Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Do ‘Get Rich Quick’ Schemes help you get rich?

Victor in the UK wants to know what I think about online adverts that promise you an easy online business that will earn you thousands of dollars each month?

I say- YES!

It’s all true.

But it may not work for you.

Listen as I tell the story of an outrageously successful business that got its start as a ‘get rich quick’ scheme.

AND- you can see how hard it would be to do the same.

Watch the video, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story:

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Would it help if I yelled and called you names?

This is an email that I sent out to my subscribers last week.  If you want to get my daily emails, make sure you're signed up. Go to and select your topics of interest.

Would it help if I yelled and called you names?
I received the following email from one of my readers up in the thin mountain air of Colorado who meant well but made me feel kinda icky and gross:
Good morning Dave, you seem like a motivated closer and revenue generator.
May I suggest you look at the [blah blah blah] work that [screaming insult & name-calling guy who has a ‘get rich quick or be a loser’ product for sale] has to offer on Youtube.
No other person in the world has this knowledge except him at this time. [Is this a fact or an opinion?]
He lives it to this day. He was there when the world was just crumbling in the 70's and 80's. He generated all that he has.
He is the only man that I know of that never held money for a safe outcome.
I like your style which is who you are.
Go get them!
Keep your letters and positive style coming.
Thank you
C. in Colorado
[names and trademarks redacted because I didn’t work this hard for the past few years to create a platform for talking about other people’s stuff]
I think C. has misunderstood me.
I am NOT a motivated closer.
The whole idea is ridiculous.
I’ve worked my whole life in sales and never once did I ‘close’ anyone.
The very word, when used in this context, stinks of manipulation and deception.  Getting someone to hand over money for something because it benefits the seller and not the buyer.
Real businesses are built on delivering value and problem-solving.
A real business that endures the test of time provides something people want and people will ask to be able to buy it.
Don’t you call and ask your trusted auto mechanic if you can have an appointment to let him fix your car for money? Think about it.
I’m not a closer.  I’m a guy who helps people because I’m driven by a mission to help protect people from the dangers of bad deals.
I create programs and products that are informative, helpful and of value.
People step up and buy them when they’re ready and the fees they pay are what they exchange to me so I can keep doing this for all of you.
Just like the mechanic has to make money in order to be there when you need him next time.
I and other helpful business owners create opportunities that people choose to participate in.
I prefer to live amongst the civilized.

David C Barnett
P.S. The 80’s were awesome (haven’t you seen the films made in that decade?) and my videos will continue to be free from name-calling and random F-bombs.  Bye.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Have you ever thought of leaving corporate to start your own business?


While I don't advocate starting a new business for established people with kids and bills, I sort of did that.

Host David Shriner-Cahn wanted to ask me a few questions about that experience.

You can find it and more interviews in his new podcast- Going Solo.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Adam P sells the family bakery in Wisconsin. How to Sell a Small Business.

Meet Adam P.  He just sold his family’s bakery in Wisconsin.

Buying and selling privately held businesses is a very private thing.

The terms of the deal are often a secret FOREVER.

While we don’t talk numbers, Adam was willing to come on the show to describe the journey he and I took to sell his family bakery.

This is an example of how things should go when sellers are properly positioned and prepared to meet the questions of buyers.

Pay particular attention to how the relationship evolved between the two of them and how this affected the bank’s decisions.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September- Adventure is more of what you want- Small Business

September brings back to school AND changes to the Business Buyer Adventure group coaching program.

I made some changes to the program to reflect the different needs of members.  I had two goals:
  • Make it more accessible for new members who want to try it out.
  • Give one-on-one time for people who want greater access to me.

Learn all about what’s going on in the update video: 

Join the group.  Meet others like you who want to take action to buy a successful business.

Participate in our group calls and learn from other member’s deals.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Easy guide to products and services

I sometimes get questions about what course is right for each person.

Here is a 'map' I made of your journey to buy, run and then sell a business.

It shows which books, courses and programs are for you at which stage.

Download a clickable pdf here:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Being cheap. Sell you biz with no lawyer.

Paul wants to know how to sell a business with no lawyer!

I get it Paul.

Lawyers cost money.

But there is a way to reduce your costs while still getting their valuable advice.

Listen and I’ll tell you how…

Oh, and escrow companies are only used in certain states.  Oftentimes the lawyers (or you) just do the closing yourself.

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#entrepreneurship #smallbiz #lawyer