So you’re thinking about selling your business — or maybe you have an unsolicited offer and aren’t sure where to go from here.
In just one hour, you’ll learn:
Let’s get you one step closer to clinking those champagne glasses.
You’ve put a lot of work into building your business.
Now it’s time to get back that value you’ve created. It’s time to reap the rewards of your effort.
The best way to position yourself for a successful sale is by understanding what’s ahead.
Most entrepreneurs are heads down building their business. So when it comes time to sell, you face a steep learning curve.
Yet knowing what levers to pull and which experts to lean on can drastically increase the value of your business at sale.
That’s why we’ve compiled everything you need to know at a high level about selling your business into this course.
Time commitment: One hour
Short videos are easy to digest, and we explain everything in layman’s terms, so it’s easy to understand.
Here’s what to expect in the course.
Want a taste of what this course will be like and what you’ll learn?
Here’s the 3-minute introduction that’s actually part of the course.
Alexis Grant (Lexi) is Founder & CEO of They Got Acquired.
She has sold two content businesses, including the acqui-hire of a boutique content agency (2015) and a website for writers (2021).
She’s not a broker or a lawyer. She’s an entrepreneur and a writer, and one of her superpowers is sharing complex ideas in layman’s terms we can all understand.
Lexi enjoys connecting with and learning from other founders — and best of all, watching you meet your goals.
Here’s the honest truth: When I launched They Got Acquired, I did not set out to create a course business.
But as I talked to founders looking to sell, I realized this is what will best serve our community: a short, easy-to-digest course that covers all the basics.
In my first year running this company, I took nearly 100 calls with founders looking to sell.
They were all at different stages: some had received an unexpected offer, some were just starting to think about selling, and others were mid-way through the sale process and wanted another opinion.
Yet everyone asked similar questions:
This course answers all of those questions, and then some.
It shares what I’ve learned through selling my own businesses, talking one-on-one with founders and M&A experts, and publishing 100+ stories about companies that sold.
In the future, I envision us going deeper on certain topics, and leaning on others who can share their expertise.
But this course is high-level, giving you all the information you need to get started.
Spend just one hour with us, and you’ll be positioned to create your own roadmap for selling your business.
When you make that sale, I hope you let us know so we can feature you.
Rooting you on,
Alexis Grant (Lexi)
Founder & CEO of They Got Acquired
“This course is highly actionable and to the point. Even after two exits, I found tremendous value in this resource and am using it as a guidebook, currently. The ROI is exponential.”
– Kevin Kermes, founder of Career Attraction
“It’s a great high-level overview… It helped highlight areas that I’d want to dig into and improve if I was taking a longer term approach to running and selling my business. And, since I’m actively looking to sell, it helped me identify red flags that I’ll likely need to address.”
I wish this knowledge bomb was around when I sold my two companies!
– Terry Dunlap, founder of Refirm Labs
This course is right for you if:
This course isn’t right for you if:
Want to learn more? Here are some of the questions founders often ask us.
Yes. Once you enroll, you’ll get information via email that will let you begin the course immediately.
It’s a video course, with accompanying resources to support the ideas we share.
It’s delivered through Teachable, an online course platform that makes it easy to access your videos.
We offer ideas on how to think about valuation, but there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to valuation.
Your valuation depends on various factors, including the type of company you’ve built, your revenue and profit, your growth rate, what the market’s like in your space, and more.
If you’re in a position where you need to put a price on your business now, learn the basics through this course, then get in touch and we’ll suggest ideas for developing a valuation.
It’s never too early to understand how to sell your business.
Here’s why: Once you have a grasp of the levers you can pull to increase the value of your company, you can make those changes in the months or years leading up to your sale — which will result in you making more money from the acquisition.
If you’re looking to sell now and need to get up to speed, that’s great; that’s when most founders find us.
But if you’re happen to be fortunate enough to think about this in advance, you are in an even better position.
This course is a high-level overview, bearing in mind that every company and every acquisition is different.
Once you understand the basics, we offer more personalized support that might be a fit for you:
If none of those meet your needs, get in touch and we’ll figure out together how we can support you.
We’re not in the business of finding a buyer for you, but this course covers your options for connecting with potential buyers, plus suggestions for which route might be right for your business.
Our goal is to get this course into the hands of as many entrepreneurs as possible, and making it super affordable is one of the best ways to do that.
It’s also our first course, so we want to get lots of founders to take it and learn from your feedback.
We may raise the price in the future, so grab it now if you want to be guaranteed this rate.