AFTER THE GAME - Bridging the gap from winning athlete to thriving entrepreneur | by Jay Dixon

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It's time to invest in the next phase of your game

From athlete to owner.

SMB Ownership

Searching, sourcing, valuations, deal flow management, funding, due diligence, and closing the deal with confidence.

CEO In Residence

We partner with athlete to help them buy the business of their choice and empower them with the knowledge, resources, and coaches to ensure success as a new owner. 

We Transition Athletes To Business Champs

Join Our Network To Access Opportunities In SMBs

We provide access to carefully evaluated options, with consistent terms and oversight, solely for affiliates in our network.

Financing Strategies

Leverage our strategies for funding your search and deal to buy a business. With market of businesses for sale hitting records, the access to fund these deals with little to no capital has been a growing network. Get investor ready and get access to Private Placement Memorandums (PPM), Financing Strategies, and a network to help you buy your business.

CEO In Residence

Execute Your Plan

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ACqUISITION Opportunities
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Avg revenue
1000 M
Employees
30
industries

Aquire With Confidence

The team and resources to source, acquire, and execute an acquisition strategy.  

As a former Los Angeles Dodgers player who transitioned into entrepreneurship, I deeply resonate with the message in Jay Dixon's 'After The Game.' Dixon's insights are not just motivational; they are a practical guide for any athlete looking to redefine success beyond the field.

Tyler Adkison endorses after the game by Jay Dixon
Tyler Adkison LA Dodgers

I love this. It resonates so deep with not only me but any athlete really at any level. I'm gonna keep reading and would love to help and get involved"

Brian De la Puente NFL

"I had the pleasure of working with Jay on the sale of my business, during which time I was consistently impressed by his abilities and skills. One of the things that impressed me the most about Jay was his vision. I was concerned with maintaining my company’s culture, team, and ensuring a successful outcome. Jay got it."

Ryan Wilson Denver, CO

I am writing this endorsement with the highest regard for Jay and his book! This book will help a lot of people move forward in their lives and achieve the success that their heart desires!

Marques Ogden endorses after the game by Jay Dixon
Marques Ogden NFL

"Understood our business well....and captured the size of our company and treated us like so. We never felt pressured to make a decision so I’d say they cared about us and you rarely get that feeling."

Brandon Pindulic Austin, TX

A necessary resource for both current and former athletes.

Stephanie Geosits endorses After The Game by Jay Dixon
Stephanie Geosits Soccer Canada

“Thanks Jay! I appreciate all of your work to make this happen!” Thanks Jay, and I hope can do more of these together in the future

David Reske Boston, MA

Your mindset is everything as a business leader - everyone wants to be part of a winning organization..After The Game

Sonny Thadani CEO - Robin

Jay- Thank you for your help in getting this deal closed.

Scott Brandon Myrtle Beach, SC

"Thanks for the hard work, and the support getting through final negotiations and due diligence. Shout out to Jay and team for their immense patience with me."

Josh Rubin Sacramento, CA

As a former athlete turned business leader, this book outlines the key characteristics one learns in sports and can apply to business.

Danny Wadhams Co-Owner Flowing Tide

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FAQ

What is Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Online Courses?

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition, or ETA, entails the acquisition and expansion of established small businesses that have already proven their viability in the market. Those embarking on this journey are often referred to as 'searchers.' The scope of these transactions can vary significantly, ranging from $25,000 to $25 million for a single company. ETA entrepreneurs typically secure a majority stake in the businesses they invest in, assuming the role of CEO to oversee their operations and growth. For many, the ultimate goal is to sell the business for a profit within a five to seven-year timeframe. Searchers have the flexibility to explore opportunities across diverse industries.

How do I buy a business?

We equipped our students to different paths to acquire a business including the traditional search fund model where a searcher raises funds from investors for both the search and acquisition, self-funded searches followed by investor fundraising, self-funded searches combined with SBA-backed loans, and participation in CEO in Training or accelerator programs to gain essential skills and experience in business operations.

What are the tools and resources?

Join our exclusive accelerator intensive program, offering invaluable insights into business acquisition. Led by Jay Dixon, the author of "After The Game," you'll benefit from two coaching calls and two Live Workshops with seasoned advisors to enhance your expertise. Personalized guidance will help you craft a compelling value proposition and buyer profile, while Live Q&A sessions with our lending partner prepare you for financial support. Our comprehensive toolkit includes the Deal Evaluation Scorebook, Analysis Tools, Real-Life Case Studies, and Self-Evaluation Workbooks. You'll also access Outreach Tools, Templates, and invited to Q&A calls with experts.

We partner with athlete to help them buy the business of their choice and empower them with the knowledge, resources, and coaches to ensure success. 

Why athletes? Why now?

Whether you played sports as a child or finished your last game in the pros, the skills and characteristics you learned in athletics are highly attractive. Athletes possess valuable skills rooted in neuroscience, cultivated through their sports careers, such as resilience, dedication, discipline, teamwork, and goal orientation, which seamlessly translate to entrepreneurship. "Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition," the practice of purchasing an operational business, is now accessible beyond elite business schools, offering a faster path to success. This method boasts a higher success rate (50% to 60%) compared to starting a business from scratch (10%). Investors are increasingly supporting this alternative asset class. With an estimated $10 trillion in privately owned business assets set to be sold by 2040, the potential is immense.

What is the time commitment?

From strategy, through sourcing to deal execution, we have the resource and team to achieve your goals. All educational materials and resources are self paced.

Are there networking opportunities?

Strategic partnerships, a constant flow of acquisition opportunities, a wealth of resources, peer support, and valuable investor connections, you'll have the tools and support you need to succeed in the world of acquisition. Your path to business ownership has never been more promising.

What if you could harness the many invaluable lessons you learned as a college or professional athlete and apply them to your professional and personal life?

In After the Game, former D1 college football player turned successful business leader Jay Dixon shows you how.