EP 165: Buying Small Businesses with Codie Sanchez

business Mar 26, 2021

Start to think about yourself as a portfolio manager instead of an individual expert. On today’s episode, we talk with Codie Sanchez, investor and business founder on how you can diversify your portfolio and invest in small businesses.

There are 2.5 million small businesses for sale and buying one can give you huge returns. We discuss with Codie how women can get started in investing or buying small businesses, how to evaluate businesses for sale, what to look for in a profitable business and what industries to stay away from, and the mindset shift needed to be successful in this space. Codie also shares with us resources you can use and steps you can take right now.

Codie Sanchez is a Managing Director and Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a growth equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. She is the founder of Contrarian Thinking series, a weekly email followed by 100k+. She is also a co-founder of Unconventional Acquisitions, a firm focused on small business acquisition and teaching others how to execute on micro-PE. Prior to EEC she led and built out First Trust's $1 billion+ AUM business in Latin America Investments and held leadership positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard.

She started her career as a journalist where she won the JFK award and the Howard Buffett Foundation grant for covering human trafficking. Sanchez is a pundit and columnist on investing, cannabis and startups, highlighted on CNBC, Fox, The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español and Business Wire.

On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Codie including:

  • How you can get started in buying a small business
  • How small business can be a great way to diversify your portfolio
  • Ways to structure the acquisition to minimize the work involved
  • Why you should think of yourself as a manager of portfolios and not just a real estate investor
  • Which industries to stay away from


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