Define Your Deal Box: Your GPS for Successful Business Acquisition



  • THU
    11 JUL
  • 12:00 PM

11 July 2024 Thursday, 12:00 PM CDT

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How will you know if you've found the right business if you don't know what you're looking for?  

Join Athena from Unrestricted Ventures & AcquiMatch for an engaging workshop designed to help you craft a powerful Deal Box, your essential tool for a focused and efficient business search. Just like programming your GPS for a journey, this session will guide you on setting clear search parameters to avoid getting lost in the overwhelming world of business acquisitions.

A Deal Box is more than just a budget; it's a comprehensive strategy that includes financial criteria, personal goals, and industry preferences. This workshop will help you align your search with your career background and personal objectives, making it easier to identify the right business opportunities. 

What We’ll Cover:

Understanding the Deal Box:

Learn the theory and parameters behind creating a successful Deal Box, and how it acts as your roadmap in the business buying process. 

Setting Clear Criteria:

Discover how to define and refine your acquisition criteria to align with your financial goals, industry preferences, and personal objectives.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls:

Explore common mistakes and challenges in business acquisitions, and how having a Deal Box can help you avoid them.

Aligning with Your Background:

Explore strategies for identifying the types of businesses that align with your skills and experience to maximize success, even if you’re industry agnostic or open to multiple industries

What You'll Leave With

A clear understanding of the importance and benefits of a Deal Box in business acquisition.
Basic knowledge of the key components and parameters to include in your Deal Box.
Practical tips and strategies to start thinking about your own Deal Box.

Who Should Attend:

Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to buy their first business
Experienced buyers looking to improve their deal review process
Anyone interested in optimizing their SMB acquisition strategy


AcquiMatch, a service within Unrestricted Ventures, is designed to help business buyers acquire their perfect SMB match. We offer a concierge, white-glove search and match service that includes refined search criteria through intensive Deal Clarity Sessions, comprehensive on- and off-market sourcing and vetting, and expert analysis and support. With our assistance, you don't just save time — you optimize it.

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Founder/Investor Unrestricted Ventures & AcquiMatch

Athena Simpson is the founder of Unrestricted Ventures & AcquiMatch and has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, advisor, and high-performance expert across media, marketing, events, and strategic business operations. 

From launching her own businesses to mentoring and advising startups, Fortune 500, FTSE 100 companies, and government entities, and lecturing at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, Athena has cultivated a deep understanding of business dynamics and growth potential.   

Her journey led her to acquire profitable businesses through her company, Unrestricted Ventures. Through her struggles to find businesses to buy, she started AcquiMatch, a personalized SMB acquisition search & match service within Unrestricted Ventures. 

Athena often says, "business is my love language," and she applies a matchmaker philosophy to business buying, helping clients find businesses that match their desires and build their own legacy.