FROM ZERO IDEA TO
7-FIGURE ACQUISITION

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  • A Step-By-Step Program Walking You Through How to Create Wealth Via Buying a 7-Figure Business & Be Well-Positioned to Buy Many More Thereafter (BASED ON HOW I BOUGHT A 7-FIGURE BUSINESS IN 8 MONHTS WITH NO M&A OR EXECUTIVE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE & everything else I know)
  • Tax Deductible Once You Legally Form Your Company
  • Free Bonus: Monthly Zoom Calls with Jason and Other Members. [This is a free bonus and is not guaranteed. Jason can remove you from this group of zoom call members for any reason without a refund. Jason intends to do monthly calls for many years into the future and all members are welcomed to join in on the call each month - From Jason's legal representation.]
  • Jason's Vault of Calls with Other Entrepreneurs
  • Free Bonus: We Are Continuing to Upload New Best Practices and Content As Jason and His Students Buy More Companies.
  • Free Bonus: Access to Members-Only FB Group with Jason and Other Entrepreneurs

Bottom Line: This is the Only Program You'll Ever Need on Buying Businesses.

FROM ZERO IDEA TO 7-FIGURE ACQUISITION

  • A Step-By-Step Program Walking You Through How to Create Wealth Via Buying a 7-Figure Business & Be Well-Positioned to Buy Many More Thereafter (based on how I bought a 7-figure business in 8 months with no M&A or executive business experience & everything else I know)
  • Tax Deductible Once You Legally Form Your Company
  • Free Bonus: Monthly Zoom Calls with Jason and Other Members. [This is a free bonus and is not guaranteed. Jason can remove you from this group of Zoom call members for any reason without a refund. Jason intends to do monthly Zoom calls for many years into the future and all members are welcomed to join in each month - From Jason's legal representation.]
  • Jason's Vault of Calls with Other Entrepreneurs
  • Free Bonus: We Are Continuing to Upload New Best Practices and Content As Jason and His Students Buy More Companies.
  • Free Bonus: Access to Members-Only FB Group with Jason and Other Entrepreneurs

Bottom Line: This is the Only Program You'll Ever Need on Buying Businesses.

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CURRICULUM

THE INTRO: CREATING WEALTH VIA MAKING ACQUISITIONS

  • Intro Video: Start Here
  • Why No Experience Won’t Stop You
  • Buying an Existing Business vs. Creating One From Scratch
  • How Many Businesses Can You Buy
  • How to Make Profitable Acquisitions in ANY Economic Period You Buy
  • The Power of a Suit and Tie
  • How I’d Use This Course

MODULE 1: BUILD A BULLETPROOF INVESTMENT THESIS

  • What Is An Investment Thesis? And Why Do You Even Need One?
  • A List of Sectors to Consolidate – with Analysis Given
  • Attributes of a Strong Sector to Consolidate
  • High Multiple Industries vs. Low Multiple Industries
  • Low vs. High Multiple Industry Deep Dive Analysis – with Live Examples
  • Final Considerations for Crafting Your Investment Thesis
  • Disclaimer: On Choosing a Sector You’re Not an Expert In
  • Choosing an Industry and Crafting a Strong Investment Thesis (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Low vs. High Multiple Industry Analysis (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 2: RECRUIT A WORLD-CLASS BOARD OF DIRECTORS / ADVISORS

“If I have seen further than other men, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

  • Building a Board (Jason's Updated Insight- May 2020)
  • Jason's Updated 2020 Thoughts On Building a Board
  • Your Board: Why You Absolutely Want One
  • Advisory Board vs. Board of Directors – Which is Better for Your Goals?
  • The Basics of Building a Board
  • Carrots to Allure Board Members, The Power of LinkedIn, & How Much Equity to Give
  • Insight to Dominate the Board Recruitment Process
  • Call One: How to Captivate Candidates On Your First Call
  • Second Meeting: How to Weed Out the A-Quality Candidates from The Rest
  • The Domino Effect: How to Use Momentum to Your Favor
  • The Final Meeting – Tying the Knot with the Best Candidates
  • Talking to Billionaires, Closing the Board, & Next Steps
  • Why “Speed Kills” When Building a Board
  • How To Let Go of a Board Member – or An Equity Holder
  • How To Completely Automate the Initial LinkedIn Reach-Out for Board Candidates
  • Getting LinkedIn Recruiter for Free - 2020 Update
  • How to Use LinkedIn Recruiter - 2020 Update
  • The Exact Powerpoint Presentation on the Investment Thesis of Brighter Living Properties That Jason Presented to Board Candidates (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • 2nd Real Example of a Powerpoint Presentation to Board Members of an Investment Thesis for a Rollup in a Different Industry (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Initial Cold Reach-Out Message to Chair Candidates (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Initial Cold Reach-Out Message to Board Candidates (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Message to Board Candidates to Schedule 1st Call (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Message to Board Candidates to Schedule 2nd Call (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Closing Message to Board Candidates (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Confirmation of Equity Email to Board Members (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Industry Expert Initial Message & Follow Up Script (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Example Parent Company Equity Distribution Table (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Properly Written LinkedIn Biography Statement Example
  • Properly Written LinkedIn Company Mission Statement/Description Example
  • 5 Keys to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 3: RECRUIT AN ELITE ACCOUNTING FIRM

  • Selecting Accounting Representation (Jason's Updated Insight- May 2020)
  • Preview: Use Your Board to Meet Accounting Firms?
  • Reach Out to Local Branches
  • The 3 Accounting Needs You Will Have (Tax, Audit, Due Diligence, + Bookkeeping)
  • The Tiers of Accounting Firms Explained (Big 4, National, Regional, Local)
  • Big 4 Firm vs. Regional Firm? Success Fee Basis vs. In House? Let’s Discuss…
  • How to Expertly Navigate the 1st Phone Call
  • How to Meet Accounting Firms in Person
  • How to Close A Top Accounting Firm
  • Meeting with Top Accounting Firms: Notes and Questions to Ask So They Know You’re Someone Worth Talking To and Someone That Deserves a Success-Fee Agreement (Includes Advice from One of Jason’s Board Members Who Was a Partner at a Big 4 Accounting Firm) (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Email Script Jason Personally and Strategically Crafted to Secure an Engagement from a Big 4 Accounting Firm (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Phone Script Jason Personally and Strategically Crafted to Secure an Engagement from a Big 4 Accounting Firm (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Email of Intent Jason Personally and Strategically Crafted to Secure an Engagement from a Big 4 Accounting Firm (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 4: RECRUIT WORLD-CLASS LEGAL SUPPORT

  • Selecting Legal Representation (Jason's Updated Insight - May 2020)
  • Preview for Recruiting a Top Law Firm
  • Outlining Your Legal Needs
  • LLC vs. C-Corp, Big Law Firm vs. Single Lawyer, Corporate Structuring, and Negotiating a Success Fee Basis
  • Tiers of Law Firms, Reaching Out, First Impressions, & Selling The Success Fee Basis
  • Mastering the In-Person Legal Meetings & Selecting an Ideal Law Firm
  • Final Point on Securing Legal Services
  • Script Jason Crafted to Successfully Meet with Top Law Firms (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 5: CULTIVATE HOT OFF-MARKET DEAL FLOW

  • Procuring a List of Potential Sellers
  • Common Traps to Avoid When Hunting for a First Deal
  • How to Cold Call Business Owners
  • Identifying Motivated Sellers vs. Pretenders
  • Meeting Motivated Sellers in Person
  • On Building a “Deal Hunting” Sales Team
  • Automation: How to Find Motivated Sellers on Autopilot
  • Hot Leads Database/CRM Template to Stay Organized (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Standard Sales Person Agreement Jason Used to Obtain Help Searching for Hot Deals (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Cold Calling Script Brighter Living Properties Used to Engage with Owners to Obtain Off-Market Deal Flow (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • List of Retirement Hot Spots (Important for Those Looking to Do Deals in Retirement Related Industries Like Healthcare) and List of Cities with Major Economic Growth.
  • How and Where to Obtain Business Data for Your Industry to get Deal Flow (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Prospective Business Owner Initial Cold Email Script #1 (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Prospective Business Owner Initial Cold Email Script #2 (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Prospective Business Owner Follow Up Message w/ Formal Request for Financials (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Email Script to Broker or Investment Banker That Finds Deals In Your Sector (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Emailing a Broker to Schedule an In-Person Meeting Script

MODULE 6: HOW TO VALUE BUSINESSES IN YOUR SECTOR

  • How to Identify The Average “Going Rate” for Businesses In Your Sector
  • Identifying the Key Levers that Influence Precise Value
  • How to Value Businesses Fast & Craft Snap Offers
  • Pitfalls to Avoid When Evaluating Business
  • Analyzing the Financials of a Multi-Million Dollar Midwest Deal
  • Analyzing the Financials of a Multi-Million Dollar North Carolina Deal
  • Analyzing "Promised" Financials vs. Reported Tax Return Financials
  • The Problem With "Cooked" Tax Returns - and what to do
  • Personally Crafted Investment Checklist with Investment Principles Learned From the Experience of Buying a 7-Figure Business, Looking at a LOT of Deals in Multiple Sectors, and the Philosophies of Warren Buffett and Sam Zell (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • The Only Due Diligence Checklist You'll Ever Need (As seen in "Acquisition Entrepreneurs" Facebook group) (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 7: HOW TO NEGOTIATE THE PRICE & TERMS WITH SELLERS

  • Two Negotiation “Paths” to The Same Result
  • How to Make an Offer
  • “The Best Negotiators Don’t Negotiate” Explained
  • The Terms That Underwrite the Purchase
  • How to “Sell” Seller Finance
  • Finalizing the Terms
  • Untold Secrets & Stories for Negotiating & Financing Deals
  • #1 Question to Ask Sellers for Building Rapport
  • Advanced Strategies for Building Rapport with Sellers
  • How to Use The Economy as Negotiation Leverage
  • NDA Template We Used
  • Example of a Signed NDA with a Seller
  • Example of a Real 4+ Million Dollar Offer Letter From Jason (For a Seller With Which You Have Strong Rapport)
  • Purchase of Sale Agreement Template
  • Example of a Real Purchase of Sale Agreement with Reference to Negotiable Items

MODULE 8: HOW TO SELL YOUR DEALS TO BANKS & GET YOUR ACQUISITIONS FINANCED

  • How to Find the BEST Banks to Call
  • Warming Up Banks Before Your Deal is Hot
  • Must Know Financial Terms to Impress Bankers
  • Qualifying Banks Once Your Deal is Ready
  • How and Why You Call EVERY Medium & Small Bank in the Area (Extremely Important)
  • How to Negotiate with Banks
  • How to Master the In-Person Bank Meeting
  • Do You Need a “Business Plan” or a “Loan Package?”
  • Should You Guarantee the Loan?
  • How to Easily Get a Loan With Terrible Credit
  • The Secret to Securing the Finance for the Deal
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Phone Scripts to Sell Banks on Your Deal and Questions to Ask (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Personally and Strategically Crafted Introductory Follow-up Email Script to Send to Banks (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Meeting with Financial Institutions – Questions and Notes to Ensure Your Acquisition Gets Financed (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Loan Package/Business Plan for Our First Deal (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 9: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SECURE AN SBA 7(a) LOAN FOR YOUR ACQUISITION (for US only)

  • Introduction To SBA 7(a) Loan - What You Need to Know
  • Required Form - SBA 7(a) Borrower Information Form
  • Required Form - Statement of Personal History
  • Required Form - Personal Finances Form
  • Required Form - SBA Owner/Management Resume Template
  • Example of an SBA Loan Packet Form and Information Required from an American Bank
  • Example Criteria that an American Bank Requires for Their SBA Loan Program
  • The Only Other Resource You May Need to Get an SBA Loan

MODULE 10: HOW TO RAISE EQUITY (CASH) THE RIGHT WAY

  • Should You Fundraise Equity? Let’s Discuss
  • How to Structure a Fund for Passive Investors
  • Where and How to Find Investors
  • How to Pitch Your Deal
  • How to Close & Secure Capital
  • Jedi Strategy to Fundraise Equity for Biz & Real Estate Acquisitions (As Seen on Youtube)
  • The Secret to a Successful First Fund
  • Finance Structures for Your Deal and Recap on How to Get Your Deal Financed (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Jason’s Investor Pitch Deck(©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Message to Potential Investors (©️ Jason Rogers)
  • Investor Update Message (©️ Jason Rogers)

MODULE 11: TRANSITIONING TO OWNERSHIP, OPERATIONS, & SCALING YOUR BUSINESS

  • Explained: The Devil IS in the Details
  • How to Master Closing Day
  • Bringing Your Company to Legal Life
  • The First Week of Ownership
  • The First Month of Ownership
  • The First Year of Ownership & Beyond
  • Why to Scale & How to Do So
  • Automating Recruitment, Payroll, HR, & Employee Benefits
  • On Hiring a CFO, COO, and CEO
  • Brighter Living Operating Agreement, Drafted by an Ivy League Trained Lawyer
  • Management Interview Doc

FREE BONUS 1: JASON'S VAULT OF RECORDED CALLS AND WEBINARS / CASE STUDIES WITH OTHER ACQUISITION ENTREPRENEURS

  • Live Call w/ Student in Quality Control Testing Industry: Managing the Legal Side of Your Board & Business
  • Live Call w/ Student in Hotel/Hospitality/CRE Industry: Discussing a Real Estate Roll-up
  • Live Call w/ Student in the Laundromat Industry: How to Recruit Your World-Class Board
  • Live Call w/ Student (Existing Healthcare Professional with Doctor's Degree) in the Electronic Medical Records/Healthcare Software & IT
  • Live Call w/ Student (Existing Engineer) in the Chemical Industry
  • Live Call w/ One of Jason's Executives/Shareholders: Insights Into Doing Deals
  • Compilation of Live Calls: Jason Calling Banks
  • Role Play: First Call with Board Member - Sell the Vision, Sell the Dream
  • Role Play: How to Close a Board Member
  • Role Play: Intro Interview of Banker/Financial Institution - Filling Your Pipeline (plus analysis)
  • Role Play: Financial Presentation of Deal to Banker (with analysis)
  • March 2020 M&A Update from Jason:
    - Live Call Between Jason and Executive on How to Get Any Seller to Sell You Their Business (Even If It Isn't For Sale)
    - Exactly What Sellers Are Looking For That Will Clearly Separate You From Other Buyers
    - How to Deal With Sellers, Brokers, and Bankers If They Bring the Heat
    - The Easiest Way to Raise Capital and Create Investors for Life
    - How to Go About Conducting Due Diligence
    - How Jason Has Been Able to Raise 325k in Investor EQUITY (not debt) for deals in the Last 5 months.
  • April 2020 M&A Update from Jason:
    - Doing a Deal for a Dollar/100% Seller Finance - Myth vs Truth
    - Important thoughts on Accounting, Legal, Valuation, Financial Models
    - Coronavirus/Current Market Update (Never Been a Better Time to Hit the Phones!!)
  • May 2020 M&A Update from Jason:
    - Important thoughts on the Competitive Nature of Business
    - Analysis of a Deal in Our Pipeline that is Interesting
    - Is any Sector a Good Sector?
    - Local Competitive Advantage vs. Worldwide vs. National?
    - Asset vs. Stock Purchase
    - Important thoughts on Big Accounting and Law Firms (for Startups/Rollups)

FREE BONUS 2: HOW TO SUCCEED AS A FOUNDER

  • Habits
  • Confidence
  • Style
  • Communication
  • Successful Selling
  • Goals & Affirmations
  • The Top Nine Reasons Why Small Business Acquisitions Fail (From a Stanford Business School Study)
  • Jason’s Personal Habit Tracking Template (©️ Jason Rogers)

FREE BONUS 3: MONTHLY ZOOM CALLS WITH JASON & OTHER ENTREPRENEURS

Past Zoom Calls:

  • Live Call w/ Students: 02/20/20
  • Live Call w/ Students: 03/18/20
  • Live Call w/ Students: 04/10/20
  • Live Call w/ Students: 04/26/20
  • Live Call w/ Students: 05/10/20
  • Monthly group Zoom calls are a free bonus and are not guaranteed. Jason can remove you from this group of Zoom call members for any reason without a refund. Jason intends to do this for many years into the future and all members are welcomed to join in on the call each month (from Jason's legal representation). I plan on doing Zoom calls for a long time, but I can’t guarantee that I will be doing zoom calls every month 10 years from now. Maybe in 5 to 10 years it switches to every other month – who knows how busy I will be by then.
  • For a limited time (meaning, this will most likely stop at some stage or become "off and on"), Jason is actually doing bi-monthly calls to help his students. If you invest in the program, it is not guaranteed that Jason will do a call bi-monthly, it really depends on his schedule. As of right now, Jason is committed to doing a call at least every month. But, again, group Zoom calls are purely a free bonus and are not guaranteed. The program is comprehensive and complete on its own. Jason will not do this form of group consulting forever and he reserves the right to stop at anytime and remove anyone from the group Zoom calls for any reason without a refund. Please look at the history of when group Zoom calls have been conducted. The schedule or frequency of previous Zoom calls are not at all indicative of the future schedule or frequency - again, this is a free bonus.

FREE BONUS 4: GET ACCESS TO THE MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP TO CONNECT W/ MEMBERS & JASON

  • Ask Deal-Making Questions, Post Prospective Deals for Analysis, or Ask Questions About the Material in the Private Group

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FAQs

No, this program is not for the lazy, or those who cannot communicate professionally. It takes a strong-willed person to make this program work. No results are guaranteed. This program is for people who are willing to put in the work, take the risk, tackle problems when they arise, and self-generate success. 

Refund and Return Policy:

You agree that all purchases made with us are final. Given the confidential and privileged information contained in the products (see curriculum) and services provided by Jason Paul Rogers and Stress Becomes Power Inc., we have a strict zero refund and return policy. You agree when transacting with and ultimately purchasing from Stress Becomes Power Inc., Jason Paul Rogers, and/or any services provided by Jason Paul Rogers, that any/all transaction(s) or purchase(s) are final, and non-refundable.

If you are thinking of getting a refund or are a person that frequently uses refunds, then you are probably not a good fit for this program. This program works best for committed entrepreneurs with no backup plan. Furthermore, we have one of the least expensive products in this space on the market. When your product is less expensive, fraudulent activities take place. For that reason and those mentioned here, we don’t allow refunds.

No, we do not. If you’re in need of a payment plan to make this purchase, perhaps this course isn’t right for you. We see acquisition entrepreneurs who begin this process in weakened financial positions are less likely to succeed than those who get into the game from a secure financial state.

Yes. Although this isn’t ideal, there are a few reasons why this could still be smart.

(1) You have a 5 – 10 year window to start buying companies from baby boomers. Baby boomers will continue to retire rapidly during the next 5 – 10 years. The sooner you get into buying and selling companies the better. Indeed, there are TONS of opportunities right now! Other people are realizing those opportunities! That could be you! 

(2) You will never lose access to the program. If you invest in the program, the program is yours. We suggest people get through the program as quickly as possible so they are confident and well-equipped when starting the process. But, you can certainly invest in the program now and run through it and then circle back on it later when you are more prepared to take action, follow the process, and make your first acquisition. Maybe you are in school. Maybe you are in a less than ideal living situation or financial situation (FYI we do not suggest people who are in debt to buy this program or any program out there – get yourself out of debt first). Maybe you are moving or are going through some sort of career change. Whatever it is, you don’t have to start taking action tomorrow in this program – although we recommend it strongly. We have seen people take the long-term approach and still be successful. Lastly, we hope, if you are in that long-term boat, that by going through the program we can help you speed up the process of getting to your first acquisition whether by motivation, confidence, or using the business knowledge presented in the program to propel yourself to a place to where you are prepared to begin taking action. Again, ideally, we recommend you come right out of the gate swinging, but we understand that everyone is in a different situation in their life. 

(3) You will get access to all updates to the program. This means, that as I myself and my students buy more companies, we will continue to add what works best. And we won’t be adding content from the beach or from vacation like some of the “gurus.” We add content from the trenches.

(4) We reserve the right to (and very well may) increase the price of the program as we do more deals and our students do more deals. As anything in life, when you get more successful and generate more results, you have the liberty to increase your prices – another perfect reason why you need to start now so that you can get to that point. It works the same with buying companies – when we started we went after smaller business deals and we had to “sell” more to banks and sellers because we were the new, unproven kids on the block. Now, we still go after some smaller deals that make sense, but we also go after larger deals simply because we have the competence and confidence to do so.

This program can be applied to virtually all sectors – but will be most successful in growing industries that lack a plethora of buyers. From online stores to landscaping companies to funeral homes – there are many options. This program is easiest to execute in service-based industries, given the multiples are lower and access to financing is easier due to a higher debt service coverage ratio (but, we are speaking very general here – this doesn’t apply to every situation).

Lastly, this program is harder to execute in real estate industries because 1) there are more buyers, and 2) buying hard assets is capital intensive. This means, you will need to have access to equity (either your own cash or investor capital) to do even small-sized real estate. If you don’t have access to 6-figures in equity, then real estate is not the quickest way to Rome. Although, you can buy real-estate on the side with the cashflow of other businesses to diversify and multiply your money.

The answer is yes, there are approximately 12 million businesses that you can purchase in the United States alone. There are tons of baby boomers out there that (will) need an exit! Here is how the California Association of Business Brokers sees it in a recent article they posted (this is copied word for word so you know I didn’t misconstrue their words).

The Baby Boomers (about 70,000,000 of them) are poised to make a great impact on the American economy.

  • Retiring Boomer business owners will sell or bequeath $10 trillion worth of assets over the next two decades.
  • These assets are held in more than 12 million privately owned businesses.
  • More than 70 percent of these companies are expected to change hands.
  • The sale of almost 12 million businesses over the next 10 to 15 years represents a significant increase in the annual number of businesses that will be sold.
  • The 12,000,000 businesses likely to change hands over the next 10-15 years might involve a large number of boomer-to-boomer sales.
  • Ironically, now small business ownership is seen as much more safe and secure than working for a large company.
  • So, in the coming decades, not only are we likely to see millions of Baby Boomers selling businesses they now own, we will also see additional millions of Boomers (who’ve spent their lives working for someone else), buying businesses. The next two decades will see a significant increase in the number of small and mid-sized businesses being bought and sold by Baby Boomers, in addition to the other generations of Americans that business brokers regularly deal with.

Here is the link to the full article.

You read that correctly. There will be so many companies for sale in the coming years, so much so that baby boomers (one of the greatest, most business centric generations) are going to buy MORE companies. There has never been an opportunity like this for a young acquisition entrepreneur ever! 10 trillion dollars worth of assets will change hands! Motivated sellers left and right! 12 million privately owned businesses up for grabs. And in the majority of cases, the kids don’t want to take over the family business anymore! Absolutely crazy. I know I am going to take advantage rather than sitting on my ass.

Yes and Yes. 

Read the question above titled “Are there enough businesses for me to buy.” You’ll see that you can become a great asset to a company in the next 10 – 15 years if you understand how to buy companies from retiring baby boomers (or any business owner). 

If you already own a company, even better. You are actually better positioned than anyone to make an acquisition. Chances are you have more than enough money to buy a medium sized company easily and you’ll have a lot more leverage all around including during talking to motivated sellers, the due diligence period, getting the financing, running the company, valuing prospective companies, etc. 

No, you do not need cash to buy a company. You can raise a small down payment from an equity investor or you can use seller finance/seller equity. 

Yes, it is easier to buy anything when you have more money. This idea has been floating around that it is easier to buy a business with less money in your bank account because you can just use seller finance. Again, a completely asinine idea probably started by someone who isn’t actually buying companies. More money/net worth means you have a better credit rating, more collateral, more money to put down, more money to invest in the company, more money to travel to see business owners, more money to focus on acquisitions 100% of the time – the list goes on. You are just more attractive to everyone when you have more money.

But this doesn’t mean you need to be rich to get started towards your path to wealth.

When you are younger (in your 20s), you have less responsibilities, less risk, and more time to learn when in your 40s. However, when you are older, you likely have more experience, more savvy, and perhaps – more money. Assuming you’re not in debt, the perfect time to start is now.

Yes, I make myself available to those who buy this course. 

With the Gold Package (which is the more popular package) there is a members-only Facebook group where I and other Acquisition Entrepreneurs answer questions, help with strategy, and comment on any deals you want feedback on that you post. This is provided as a bonus to you free of charge. Also, I do a monthly zoom call with members in the program. This is also provided to you as a bonus free of charge. You will get access to all recordings of zoom calls upon investing in the program.

If you have questions and you are not yet a member of the program, you can email info@jasonpaulrogers.com or join our public Facebook group called Acquisition Entrepreneurs.

YES.

I didn’t have any M&A experience or an MBA when I started either. These two things do not heavily predict success with this program or entrepreneurship in general when starting out. 

Mergers and acquisitions is alive and well in most-all countries. M&A is absolutely vital to an economy. Businesses exchange hands constantly. Every business owner has a life cycle. At some stage, everyone exits. 

The only countries we know of that this program does not really work in is Russia – and other communist countries. Most of our students are in the US, CAN, UK, AU, or somewhere in Europe.

If you can’t bet on yourself, I wouldn’t either. 

Furthermore, skin in the game is one of the many factors that predicts success. Knowing that, getting this program for free/payment plan/payback later would make you less likely to succeed, and then I wouldn’t be doing my job. I would be setting you up for failure if I allowed this. Sacrifice is necessary on the road to success. People who have skin in the game are more serious, and I only want to work with people who are serious about reaching their potential. Furthermore, I won’t comprise others in the program by letting in people who aren’t serious. By the way, I’ve invested more than 10 times what the cost of my Gold Program is on mentorship. 

I won’t accept equity in your company either. I will show you how I distributed my equity (I have now done this twice, because I have two different consolidation firms), but I will not be accepting any, even if you offer. Running my two consolidation firms and this program is more than enough on my plate.

Two important questions. 

(1) If you have been a salesman in your career already, then you are perfect for this program. You must be a decent communicator/salesman to be successful with this program. Of course, it is better if you are a good communicator/salesman. Do you have to be a great salesman/communicator? No. Do you have to be able to speak in public? Certainly not – and you can slowly learn this over time. Is this something that must come inherently to you? Certainly not. I used to be a terrible communicator. Being a good communicator/salesman only takes practice – that is the secret. Practicing your pitches, presentations, cold outreach. Continually getting better. Pretty soon, you will not have to practice at all – everything you do will simply be considered practice. 

(2) You must be able to read and write in a proper manner, whichever language your country practices. Do you have to be Shakespeare? NO. However, you must be able write with either a strong high school or undergrad writing level. Otherwise, board members, sellers, bankers, etc. will be repelled by you. They all use proper grammar. So, you do the same. It is as simple as that. 

Not sure why this is a question, but we get it sometimes. In a capitalist country like the US or UK, businesses are virtually the only entities that make money. It should be clear how you make money as an owner of company, but I will give you a quick summary. You are probably overthinking it if you are asking this question. 

(1) The cashflow or earnings of the company go to you – and any other shareholders of the company (we teach you to be the majority 50.1%+ stakeholder).

(2) You can sell the company – or a part of it. 

(3) You can refinance the debt of the company and “take money out.” This is similar to over-financing the deal off the bat, where you could also pull money out for you, your directors, or your shareholders.

(4) You can make a lot of money by growing the company’s sales (kind of an obvious point that is sometimes not focused on).

(5) You can “over finance” a deal with excess “working capital” – something we share with you how to do – and pay yourself, as well as your team.

This sales page is comprehensive, and I don’t have time to answer your questions directly. At the time of writing this, I have one business under contract, and another business that should be under contract by the end of the week. 
 
Buying businesses is my focus. Selling this course is not. 
 
Moreover, we want to work with people that are all in and don’t need to be “closed.” Ultimately, you have to want to buy a company and be successful, we can’t close you on that. If you can’t make that decision on your own – from everything I post for free along with this sales page, then it isn’t in our best interest to try and convince you. Equally, if you read everything on this page and you think you are a fit, then you won’t need your hand held to make this decision. 
 
In other words, either buy a ticket, or don’t. That said, if you do decide “yes,” I will do everything I can within the confines of this program to help you be successful.

WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • The only course you’ll need to become an acquisitions entrepreneur. Jason is giving you everything he knows. Other than 1-on-1 consulting, which he rarely does, Jason has no other products to sell you, no upsells, nothing. 
  • A step-by-step program to building a world-class board of directors to advise you and impress bankers and sellers alike. This won’t work as a one man show. You need a team to succeed in business. 
  • Jason will show you how to source and structure deals so that you don’t have to use your own capital (while keeping the majority of equity).
  • Lastly, by following the instructions in this course you’ll be primed to do subsequent deals and rollup many companies in your chosen sector. Significant value can be created at scale when you purchase smaller companies individually at 2x – 6x EBITDA and sell them as an integrated entity or portfolio at an EBITDA multiple above 6x. This is by no means easy or guaranteed.  
  • You are going to learn an entrepreneurial model of small to medium-size business acquisition in the golden era of M&A. The baby boomer generation of business owners (of which there is a lot) is now entering retirement age. Economically, this means a large supply of sellers relative to the number of buyers. If you know anything about negotiation, sales, and simple economics, you know that this situation drastically favors the acquisition entrepreneur.

WHAT YOU WON'T GET

  • Unless you’re the next Bezos or Buffett, Jason will not ask for or accept equity in your venture, nor will he accept a position as your chairman, board member, or industry expert (yes, he’s been offered many times). Jason will not invest in your deals, but he will teach you how to raise the debt and equity to independently secure finance for your deals. As a founder and/or CEO, two of the most important tasks will be securing financing for your deals and bringing people onto your team. Jason wouldn’t be doing you any favors in participating in this process (other than the instructions given in the course). Candidly, he doesn’t have time because of his own ventures. 
  • Any time you’ve wasted heretofore contemplating, “Can I do this? Can I be an acquisition entrepreneur?” You don’t need an M.B.A. or a J.D. You don’t need a ton of business experience (some do it with none). What you do need is a massive-action mindset and a mentor. Period. The only way to find out if you are right for this or anything in life is to put yourself into the fire. To get into the arena of business and under the bright lights where you are vulnerable. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), that is the only way.  Without action, you’ll never know anything about yourself and who you are. Worse than that, you’ll regret the time you wasted. It is a proven fact that people usually regret the things they didn’t try, the risks they didn’t take – not failures or the result of decisions but inaction. And trust me, you compile a long enough list of regrets or even a few big ones, they get really painful to think about as the clock ticks

VALUE BREAKDOWN

  • Course Content: Jason Currently Charges $750/hr (or more) for Consulting. If we do the math, that is: $750 x 28 hours (18 in video + 10 in audio) of Fast-Paced, No-BS content:
    = $21,000 Worth of Value.
  • Jason's Personally Crafted Scripts, Templates, Check Lists. Jason's Letter of Intent, Purchase of Sale Agreement, Loan Package, Legal Entity Formation Documents: (At the Very Least):
    = $10,000 Worth of Value.
  • Monthly Q & A Zoom Calls with Jason and Other Acquisition Entrepreneurs AND Access to a Members-Only Facebook Group with Jason and Other Acquisition Entrepreneurs:
    = PRICELESS (We Can't Put a Price On How Valuable This So Consider It a Free Bonus!)

CONSERVATIVELY EQUALS: $31,000 IN LEGIT VALUE…

(that’s excluding bonuses…)

If you take action and buy a company, the value of this course to you will likely be much more than $28,750…Think about it…

USE THIS INVESTMENT AS A TAX DEDUCTION

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

THE REAL PITCH

Have you ever dreamed about what it is like to be financially free? To be the leader of a ship? To be the hero of your story? That is a rhetorical question. I know the answer.

I used to dream like that. Hell, I still do. The difference is that now I act towards those dreams, and I’m actually realizing them as we speak. It is a hell of a feeling getting up in the morning acting towards your dreams, instead of just dreaming.

Speaking about being the hero of your own story, I recently rescued myself from mediocrity, thinking small, being soft, and being poor. As many of you know – because I documented it all on YouTube, not long ago, I leveraged it all to make my first 7-figure acquisition. Was “ponying up” something that I wanted to do? Candidly, not really. But I knew there was a price on success. I wouldn’t be in the position I am in today if I wasn’t willing to take action and get uncomfortable.

Back on dreams. The problem with dreams is that they are just that – dreams (thoughts). But, the people that dream them think they are unattainable. They may talk about them with their friends, even with themselves internally, but deep down they don’t believe it. That’s all bullshit. That’s letting conventional wisdom and other people govern your life. Deep down, most people don’t believe they can realize their real dreams because they’ve quit, they just aren’t being fully honest with themselves. I’ve been there looking back.

Luckily that doesn’t have to be the whole story of your life. Whether you like it or not, it will be part of your story unless you have a time machine – but it doesn’t have to be the rest of your story. We choose our story every single day. We choose whether we act on our dreams every single day. We choose to be the hero of our own story, or we don’t. It is that simple. Do. Or don’t do.

To be successful, you will have to do. You have to do the hard things. You will have to do the things that others are not willing to do. Whether you are political or not, I don’t care – Donald Trump is president today because he was willing to do things that other politicians were not. He was willing to go to schedule more rallies than other politicians. He was willing to spend more of his own money than other politicians. He was willing to say the things that other politicians weren’t willing to say out of fear of what others would think of them. Obama was the same in many respects. To be successful, you’ll have to do those things too. This is the only way to become the hero of your own story. Think of all your heroes. Maybe.. John D. Rockefeller Sr. Warren Buffett. Andrew Carnegie. Elon Musk. Bill Gates. Kobe Bryant. Martin Luther King Jr. Muhammad Ali. Michael Jordan. One thing I can virtually guarantee is that the icons i’ve listed did not waste one millisecond worrying about what other people thought of them. If they did they would have failed.

You must be willing to do in spite of your fears. You must be willing to take action. Don’t listen to me. Listen to some of the greats that have come before you who knew a few things.

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy

“This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.” – Charles Dickens

“Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.” – Aristotle

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

The possibilities that open up to you when you take action and do are endless. When it finally hits you, I hope it surprises you like it surprised me – what a feeling.