Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Business Purchasing & Buying. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Exit Rich: The 6 P Method to Sell Your Business for Huge Profit
Too many entrepreneurs push off planning for the sale of their business until the last moment. But for a business to sell for what it's really worth ― or even more ― owners need to prepare for the sale from the very start. In Exit Rich , author and mergers and acquisitions authority Michelle Seiler Tucker joins forces with Sharon Lechter, finance expert and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad , to create a must-have guide for all business owners ― whether they're gearing up to sell a business now or just getting started building out their company into something to sell for a profit in the future. Seiler Tucker's twofold approach to selling your business for maximum profit combines two of the most powerful elements of her mergers and acquisitions toolkit: the ''ST GPS Exit Model'' to help business owners set goals for the sale before their business hit the market, and the ''6 P Method'' to help them objectively evaluate their business's worth, before their potential buyers do. Combined, these tools provide invaluable insight into the process of preparing a business for sale, finding the right buyers, and staging the sale itself. Throughout the book, Sharon Lechter's wisdom peppers each chapter in the ''Mentoring Corner'' section, providing forward-thinking entrepreneurs with the perspective that they need to take control of their business's future and exit rich. This book is a rich resource for any business owner looking to: Objectively evaluate their business before a sale Improve their chances of finding the right buyer Sell their business for maximum profit
- Author: Michelle Seiler Tucker
- Publisher: An Inc. Original (June 22, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1732510289
- Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
2. Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game
Entrepreneurs have a problem: startups. Almost all startups either fail or never truly reach a sustainable size. Despite the popularity of entrepreneurship, we haven’t engineered a better way to start. …Until now.What if you could skip the startup phase and generate profitable revenue on day one?In Buy Then Build, acquisition entrepreneur Walker Deibel shows you how to begin with a sustainable, profitable company and grow from there. You’ll learn how to: ● Buy an existing company rather than starting from scratch● Use ownership as a path to financial independence● Spend a fraction of the time raising capital● Find great brokers, generate your own “deal flow,” and see new listings early● Uncover the best opportunities and biggest risks of any company● Navigate the acquisition process● Become a successful acquisition entrepreneur● And moreBuy Then Build is your guide to outsmart the startup game, live the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and reap the financial rewards of ownership now.
- Author: Walker Deibel
- Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing (October 20, 2018)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1544501130
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.78 x 8.5 inches
3. Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint To Quitting Your Job With Real Estate - Even Without Experience Or Cash
“Michael has written a must-read book for anyone who wants to quit their job with real estate investing. Read this book, and learn from one of the best…” -Ken McElroy, Principal of the MC Companies, Best-Selling Author of “The ABCs of Real Estate Investing”, International Speaker and Real Estate Advisor to Robert Kiyosaki. Discover the (surprising) secret to lifelong financial freedom with real estate investing Real estate has always been a powerful tool for investing, and many people believe that a single-family home investment strategy will help them achieve their goals. However, the true path to financial freedom using real estate is found in apartment buildings. Real estate investing expert and author Michael Blank learned that once investors did their first deal, the curious “Law of the First Deal” led to the second and third deals in rapid succession. Most were able to quit their jobs within 3-5 years of getting started. Of course, when most people hear "apartment buildings" they immediately assume they need years of investing experience and money saved up to be able get into the game. This simply isn't true. Michael has compiled the results of his research into his new book, Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint to Quitting Your Job with Real Estate – Even without Experience or Cash. He's outlined the “Financial Freedom Blueprint” that guides you through your first multifamily deal, even if you have no prior experience or your own cash. In this book, you'll learn the secrets of being a successful apartment building investor, including: How to raise all the money you need to do your first deal. How to get your offers accepted even if you’re new to the game and don’t have proof of funds. How to analyze deals and make offers in as little as ten minutes. The #1 way to find the best deals. Apartment building investing is the only true way to achieve financial freedom with real estate. And the best part? You can get started today, even if you don’t have prior experience or your own cash. You just need to follow the Financial Freedom Blueprint. Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing is your guide to the world of apartment building investing. By the end, you’ll have all the information you need to do your first apartment building investment within the next 3-12 months – placing you just a few deals away from permanent financial freedom. Take that first step today! Scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button.
- Author: Michael Blank
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 16, 2018)
- Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
- ISBN: 978-1986532365
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
4. The Tech Contracts Handbook: Software Licenses, Cloud Computing Agreements, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Now updated and expanded, this simple reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Written in a clear, plain-English style, this bestselling handbook is a complete resource for lawyers, contract managers, procurement officers, and other businesspeople --anyone responsible for getting IT deals done. It's by David W. Tollen, one of the industry's leading authorities on technology contracts. The Handbook provides guidance on the business issues behind the terms, as well as negotiation tips and sample contract language. And it covers all the key topics in technology contracts. This third edition gives readers new and expanded best practices for data: for terms on privacy, data security, and control of data--some of the key concerns in IT contracts today. The third edition also takes a closer look at several other terms. But it retains the simplicity and brevity that made The Tech Contracts Handbook a bestseller. Topics include : Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other cloud subscriptions Indemnities Limits of liability Service level agreements (SLAs) and warranties Open source software On-premise software distribution contracts Technology escrow and SaaS step-in terms SaaS transition and deconversion Intellectual property licenses Internet and e-commerce And much more You won't find a more accessible, useful resource on IT contracts.
- Author: David W. Tollen
- Publisher: American Bar Association; Third edition (May 25, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
- ISBN: 978-1641058537
- Dimensions: 6.07 x 0.85 x 8.93 inches
5. Let's Get Real or Let's Not Play: Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship
The new way to transform a sales culture with clarity, authenticity, and emotional intelligence . Too often, the sales process is all about fear. Customers are afraid that they will be talked into making a mistake; salespeople dread being unable to close the deal and make their quotas. No one is happy. Mahan Khalsa and Randy Illig offer a better way. Salespeople, they argue, do best when they focus 100 percent on helping clients succeed. When customers are successful, both buyer and seller win. When they aren't, both lose. It's no longer sufficient to get clients to buy; a salesperson must also help the client reduce costs, increase revenues, and improve productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction. This book shares the unique FranklinCovey Sales Performance Group methodology that will help readers: · Start new business from scratch in a way both salespeople and clients can feel good about · Ask hard questions in a soft way · Close the deal by opening mindsClose the deal by opening minds
- Author: Mahan Khalsa
- Publisher: Portfolio; Revised, Expanded ed. edition (October 30, 2008)
- Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
- ISBN: 978-1591842262
- Dimensions: 6.36 x 1 x 9.52 inches
6. Finding and Funding Great Deals: The Hands-On Guide to Acquiring Real Estate in Any Market
Learning to find great deals is one of the hardest aspects of becoming a successful real estate investor. In Finding and Funding Great Deals , seasoned real estate agent and investor Anson Young guides you through his tried and true methods for finding deals in any market. Inside this audiobook he outlines his own methods, as well as other techniques to help new and seasoned investors alike, improve their real estate business. This is not a magic pill that will turn you in to a successful investor overnight, instead this is a practical guide to several approaches to use in each step of your real estate deal finding journey. Hard work required (but not included with the purchase of this audiobook). Inside, you will learn: Marketing methods Several analysis techniques Funding approaches How to help others through pain points Negotiation techniques How to build your business so you can do it all over again.
- Author: Anson Young
- Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure, Purchasing & Buying
7. Dirt Cheap Real Estate: The Ultimate 5 Step System for a Broke Beginner to get INSANE ROI by Flipping and Investing in Vacant Land Build your Passive Income with No Money Down
START BUILDING YOUR REAL ESTATE EMPIRE WITH NO MONEY DOWN, EVEN IN 2021 Are you interested in generating passive income through Real Estate Invesing , but feel uncomfortable gambling your child's college fund on a single house? Have you heard one too many stories about nightmare tenants who call anytime of the day or night and will destroy your rental on the way out? Beaux Blast's Dirt Cheap Real Estate shows you that raw land investing is the answer. This Real Estate Investing Book proves that land investers enjoy the same returns as residential investing for less risk, less money, AND less work . Dirt Cheap Real Estate Is Perfect For: Real estate investing novices eager to learn the ropes of Real Estate 101 Those interested in real estate investing and looking for fresh insights Veteran investors looking to diversify their portfolios with more passive investments What’s Inside Dirt Cheap Real Estate: How to succeed, especially if you've never invested before Fool-proof formula to investing anywhere in the United States Proven negotiation strategies that will send your ROI skyrocketing Maximize your money, no matter your budget The best places to find undervalued land you can quickly turn for a profit Dirt Cheap Real Estate Offers Invaluable Insider Knowledge On: How to spend your money wisely by avoiding unnecessary costs The 4 best strategies for generating positive returns immediately, and how to apply them Step-by-step instructions to closing a deal successfully, even if you’ve never invested in real estate before In just a few hours, Beaux will show you how to think and grow rich from one of the most pandemic-proof markets out there in even the most uncertain times. Click on BUY NOW and get your hands on Dirt Cheap Real Estate - all the know-how you need to get into real estate investing and strike gold!
- Author: Beaux Blast
- Publisher: Independently published (June 23, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Economics
- ISBN: 979-8656105149
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.36 x 8 inches
8. The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top
Freedom. It's the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want. It's the ultimate reward of selling your business. But selling a company can be confusing, and one wrong step can easily cost you dearly. The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top is the last in a trilogy of books by author John Warrillow on building value. The first, Built to Sell, encouraged small business owners to begin thinking about their business as more than just a job. The Automatic Customer tagged recurring revenue as the core element in a valuable company and provided a blueprint for transforming almost any business into one with an ongoing annuity stream. Warrillow completes the set with The Art of Selling Your Business. This essential guide to monetizing a business is based on interviews the author conducted on his podcast, Built to Sell Radio, with hundreds of successfully cashed-out founders. What's the secret for harvesting the value you've created when it's time to sell? The Art of Selling Your Business answers important questions facing any founder, including— • What's your business worth? • When's the best time to sell? • How do you create a bidding war? • How can you position your company to maximize its attractiveness? • Who will pay the most for your business? • What’s the secret for punching above your weight in a negotiation to sell your company? The Art of Selling Your Business provides a sleeves-rolled-up action plan for selling your business at a premium by an author with consummate credibility.
- Author: John Warrillow
- Publisher: An Inc Original (January 12, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1733478151
- Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches
9. Here's The Deal: Everything You Wish a Lawyer Would Tell You About Buying a Small Business
A business lawyer teaches you about the process of buying a small business. Learn about what happens before, during, and after the closing of the deal. Learn what typical purchase agreement provisions mean. Educating yourself about the process, what to expect, and how to resolve common issues can help reduce stress, save time, and save on legal fees.
- Author: Joel Ankney
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (January 30, 2017)
- Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
- ISBN: 978-1539850816
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
10. The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics for a Fiercely Competitive World
When CEOs think about the supply chain, it's usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook - and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers' hands faster. The rest is history. Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others thrive. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara's highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe. The success of TJX, Amazon, Starbucks, and Airbus, is fueled by supply chain and sourcing. Showcasing real solutions, The Supply Chain Revolution will: Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue Make alliances more successful Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain Boost retail success by managing store investment Drive excellence Technology is disrupting business models. Strategies must change. The Supply Chain Revolution flips conventional thinking and offers a powerful way for companies to compete in challenging times.
- Author: Suman Sarkar
- Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership, Production & Operations