Comment on Creating a Better Life By Spending Less Not Earning More by Financial Slacker.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, ZJ.
It has taken me 20 years to get to that point where I only take on the business that I choose. In additon to getting to a financial place where I can be selective, I’ve spent a large portion of that time figuring out what it is I want to do and what type of client I want to work with.
I wish you the best in your journey.
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Thanks for commenting and the compliment, Mr. Prairie FIRE.
In my experience with small business owners, most are welcome to hearing purchase proposals so long as they are legitimate. But while they are open to hearing what you have to say, they are also hesitant to admit they would consider selling if they think word could get out to their employees, customers, vendors, or others.
One approach is to begin building a relationship with the owner. Start using the company on a regular basis. Strike up a conversation with the owner. Ask questions about the business. How did they get started? How long have they been in business? What are some of the challenges they face – getting customers, keeping staff, etc?
This approach may not yield immediate results, but in relatively short time, you should be able to introduce the idea of a sale and get a feel for whether the owner is interested. And even if they’re not interested at the moment, they may be in the near future.
Thanks again for commenting and please let me know how it goes.
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Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Sam. I always love your perspective and your words tend to get me thinking.
I haven’t been away from the corporate world quite as long, but after over two years away, I am starting to gain confidence in this new lifestyle. It has taken me a while as the corporate life was what I knew for 20 years. And in that world, your schedule and priorities are mostly dictated by the company you work for.
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Thanks for the feedback.