1530 – Buying Versus Starting a Business with Aquira’s Rich Coppage

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the M&A Consultant, Acquira Representative of Acquira, Rich Coppage.

Connecting with Rich Coppage can be a game-changer for acquisition entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses. His mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expertise allows him to offer a range of services, such as off-market sourcing, acquisition screening, financial analysis, acquisition capital, and due diligence, which can help entrepreneurs identify promising business opportunities and navigate the complex M&A landscape successfully.

Rich's focus on the English-speaking market also ensures clear communication throughout the process, critical for building strong working relationships with clients. By leveraging Rich's knowledge and skills, entrepreneurs can obtain the necessary funding and confidently complete the acquisition process, enabling them to seize valuable business opportunities and lay a solid foundation for future growth.


About Rich Coppage: Rich is an experienced professional specializing in offering mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financing advisory services to acquisition entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses. His expertise lies in various aspects of the M&A process, ensuring clients receive comprehensive assistance in achieving their business objectives.

He offers off-market sourcing, acquisition screening, financial analysis, acquisition capital, and acquisition due diligence. By providing these services, Rich can identify promising business opportunities, evaluate their potential value, and support clients in obtaining the necessary funding and completing the acquisition process successfully. With a focus on the English-speaking market, Rich's proficiency in the language ensures clear communication and an effective working relationship with clients throughout the process.


About Acquira: Acquira is an investment fund and accelerator that supports acquisition entrepreneurs in their quest to acquire and grow successful businesses. The company deploys its capital towards acquisition entrepreneurs and their targets. It offers a comprehensive acceleration program that includes online training, structured calls, in-person meetups, and access to a repository of systems.

In addition to financial assistance and training, Acquira provides guidance and mentorship to entrepreneurs in areas such as due diligence and negotiation. Its commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their business goals has made it a valuable partner for individuals seeking success through mergers and acquisitions.


Tweetable Moments:

04:31 – “If you've got a world changing idea, you can come up with the next version of Facebook or Amazon and it's going to put them out of business, then by all means there's going to be a venture capital firm that supports you, by all means, go for it.”

06:22 – “What we found is that one of the constraints to actually growing something, even from an established standpoint, is trying to find enough bodies to put in the seat to actually execute on your strategy. Whether it's a sales strategy or whatever type of growth strategy you're looking at, it's hard to find good and qualified people out there.”


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