I’m Dreaming Again!
Heads up y’all. This blog’s a little different from my typical ones because I’m asking for your help. God’s given me a clear vision. A new dream! It’s big and bold. And I can’t do it without you. Ready for it?
I’m looking for my first business to buy!
How’d I Get Here?
Who but the Lord? Over the past year, I’ve been praying for God to give me clarity about how He wants to continue using me for His glory. And through a crazy chain of events—meeting people, reading, studying and praying a ton—He’s done just that. Here’s what He’s revealed to me.
Too Many Businesses Shut Their Doors.
More than 2,000,000 businesses are for sale in the United States. But only 8% of those businesses will actually sell. What will happen to the others? They’ll shut their doors and close down shop.
This is a sad reality for far too many business owners. Years of sweat equity—of chasing dreams and building a business to provide for families, neighborhoods and communities—gone in a flash. Many of these are viable businesses. Ones whose legacies could and should live on.
These statistics are especially sobering when considering Kingdom-focused businesses “[God’s business, managed God’s way, by God’s steward, for God’s purposes in the world]” (Patrice Tsague). As Christians, we have a great responsibility to steward what isn’t ours to keep in the first place. It’s all His!
Selling to Kingdom-Focused Buyers.
The purpose of business lies within the context of life – to glorify God and enjoy Him forever! I’d like to challenge Kingdom-focused business owners to consider that there might be a much larger story God is writing. Like Moses and Joshua or David and Solomon, God may be using your business as the catalyst to fulfill His greater purpose through your successor.
It shouldn’t be all about selling for top dollar. But about selling to someone who will continue to steward what God’s so graciously blessed you with. For His glory and purposes!
Will Your Dream Outlive You?
In his book Chase the Lion, author and pastor Mark Batterson reminds us that, “our greatest legacy isn’t our dream; it’s the dreams we inspire in others! We aren’t just dreamers; we’re dreamcatchers.”
So, if you’re a business owner approaching retirement, I hope you’re asking yourself these questions. Will my dream outlive me? What does God want me to do with my business when I retire? How can my business continue to have eternal benefit? How will I impact the next generation? Is there a believer I can sell my business to who will carry on the torch?
I’m Ready To Buy A Business.
God has given me a clear vision to carry on the legacy of Kingdom-focused business owners. But, I also have no problem buying from someone without this focus, and turning it into a Kingdom-focused business.
I might not be the highest or most qualified bidder. But I can promise you this—I will continue leading the business for His glory!
Imagine 20 years from now and your business is as successful as it’s ever been. The impact will ripple through generation after generation! Your company will continue to shape, not only your community, but eternity, well beyond your years.
What I’m Looking For In A Business To Buy.
- $500,000 – $12,000,000 in revenue
- Based in North Carolina
- Industries: engineering, manufacturing, transportation logistics, professional services, IT and media
- Owners transitioning into retirement
How You Can Help.
- If you have a business to sell, please consider selling your business to me? I’d love to connect and start the conversation.
- If you don’t have a business to sell, would you please pass this along to other business owners you know? Or, even better, make an introduction for me. I’d love to connect with them.
- Lastly, if God puts someone on your heart who needs to hear this message, please pass this blog along.
Thank you for helping me chase my dreams. Mean it!
For His glory!
Be bold. Be brave. Keep the faith!