The Jake Files

May 11, 2006

Goodbye Corporate America!

Filed under: Chandler,Economy & Business,Job Loss,Self-employment,Unemployment,Work — Amazing Jake @ 11:28 am

The Amazing Jake is soon to be a small business owner.  As regular readers know, I've been searching for a new career since March 20th of this year, and as I wrote about yesterday regarding my brief absence from blogging, I spent a lot of time over the past week and a half ruminating over my future.  Last night I made an offer on an existing small business in Chandler, and the current owner accepted this morning.

So, now begins the due diligence process.  Assuming everything checks out with the financials, business equipment and fixtures, etc., I'll close on the business at the end of the month. 

It's a little disconcerting to take such a huge chunk out of your personal savings.  But, I feel more stress-free than I have in a long time.



  1. Hey, that’s great, Jake! Hope the rest of it goes smoothly.

    Can we know at least what industry/sector you’ll be working in?

    Comment by Geo — May 13, 2006 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  2. Good luck!

    Comment by Geoff — May 14, 2006 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  3. Congradulations and good luck on your new venture. Let us know what the busness in so we can help support you 🙂

    Comment by Josh E. — May 15, 2006 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  4. Thanks for the good wishes. I’m still in due diligence right now, reviewing financials and inspecting equipment, etc. If all goes well, I’ll close on the business at the end of the month; until then, I’m under a confidentiality agreement.

    Comment by Amazing Jake — May 16, 2006 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  5. It looks like you had a nice blog going here – Hope your are doing well


    Terry Roe

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2012 @ 3:00 am | Reply

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