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Buying a business is a way to start and to grow.
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Stories about People who bought
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David Arnold, founder, sold to Seiko
King Company, Austin, Texas
Today: Bought the company back
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Kathleen Barnes and Judy Cannon, bought then sold, Meetings America, Salt Lake City
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Mike Calise, grandson of the founder
Calise & Sons Bakery,
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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Dale Crownover, acquired from father who acquired from founder
Texas Nameplate, Dallas, Texas
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Steve Day, bought then sold,
State Line Tack, (now PetSmart)
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Chris Fortune, CEO
Graber Manufacturing
Madison, Wisconsin
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John Hawkins, CEO
Cloud 9 Shuttle
San Diego
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George Granoff, CEO
The Art Stores,
San Diego, Pasadena, New York City
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John & Pete Gregory, CEO
Feasel Paint & Supplies,
Deland, Florida
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Episodes of the show:
1. Buy your competition
2. Buy from a family member
3. Buy through a business broker
Buying an existing business is one way to "start" and to grow your own business. It is also one way people attempt to reach sustainability more quickly. There are tremendous advantages and there are drawbacks. Here are the links to episodes of the show -- their stories and our discussions -- about buying a business that already has a history.
Also, please spend time with those stories in one of the steps that best describes your current business activity. And, as a goal, hyperlink the step where you want to be. If you have never started a business, please begin with Step 1.
You may also want to review all the stories of those people in your business type. Walk through their site(s). If you can not find your business category, please let us know.
Four Links in each episode box: The Owner's picture goes to that episode's homepage. The owner's name goes to a Case Study Guide; the Business name goes to the Overview (with contact information); State goes to the small business advocates and resources within that state.
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