Remember that time I was a millionaire?

This is a post I have been meaning to write for a while.  It’s one of those topics that I go back and forth on whether or not to share. Entrepreneurship has best been described as a roller coaster.  The are ups, downs, corkscrews, and loops.  Sometimes there are... read more

What is wrong with a lifestyle business?

It’s been a few weeks since my last post.  Not much has been happening and I am checking off the boxes for closing on my business (1/15).  I am thinking through and adjusting the business strategy and one question keeps coming up: Am I building a lifestyle... read more

Planning sucks! I need a plan to succeed.

Planning.  It’s one of those things that many entrepreneurs hate but absolutely necessary for success.  We are operators and creators! We like the action of moving day to day and for many of us, business planning of any kind is akin to hearing nails scratch... read more

Buying a business is hard work – Deal Breakdown

I am really taken back by how much support I have received since launching the blog.  Thank You!  Many people have asked about my experience so far, what it took, and how much time I have spent working on getting to where I am in the process. I thought that I would... read more

Rhodium Weekend

I have been working on this acquiring an internet business for about six months.  There is one thing I can tell you for sure.  It is a lonely business, not too many people understand small business on the internet, and there aren’t too many people doing it... read more

Financing & the SBA

Perseverance is something that has always served me well.  I truly believe that if you stick with most things long enough, you can figure it out.   Just keep moving forward and eventually you will break through.  This belief was certainly needed when I recently went... read more

Back in the saddle and finding a business

After spending a few weeks recovering from the recent debacle, I picked myself up and focused on finding a new business.    I contacted the brokers that I had been in touch with before and reactivated all my alerts.  In a short while, I had deal flow and was reviewing... read more

Maybe I should do something safe

Like everyone else I need to earn a living.  At this point (July 2015) its been a year since I left my previous company and had drawn a salary.  During the past year, I worked on an Internet Startup that we never got off the ground and joined another as Co-Founder/... read more

A False Start Continued

In order to properly vet the company, I decided that I would engage Centurica; a company that specializes in diligence on Internet businesses.  I could have done it myself but given I am new to the industry, it’s always smarter to hire an expert.  During the LOI... read more

A False Start

Sometimes you think see things other people don’t and sometimes you are looking at a mirage.  The consumer adage that says  “If something is too good to be true, it probably is” is true when you are a buyer of products and businesses as well.  About 5 months ago... read more

What do you want your life to look like?

About 6 months ago I joined an on demand food startup as  COO.  After about 30 days I realized that the team wasn’t a fit, so I left.   I had no plan and no idea what to do next.  I know I didn’t want to work for a large company but other than that, I had no real... read more

About Me

My name is Matthew Yahes and I am an entrepreneur. It didn’t start out that way but it’s where who I am today. This blog is a live document of my journey to create a portfolio of small internet businesses.

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