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Buying a Business Workshop

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Join us for a 4-hour workshop in Sydney.

Develop your buying strategy, learn how to value a business and walk away with a step-by-step action plan to acquire your ideal business.

*very limited seating available for this workshop

Get direct access to all the inside tips on buying a business and advice straight from our industry experts.

Friday 25 August

Level 17, 135 King Street, Sydney

Only 18 seats left!

Get the right strategy and tools to find the business that’s right for you.

Simon Bedard

Business sales and acquisition specialist and your host for the workshop.

We know it can be challenging finding the right business

Are you spread too thin trying to search for a business?

Reviewing listings, requesting information, dealing with brokers and trying to obtain the right information to move forward.

Perhaps you’ve been down this path before, discovered a business that’s peaked your interest only to have the deal fall over because the process became too complicated.

Your business is likely to be the most valuable asset you ever own.

But right now…

You know that you are not approaching your business buying strategy as efficiently as you could

You know that you are probably missing out on opportunities that you simply don’t know about

You know you the value of finding a business with the right model, but might be struggling with where to start

Fortunately there is a better way…

Take away this stress with a step-by-step process delivered by industry experts

We believe

Buyer stress is often caused by a poorly defined system for planning, finding and evaluating businesses.

Your Opportunity

Learn from the experts, access their model for buying a business, and walk away with a plan that you can apply straight away.

PLUS receive a range of helpful tools including:

  • Financial valuation templates
  • The 8 Core Drivers of Value Cheat Sheet
  • Access to The Value Builder Score™
  • Due Diligence Checklist
  • Letter of Offer Template

What We Will Deliver In Our Workshop

In This Workshop You’ll Find Out Exactly How To:

  • Develop your buying criteria
  • Find and research potential businesses that fit your specific profile
  • Engage with vendors and business brokers effectively
  • Value a business using a range of financial models
  • Value the non-financial elements of a business
  • Navigate due diligence with a methodical approach
  • Access the best financing options
  • Close the deal and manage the handover process

Why this workshop will make a difference to you

This workshop will give you a step-by-step system you can follow with ease and simplicity….and it will undoubtedly save you time and money.


Understand what needs to be done at every stage of the business buying process.

This workshop will show you how to overcome the biggest challenges that people face when buying a business.

There’s no doubt that you can get out there and tackle buying a business on your own. The problem is that you can spend a lot of time and money, to find that in the end, you bought a business that wasn’t quite what you thought it would be.


You can attend our workshop and start deploying an actionable, systemised strategy, to fast track your business acquisition.

What makes this workshop unique?

We will introduce you to our proven methodology that will help you understand the fundamental drivers of value in a business. Not only is this ideal for benchmarking a business you want to buy, but it also provides the foundation for building long term value, after you purchase.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for people that:

  • are ready to take action,
  • want a clear strategy and step-by-step plan for buying a business and
  • want to be able to press play on their plan as soon as they leave the workshop.

It’s for you if…

  • You want to leave the corporate world
  • You are an entrepreneur looking for your next venture
  • You have owned a business before, but know you could do it better
  • You are a seasoned investor that wants the inside knowledge from the broking industry
  • You want to expand an existing business by acquiring another company

This training has been designed to deliver 3 outcomes


Create an action-plan on how to find the right business for you



Understand how to value a business



Learn how to structure and negotiate the right deal


It’s time to take control. Give yourself the clarity and tools you need to succeed.

About your hosts

Simon Bedard

Business Sales and Acquisitions (MBA, Dip FM, MAICD)

Simon has over 20 years experience in business ranging from start-ups to large corporates and covering industries such as finance, investment, energy and technology.

He is currently a licensed Business Broker with Ray White Business Sales and is also the Director of a number of companies including:

  • Buy Build Sell, a consultancy helping people build value at all stages of the business ownership lifecycle, and
  • NRL Wheelchair, an affiliated body of the NRL focused on inclusiveness in sport.

Simon holds an MBA with distinction, a diploma in financial markets and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matthew Holland

Principal, Ray White Business Sales Sydney

Matthew has over 25 years experience in business and 10 years experience in the financial planning, finance and franchise industries. Previously the largest multi franchise owner for a well known Australian franchisor and public company. Over a 10 year period Matthew and his team grew a finance book to more than $900 million.

In 2011/2012, Matthew sold this highly awarded combined finance, financial planning and franchise businesses for a record price, still held today. Prior to this Matthew built and sold 2 successful businesses in logistics and importing.

Between 2012 and 2015, Matthew worked as acquisitons manager and director on behalf of several public investment companies. In 2015 Matthew decided to create his own full service brokerage and joined the Ray White team to create, Ray White Business Sales Sydney.