about Purchasing and  Buying  an Existing Business with us today. It was insightful and very significant what we've learned from you. By far you went beyond for the presentations and illustrations you did for us to make sure we understood the delivery of each topic. It was very effective and most educational. We appreciate your time with us.

-Ailen, June 11, 2014 New Immigrant Workshop Attendee



  Don't make the mistake of buying a business without arming yourself with the information provided during this course.  David has helped dozens of people successfully buy a business while limiting their risk and getting a great price.  He's also helped hundreds of people save their money by not doing the deal they were contemplating.


Any Questions? Call David (506) 381-8416

 Watch the YouTube presnetation Here!


 Additional Details:


Space limited to 6 people or married couples: Because our classes are highly interactive and social in nature, there is a limit of 6 individuals or married couples. Reserve your spot before it sells out. Enrollment open to residents of Canada & USA.

Satisfaction Guarantee: I am committed to bringing you value. If you go through the class, complete all homework assignments and excercises and don’t feel you received a great value, I will gladly offer you a full refund.  I am proud to say that nobody has ever asked for a refund for any of my events or workshops.

Times: Group webinars will be scheduled at a time that works for everyone.  One-on-one sessions will be scheduled with each attendee individually.  

Class Locations: The group sessions are held via gotomeeting and can be accessed with PC, tablet and some smartphones.

Private Presentations:  Please contact for details.


Have questions about Business Buyer Success-16 Week Webinar & Coaching Program? Contact David Barnett, BBA, CMEA, BFC


Tuesday, 2 September 2014 at 8:00 PM - Friday, 19 December 2014 at 9:00 PM (ADT)

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David Barnett, BBA, CMEA, BFC

David Barnett has been offering educational and interactive workshops which capitalize on his education and 'in the trenches' experience since 2008.  Barnett has helped to arrange financing for hundreds of small and medium sized enterprises and has brokered the sale of several dozen.  

Barnett sold his business brokerage in 2011 and continues to work globally with businesspeople to buy, sell, plan and finance companies privately.

He is the author of Best-Seller Invest Local: A guide to superior investment returns in your own community, Credit Card Advantage: Understand the costs and benefits to your business and Best-Seller Franchise Warnings: What you really need to know before you buy.  All three titles are available on Amazon or from Barnett's Blog Site:

Barnett's newest release; How To Sell My Own Business: A guide to selling your own business privately and not pay a broker's commission became an Amazon Best-Seller within a week of it's release.



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