Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Amazing Cape Breton Vacation and your small business -How to Manage a Small Business


I took the kids on a 5-day trip to Cape Breton Island.

We saw the Fortress of Louisbourg, the tall ships in Sydney Harbour, the Alexander Graham Bell historic site, the Cabot Trail and the site of Marconi’s first operational trans-Atlantic radio base.  It was a blast.

In this week’s video, I talk about the trip but also about why vacation time is so important.  You need to break your routine to come up with the ideas that ultimately create value.

Your business is an asset that should be delivering this lifestyle.

Don’t believe me? I’ll show you some cool stuff from an article published in Psychology Today all about why we need to get away.

Watch as I talk about the amazing trip I had and why vacation time is so important if you run or will be running your own business: https://youtu.be/moQ2WJ2v4SA



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Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Advice to Immigrant Entrepreneurs- How To Buy a Business


Last night I spent 3 hours with a group of newcomers.

India, Israel, China… people from all over.  They’ve decided to pack up and move to a new country and are using entrepreneur immigration programs to do it.

I’ve been speaking to groups like these since 2009 and some of the same topics always come up.

I’ve summarized it in this video where I give my top advice to immigrant entrepreneurs: https://youtu.be/yz037j4grrs



Join the small army of smart business people who’ve learned how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made in the spring: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

Learn how to better manage your small business with my easy method of organizing yourself.  Learn more at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Why people tip so low in Europe- Small Business Management



I’m away on vacation with Natalie.  She’s my sweetie and travelling companion.

We’ve been over to London, Brussels, Frankfurt and now in Munich.

We’re having a great time.  We’ve also been learning about some of the differences between Europe and Canada.

More windmills, fast trains, container boats on the river Rhine and why everyone tells us not to leave big tips in Europe.  That’s interesting, isn’t it?

Learn more in this audio track I made: https://youtu.be/13IO5kYaRyU



Join the small army of smart business people who’ve learned how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made in the spring: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

Learn how to better manage your small business with my easy method of organizing yourself.  Learn more at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thanks Chris for having me on Money Ripples. We discuss thinking of your small business as an asset.



I talk to Chris Miles about how entrepreneurs should think about their business as an asset.



Check Out Entrepreneur Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Chris Miles Money Show on BlogTalkRadio with The Chris Miles Money Show on BlogTalkRadio



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Using Equity Financing to find money for a business- How to buy a business





A few weeks ago someone posted a request on YouTube asking for examples of equity financing.

Equity financing is one of the hardest things for a small business owner to pull off but yields huge results.

You get money with no fixed payment.

There is a cost though, you start to give up some of the flexibility and control you enjoy as a sole-owner.

Equity financing comes in many flavours and has its’ own set of hazards when you try to put it in place.

Learn more in this video I made: https://youtu.be/5h_ouZ-sUoU



Join the small army of smart business people who’ve learned how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made in the spring: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

Learn how to better manage your small business with my easy method of organizing yourself.  Learn more at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another neat way to get cash to buy a business

I’m not really here.  I’ve gone camping with my kids.

Taking days off whenever you want is one of the advantages of owning your own business.

Recently, I sent out an offer to my e-mail subscribers offering them the first opportunity to download my new special report; How to Borrow Money from Business Brokers.

I’ve gotten some incredible feedback from those who bought the product.

One business broker from Texas told me he was apprehensive at first, but now that he understands the technique, he’ll do it when he needs to.

Finding money to finance the purchase of a business is one of the common roadblocks that keeps people from buying a successful and profitable business.

If you are planning to buy a business, you should learn this powerful technique.  Go to www.DavidCBarnett.com and click the ‘order books’ tab.  You’ll find How to Borrow Money from Business Brokers there.

Learn more in this video I made: https://youtu.be/KbCVLq3x5Z8



Join the small army of smart business people who’ve learned how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made in the spring: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

Learn how to better manage your small business with my easy method of organizing yourself.  Learn more at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Just how expensive is Merchant Cash Advance Really??- David C Barnett


Tom says I don’t love small business people.

If I did, I wouldn’t be so hard on Merchant Cash Advance he claims.

You see, I made a video 3 years ago about how small businesses with credit card terminals could effectively sell a portion of their future cash flows to get money today.

I said that this was a very expensive way to finance a business and that people need to be fully informed about the actual costs.

Tom thinks that I got my numbers wrong and that we should be rejoicing that this financing option exists in light of apathy and searing hatred on the part of big evil banks.

I made a new video where I explain how expensive merchant cash advance can really be and the difference between APR and ‘payback.’  Payback is a new financial term created by this industry to try to confuse unsophisticated small business owners.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/kCLS09fXUE4



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Robert Plank had me back on his show to discuss systems in your small business.

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I was a returning guest to the Robert Plank Show and we discussed systems in your small business.


Show notes here.



Learn more about building a business that people will want to buy (and make it easier and more profitable for you today) at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Does every Small Business need employment contracts?



Do small businesses need employment contracts when they hire?

An email that arrived a few weeks ago caught my attention when it talked about the importance of employment contracts even for small businesses.

HR Expert Sarah Mullins and I speak about why and how you should get things on paper, even in the tiniest of businesses.

I also learned an incredible fact about buying businesses in Nova Scotia.  It highlights why you need local legal advice with some of the details when you buy or sell a business.

Watch and learn how and why all businesses can benefit from employment contracts in dealing with employees: https://youtu.be/rjg0q7F0C-Q



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Do Business Brokers show you ALL the available opportunities?



Do business brokers work together?

Dustin wants to know if he should stick to the first broker he met and ask for help to look at other businesses that are for sale elsewhere? What is the etiquette when working with business brokers?  Is it like real estate agents?

Great question! Many business brokers will work together.  Especially in franchise networks, except for those who won’t work together.  Then there are the brokers who don’t like each other.

Are they supposed to play nice? How should a buyer act?  Is there a certain method or code of conduct a buyer should be aware of?

Watch and learn how and why business brokers work or don’t work together in this new video I made: https://youtu.be/09ndJBQT6A8  



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Johnathan G and I rock it about buying businesses and systems on The Blind Entreprneur

I had a great video interview with Johnathan G on his program; The Blind Entrepreneur.

He's not actually blind, as you will see.  We talked about buying, selling and putting systems into a SME to make it better.  It was really a great interview and I had a lot of fun.

You can listen at the podcast link below or watch the video here:




Friday, June 23, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Steve Kidd and I discuss how you can get a business ready to sell.


Steve Kidd, The Thriving Entrepreneur, and I discuss how systems make a business easier to run and more desirable for buyers.  Listen here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thriving-entrepreneur/2017/06/20/how-to-buy-or-sell-a-business-in-a-powerful-dynamic-way-with-david-barnett

Learn more about how easy it is to get systems into your existing small business at www.EasySmallBizSystems.com

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Don’t you love the smell of fresh bread?

It’s almost as good as the smell of money, isn’t it?

A YouTube viewer wants to know my opinion of bread routes.  It’s a simple little business where you deliver bread to local stores on behalf of a commercial bakery.

It makes their distribution easier since they don’t have to manage a fleet and since the delivery people are their own boss, fewer employees too.

So, is this a good kind of business for someone to get into?

Watch what I think of bread routes and other distribution route businesses in this new video I made: https://youtu.be/o3-bBxmfcT8



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I discuss pet businesses with Bella on her pet-friendly podcast.

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Bella helps her clients with their pet-industry businesses.   I took some time to speak to her about buying and selling a pet business.






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

No Sales? No Problem, Right?!? The issue of 'pre-revenue' startups.


How much is your new SAAS worth before you sign up any customers?


Don’t know what a SAAS is? Don’t worry.

Quick on the heels of last week’s article and recording about valuing online businesses, I feel that I need to clear the air on how to put a price on a pre-revenue startup.

I hesitate to use the term ‘business’ for these speculative ventures since I like my businesses to have cash flows attached to them.

Learn more about my ornery, old-man type opinions that would likely be considered quite ignorant and rude in Silicon Valley circles.

You can see/listen on YouTube right here: https://youtu.be/8oZGp1ejo6E



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday morning radio.. Some great questions from Dean Rotbart.




Dean hosts an amazing show and is a skilled interviewer.  I spoke to him about systems in a business and the difference between businesses, jobs and hobbies.

See the article and show notes here.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Valuing Online Businesses - How to buy a business - How to sell a business


What’s with all the internet entrepreneurs suddenly coming out of hiding and looking for my advice?

In the last few weeks I’ve heard from several online business people who need help in determining a value for their business.

What is it worth and why is it different from a real-world business? 

There is so much crazy buzz out there about how to put a price on these .com companies that I felt I had to address it in an audio recording.

You can see/listen on YouTube right here: https://youtu.be/04OCZBcvVws



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

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Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I speak with Robert Mallon from the Lions Den for Businessmen



I spent some time with Robert Mallon discussing how one builds a business that someone will want to buy.  Check it out.


Monday, May 29, 2017

The Ready-Made Mastermind with David Shriner-Cahn

I had a great interview with David Shriner-Cahn about mastermind groups.

I know several of you have seen my videos over the years talking about the value I find in my own group.

In this podcast, David and I share our insights into how to create a mastermind and we also tell you how you can work with us and learn to build your own mastermind group to enhance your business.



Check out the recording here:


Then join our group over the next several weeks and benefit from your own mastermind program at www.MastermindGroupSystems.com 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Are you an idiot according to Wayne? How to Buy a Business




I got a great piece of feedback the other day on YouTube.

Wayne tells me that ‘any idiot’ can put a deal together to buy a business without using their own money otherwise ‘leveraged buy outs’ would not exist.

This week I’ll explain to you what a leveraged buy out is, how it works, and we’ll see if a person with no money could actually pull it off.

I know that you’re all anxious to find out if you’d be an idiot under Wayne’s definition.
It’s all in this video right here: https://youtu.be/UrBLOtRY0OI



Learn how to buy a business successfully with my Business Buyer Advantage Program.  You can access the course at www.BusinessBuyerAdvantage.com and learn more about how it works from this video I made a few weeks ago: https://youtu.be/ooixMSaFf6Y

Please remember to like and share this article, it’s the only way the people who run the internet have of knowing if the content is any good or not. The more you share, the more likely someone who needs this information will be able to find it.

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This summer & fall I’ll be in St. John’s, Newfoundland, NYC, Orlando & Toronto.  Find out more and sign up at http://davidbarnett.eventbrite.com

Thank you and I’ll see you next time.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stephanie and Anna Scheller, The Black Belt Selling Team interview me about buying businesses.

Anna and Stephanie wanted to learn about buying businesses and things owners could do to make their business more sell-able. Check out this great interview.




Learn how you can make your business more sell-able by doing my latest online course: Build a Business That People Will Want to Buy.  Get it now.


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

I catch fire with John Lee Dumas...

I discuss buying a business as an alternative to starting one and highlight the importance of actually starting and getting into the game of business....  23 minutes.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Private loans to community groups- Invest Local Private Deals



Ian has an opportunity to lend money to a not-for-profit community group.  Is this a good idea and what about security, foreclosure, etc?

I’ve had the chance to be involved with a few situations which involved community groups borrowing money, some worked out ok, some did not.

Direct lending can create a great opportunity for returns, but only if you’re prepared for all the things that could go wrong and you’ve prepared yourself properly.

Learn more in this video where I talk about my experiences with community groups borrowing money: https://youtu.be/_OYrCpPW004



Learn how to make money with private loans and leases by reading my 2014 best-selling book, Invest Local, or my taking my online course at www.LocalInvestingCourse.com where you get hours of video tutorials and all the documents and paperwork that I used in my own deals. 30-day guarantee, no risk for you.

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