K.I.S.S. for Searchers and Business Buyers (Keep it simple searchers!)

YouTube: Buying a SMB?

Getting More Bang for Your Buck

Too many SMB buyers don’t get
what they thought they bought.

And it doesn’t have to be that way.


It’s always a good time to search for SMBs to buy
(without making commitments).

It’s usually a good time to buy IF you buy
mature, profitable and fairly-priced businesses
with sustainable competitive advantages.
AND if the deal is done in the context of economic circumstances.
AND your terms of purchase are flexible enough to handle what’s coming.


Begin using Ted Leverette’s
683-point checklists.

271 Topics:
How to Prepare Yourself and
Find the Right Business to Buy

412 Topics:
How to Buy the Right Business
the Right Way

Can’t attend my webinars?

Confidentially email me your questions and comments. I’ll privately answer.

Everyone knows about the global financial and medical crisis,
but not enough people wanting to sell or buy SMBs
understand enough about their risks and opportunities.

Let’s talk about it.

Watch Listen Learn on YouTube

How to Buy the Right Business
the Right Way

Earlier webinars and interviews with experts.


Keep It Simple Searchers

K.I.S.S. Webinars for Searchers and Business Buyers ™

“Buyers” are not buyers until they achieve a done deal. Until then they are searchers.

Labeling them “searchers” can keep our eyes and minds on reality.

But “searching” is not enough.

Finding is what it takes for done deals.

Lecture and Q&A Webinars for the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

(These are NOT canned webinars.)

Ted Leverette, Business Buyer Advocate ®, (and sometimes guest presenters) will respond to questions and comments submitted here, now, or during the webinars.

Scheduled for 2021

  • Submit your questions now or during the live webinars.

Q&A pertaining to search, preliminary screening of opportunities and initial due diligence.

  • Submit your questions now or during the live webinar.

Fine art of recasting financials.

  • It may not matter that buyers, brokers and sellers agree on the recasting of the financial statements for the business for sale . . . if a lender or investor requires the buyer to obtain an independent valuation from an approved appraiser. That’s why our seminars will focus on reality; the kinds of things appraisers evaluate when recasting financial statements so they can value the company.
  • Submit your questions now or during the live webinar.

Street-smart valuation techniques.

  • Forget the nonsense you see online. Valuation experts (without conflict of interest) will illuminate the subject.
  • Submit your questions now or during the live webinar.


Expert Presenters

Contact Ted Leverette if you want to be or recommend a topic-expert presenter.


Connect on LinkedIn

You can also see the invitations and the logins to the webinars if you and I are connected on LinkedIn AND you are a member of my LinkedIn group:

“Searchers Seeking Investors or Businesses for Sale.”



Praise about Ted Leverette’s know-how:

Well done. I enjoyed your call immensely.
— Nancy Fallon-Houle, Business, Corporate & Securities Lawyer

Absolute privilege to discuss some pertain M&A points with Ted Leverette, a quality advisor in the space of searching for good business to buy globally. If they’re out there, Ted Leverette can find them. I cannot recommend seeking early advice from him enough if you want to source good deals.
— Akbar Ali (London England), Corporate Lawyer Specialist in Buying and Selling Companies

60 minutes of pure gold! Ted’s feedback for the Searcher and Search Evaluation caused me to rethink the way I will position myself as a business buyer.
— Michael Bennett

It’s like fishing with dynamite, thanks to your evaluation and suggestions to refocus and improve my search methodologies.
— Robert Connelly

Thank you again, Ted. Our conversation yesterday has helped us rethink our strategy.
— Stephane Lewis

You delivered both strategic and tactical value that will change my search process. Strategically, your explanation of the need to ensure congruity of all parts of my search process was invaluable. I now understand that my search is a multi-targeted marketing campaign. Further, that each tool in my search process and every contact with owners either builds upon the next success or tears down the effort.

Tactically, you delivered practical, but blunt feedback on each of the search steps where I provided information and I appreciate your delivery. I now know what aspects won’t work and can make the appropriate changes to match the strategy. Finally, at each step today, you provided insightful commentary that has served as seasoned advice to help me become better informed.
— Terry Morehouse

I really like the idea of the catch-all question. I call it the “Columbo question”. Thanks, you covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Looking forward to the next conference call.
— Tom Kastner, president of GP Ventures

I enjoyed the TeleSeminar that you put on. Having the questions that you would be answering ahead of time was very helpful. I was able to follow along easily as you went from question to question. I purchased both of your books just prior to listening to the seminar. I did learn it is about your approach most of the time when buying these businesses so I’m ready to go out looking now.
— Nathan Edelen, Director of Business Acquisitions

Good job!
— Don Rudnik, Commercial Credit

I enjoyed your conference call today and need help buying a profitable business and execute on our merger and acquisition strategy! When is a good time to speak on the phone?
— J. Compton

The information was VERY informative and, as a Business Broker, was helpful to learn how a buyer should approach a business acquisition. Also, since I’m always looking for a business to buy, it was good to learn about the pitfalls to avoid.
— Rick Kunze, Murphy Business

I enjoyed your conference call. The information was quite valuable.
— Douglas Baumwall, Licensed Business Intermediary

Very to the point and straight answers.
— VP Chadha

— Gregg Fightmaster, Business Seller