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Buy a Successful Business this Year!- Toronto Sunday March 8, 2020

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Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga

6090 Dixie Rd

Mississauga, ON L5T 1A6


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Satisfaction Guaranteed.

100% of past attendees since 2009 have indicated on an anonymous feedback form that they would recommend taking this workshop to anyone who was thinking about buying a business.

3-time Amazon best-selling author and international speaker David Barnett Presents: Buy a Successful Business This Year. An afternoon 'How-To' to show you the ins and outs of the complex process of finding, analyzing, making offers and financing business acquisitions.

"If anyone is thinking about buying a business or even selling a business, they should seriously take this course. This course saved me from making a $50,000 mistake. Best money I ever spent on a course." --Rick Nicholson, Moncton, NB


Ever wonder how business empires have been built from buying a small business and then growing through acquisitions? You can do it too! 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 workshop 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. This is a seminar style course with in-class interaction.

This workshop is for you if:

  • 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 may save you HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in mistakes, even Millions.$$$)

  • 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 are a lawyer or accountant interested in getting a better understanding of the entire process so you can better serve your clients.

  • You want an overview of valuation techniques used in investment decisions.


  • 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.

  • An introduction on how businesses are valued.

  • 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?

  • How do I make the best use of intermediaries?

  • 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?

  • How do I finance the purchase of the business?

  • 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?

  • Who do I need on the team to help me with this?

This information-packed day will be hosted by David C Barnett, BBA, BFC, CMEA.

Barnett has been working with small business owners for over 20 years and dealing with business transactions since 2008. He's brokered the sale of over 35 companies in 36 months while he was the owner of a Sunbelt Business Brokers franchise and has worked on hundreds of files since becoming a private transaction advisor.

Today he is also a pioneer in business transaction education as he maintains a YouTube channel with hundreds of videos on the topics of buying, selling, financing and managing small businesses.

Barnett is an Amazon best-selling author with Invest Local: A guide to superior investment returns in your own community. Other titles include 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.

His March 2016 book; How to Sell My Own Business: A Guide to selling your own business privately and not pay a broker's commission was also an immediate success and became an Amazon Best-Seller in the Entrepreneurship category.

Titles are available from Amazon.ca in paperback (4), kindle and audio formats.

View David's full biography.

David's blog can be found here: www.DavidCBarnett.com

Watch David's YouTube Playlist on buying businesses here: Watch YouTube Playlist

An expanded online version of this workshop with tutorials and excercises is available if you would prefer to learn on your own schedule: www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com

Stay informed of upcomming events and valuable business buyer information. Join David's weekly e-mail list.

Comments from past attendees:

“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

"A fascinating experience!

David Barnett’s workshop 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.

"Great session, informative and lots of learning”

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

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

"Came for an education, got one!”

"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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Space is limited: Reserve your spot before it sells out.

Satisfaction Guarantee: Students who are not satisfied with the event will be issued a full refund. (I've had this policy since 2009 and to date nobody has asked.)

Times: Please arrive early as we start exactly on time.

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