In one of his recent YouTube Ads, Roland Frasier says: “Don’t start a business. Buy an existing business. You don’t have to be a rich investor with bags full of cash to buy an existing business. As a matter of fact, you can buy businesses with zero dollars out of pocket. And you won’t have to find customers; you won’t have to find profits; you won’t have to do all the millions of things that people who are starting a business from scratch have to do.”
As the ad carries on, Roland explains that when you buy a business, it’s like starting at the finish line. You get all the good and none of the bad. You don’t really have to worry about competition either since theres millions of profitable businesses you could buy out. So what happens if you don’t have the money to drop on a business right away? You could get a loan, or you could structure the deal in a way where the future profits pay it off.
That’s how Roland was taking over companies that did anywhere from a couple million to 4 billion. Like all the other business acquisition gurus out there, he says you have to find “motivated sellers” who are open to creative structuring. Basically he wants you to target desperate people. “In my EPIC Challenge [which stands for Ethical Profits In Crisis], I’m gonna show you exactly how to position yourself to be what business owners want. I’m gonna show you how to find the right businesses to buy. And then what to say and when to say it. And how to structure the deal. And I’m gonna give you eight different ways to purchase businesses without having to use any of your own money.”
But this begs the question, if the business is profitable, why would they sell. Roland Frasier says they’d sell for lots of reasons. One of which might be their partners or if they need to move money towards something else. They could just be bored, or worse maybe someone close to them died and it’s making them rethink life. Either way, his list is endless.
Alright, so since the guy has the mentality of “you can’t stop me” what types of businesses does he recommend you buy? Basically anything you want, motorcycle stores, skincare companies, marketing agencies, or even Amazon stores. Some of what Roland teaches you to buy is what’s called “traffic assets” these could be Facebook groups or blogs or anything else a large amount of people come through.
So what happens after you buy it? Well he says you improve it and grow it duh! And then you could either keep it or sell it for more. Either way its a cash cow for ya now. “Either way, you’re gonna win,” Roland says. “This works for every industry, every type of business, in every country. Because we’re not using some gimmick or trick. We’re using established business practices and principles that I’ve learned and developed over about 30 years.”
As the ad finishes up, Roland does the infamous guru pitch where he wants you to join his EPIC challenge. It only costs ya $55 and he says he’ll help you target 5 “zero cash down” acquisitions in a period of 5 days. So what do I think? Well, he seems credible and the model definitely makes sense. It’s affordable too, can’t be mad at $55…well as long as there’s no multi-thousand dollar upsells at the end of the 5 days (hint hint). I do wonder though, how many business owners will actually let themselves be bought out with future profits? Plus it can be stressful on so many different levels when taking over a company you know nothing about.