Alex Vantarakis is a serial entrepreneur and national authority on mergers and acquisitions. He is the founder and President of The Vant Group, an industry-leading company that plans and supports business transfer transactions for a diverse client base. Since its foundation in 1999, The Vant Group has consistently outperformed industry averages along every performance metric in the mergers and acquisitions industry. In addition to his work at The Vant Group, Alex is the owner of Thornhill Catering in Dallas, Texas. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a degree in Finance from Boston College.
Alex joins me today to offer advice on buying and selling businesses. He describes his life growing up with entrepreneurial parents and explains how he became passionate about helping business owners get ready and sell their businesses to the market. He discusses why some entrepreneurial skills can’t be taught through formal education. He reveals the characteristics that make the best and worst business buyers and sellers. Alex also highlights the value of giving back to the community and underscores why communication and people skills are essential to all kinds of business owners.
“No matter what business you buy, you’re always selling.” - Alex Vantarakis