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A valuable roadmap for acquiring a small business
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2017
I purchased this book after hearing an HBR IdeaCast interview with professors Ruback and Yudkoff. Their book provides a clear and thorough but concise roadmap to anyone seriously interested in pursuing entrepreneurship through acquisition of a small business. First of all, the book will help you decide whether entrepreneurship is a good match to your personality, experience and professional desires. The remaining chapters walk you through the steps of preparing for and conducting a search and completing the acquisition process.
It's clear to me that the authors have a great combination of knowledge, experience and personal interest in entrepreneurship through acquisition that informed this book and their other articles, interviews and publicly available materials. While I have a professional background in finance and institutional investing, I am currently preparing to search for a business to acquire and am very grateful to have access to the information in this book, which was previously only available to HBS students through Ruback and Yudkoff's class.