3-day intensive academy for self-funded searchers


september 13-15 2023, los angeles CA

With our wealth of experience in the search, acquisition and operations of small businesses, we are dedicated to increasing the success rate for self-funded searchers. Our goal is to offer comprehensive guidance, valuable resources and funding opportunities, all while ensuring that the searcher retains majority ownership of their business.


3-Day Intensive Academy Designed for Self-Funded Searchers.

Learn everything we know about searching, closing and transitioning.

valuable experience

With the experience and resources of Fairfield Company, you can expect to gain valuable insights into sourcing, closing & operating small businesses.

dream team

In addition to the resources of Fairfield Company, our “Dream Team” (consisting of SBA Lenders, Business Brokers, Due Diligence Experts, Legal, & Insurance) will attend the Academy as well.

peer group

The applicants who are selected to attend the Academy will join a network of searchers to share wins and resources along the journey of acquisition.

continual support

Digital access to all the guides, checklists, and frameworks presented at the Academy to serve as resources once you depart us.

keep in touch

When you leave Los Angeles, we want to keep in touch. We will have 3 group calls to check in on your search process and answer any questions you may have. You will also be invited to a private Slack channel with all the attendees and “Dream Team” as well.

the academy network

Gain access to both equity and debt partners with decades of experience in self-funded search. The Academy will also be attended by owners who were in your shoes just months ago; providing a unique insight into the early days post acquisition.

what you can expect

Three full days of education from our Dream Team followed by dinner & networking.

Food & drinks for all 3 days are included in the cost.

who is a good fit?

  • Self-Funded Searcher (Current & Prospective)
  • Financeable by the SBA
  • US Based
  • Searching for US Based Businesses

what is the cost?

Upon acceptance into the Academy, a non-refundable fee of $2,995 is required to secure your spot. While there are no additional fees, participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Please note that the $2,995 registration fee is fully refundable up to 30 days before the start of the Academy (less a $250 processing fee). If cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the start of the Academy, the registration fee is non-refundable. If you’d like to defer your registration to a future Academy date, we would be happy to transfer your seat.

ready to get started?

apply to join today

have questions?


We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, and we can’t wait to see you in Los Angeles this September.

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