Episode #031

How Kevin McArdle Quit His Job and Bought 28 Businesses in Two Years

Most aspiring entrepreneurs assume they have to start from scratch. But when Kevin McArdle left his job at 38 with a wife, a mortgage, and 4 kids, he wanted to get a head start. Learn how Kevin and his partners at SureSwift Capital bought almost 30 companies in two years, and how they're helping to change founders' lives through 6- and 7-figure exits.

Transcript

Courtland Allen 0h 0m 7s

What's up everybody? This is Courtland from IndieHackers.com, where I talk to the founders of profitable internet businesses to try to get a sense of what's going on behind the scenes at their companies so that the rest of us can learn from their example.

Today, I'm talking to Kevin McArdle, the founder of SureSwift Capital. Instead of starting companies from scratch, what Kevin does is acquire companies. But not in the manner that you might be familiar with.

The companies that Kevin buys are not VC-funded rocket ships. Instead, he invests in smaller revenue-generating companies that are often run by small teams or even solo founders. Kevin has only been doing this a couple of years, but he's already bought something close to 30 companies.

Now, most of us entrepreneurs don't really consider buying a company to be a viable option. We think we have to start one from scratch. So, my goal here is not only to learn what kinds of things that you as a founder can do to sell your business to somebody like Kevin, but also to find out what kind of lessons Kevin himself has learned in the past couple of years having bought so many companies and find out if this is a viable path for other would-be founders to take.

So, without further ado, I present to you Kevin McArdle.

Courtland Allen 0h 1m 9s

I'm here with Kevin McArdle of SureSwift Capital. Kevin, how's it going?

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