Can Every Business Be Built To Sell?

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After several high-profile business exits in the world of business, Nick examines the question of whether or not every business can be built to sell, and more importantly, should it be a part of the business’s DNA from the very beginning?


  • There is always a point in your business’s life, when your strategy should be fundamentally about the exit. There is also a point in time when you should focus purely on building a great business above all else.
  • At the start up phase, make sure you have a great understanding of the market – who your ideal customer is, and providing unique, remarkable solutions to their problems.
  • Once the mindset shift has been made towards sale, the decisions you make will be dramatically more effective when it comes to value expansion.
  • Companies may acquire others simply because they do not wish to compete against them in an emerging market. Sometimes they are merely hoping to acquire the talent, or gain geographic expansion.


‘You’d be surprised how many exits are reverse engineered with a clear buyer in the frame, months or even years out’

‘In private equity we reverse engineer the outcome’

‘There are lots of different ways that we can shape the story and the narrative’

‘Every business can certainly be built to sell’


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Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.
His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses globally. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.
His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.


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Nick Bradley is a world-renowned author, speaker, and business growth expert, who works with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to build, scale and sell high-value companies. 

Over the last decade, he has built, bought and sold 26 businesses with a combined valuation of $5.2 billion dollars. He also works with Private Equity and Venture Capital firms across the UK and the US leading turnarounds, mergers, acquisitions, and scale-ups.

His “Scale Up With Nick Bradley” podcast, which ranked #1 in the UK on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 600k downloads in over 130 countries and has featured thought leaders such as Seth Godin, Evan Carmichael, Neil Patel, Jay Abraham, Patrick Bet-David (and more…). 

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