Scaling Up Quickly By Creating Value From Acquisitions

Scale Up Your Business Podcast

By Nick Bradley

Scaling Up Quickly By Creating Value From Acquisitions

You may think that your business is at far too early a stage to begin scaling meaningfully. Perhaps you don’t believe that you have the funding to attempt significant growth?  In this week’s show, Nick provides a few strategies designed to circumvent these doubts, and maybe demonstrate that it’s never too soon to scale up your business, by creating value from acquisitions.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Often acquisitions can lead to savings and synergy between the original company and the newly acquired one. Departments can find themselves merged, and customer bases can be shared. This is part of the main reason for acquisitions in the first place, not so much to acquire a second business but to allow synergy between two companies. With many from the Baby Boomer generation about to retire, opportunities are abundant for those looking to acquire businesses, as many of these companies do not have succession plans. If you’re talented at 'turnaround', then you can make way more profit from acquiring a company and reinvigorating it than beginning from scratch. Just because a business owner has lost interest, or the company is running low on momentum, doesn’t mean that it’s a bad business. It just requires a new psychology and toolkit. Distressed businesses can still prove valuable, even though the acquisition of them costs next to nothing. By simply acquiring a company similar to your own, you instantly acquire and access a second customer base. Asset finance and deferred payments to the seller can allow you the opportunity to buy a business without putting up any of your own money.   BEST MOMENTS ‘When we talk about growth and scale from acquisitions, it literally is a game changer’  ‘I’m more of a turnaround-and-scale-up guy than I am a start-up guy’  ‘You can buy a business for no money and they can strategically scale you up very quickly’  ‘That sounds like alchemy, and do you know what? It is!’  ‘That’s what I call creating a capital event’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  Nick’s Twitter Scale Up Your Business Podcast  The Harbour Club Business Buying Accelerator   ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.  I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.  My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global
Scaling Up Quickly By Creating Value From Acquisitions
Scaling Up Quickly By Creating Value From Acquisitions
Scale Up Your Business Podcast