About Us

About Us

PAIN TO PROFIT$  is a complete resource for SMB entrepreneurs that brings together experts, newbies, and everyone in between through story, education, community, and pragmatic insight to help you start, sell, buy, or build your businesses. We offer a community of entrepreneurs, content, courses, events, and tools, and the #1 curated newsletter for entrepreneurs that helps you turn the pain of starting, selling, building, or buying a business into profit$.

Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned vet, you will learn valuable tips, find partners, source capital, buy businesses, sell your businesses, and gain access to the largest single source of entrepreneurial content and community.

For less than your daily cup of coffee,  get hundreds of hours of the most cutting-edge content, information, research, and insight curated to your inbox that will level you up as you start, build, buy, or prepare to sell your business.

The Catalyst 

In May of 2008, I graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Human physiology, only to walk into a stock and commodities trading firm the following Monday. Over the next 14 years, I spent my career in finance, investing, business, and entrepreneurship and worked intently with SMBs for 9+ years.

Day in and Day out I saw businesses fail and it drove me crazy as I watched these business owners consistently make the same mistakes.  Its not that they weren't capable. However, they were applying the wrong tactics and solutions to their problems.

Did you know that less than 9% of entrepreneurs have Masters Degrees in business.

This means that 91% of entrepreneurs learn by doing.  It also means that you don't need a business degree or an MBA if you want to be an Entrepreneur. You will learn 10 times more by being in the game than you ever will in a classroom. That said, we can learn a lot from the wisdom of others and avoid some of the pitfalls that come with a lack of experience.  Personally,  I am reading or listening to books, podcasts, YouTube, and Tiktok in order to level up, every day.  

One day, I had a trivial idea:

What if there was a centralized resource of all the best entrepreneurship information where business owners across the spectrum, at various stages in their business lifecycle, could source the insight they needed at the moment they needed it most?

It sounded like a tall order.  But similar to doctors or lawyers, it is impossible to remember every single thing you need to know from the top of your head.  But with a foundation, context, and resources you can find all the answers you need.  The problem is, there was no resource that solves this problem.  As an entrepreneur, I saw an opportunity to make this antiquated process much more modern and efficient by creating a centralized resource.  

There are 500,000 + new businesses being formed every single month, but 20% fail in the first year, 80% in the second year, and of those that make it past 5 years, 65% fail by year 10.   And even if can make it past the first few years, how do you keep growing? And still yet, even if you built a successful business, what happens when you are ready to retire or sell it?  Entrepreneurs need a way to source more knowledge as they grow in experience a reach a new stage of their business.

Knowledge + Experience = Entrepreneurial Confidence & Competence

At every stage of your business journey, there are going to be new challenges that you have not experienced before, and that is when you need the PAIN TO PROFIT$ content. The bottom line is, entrepreneurship is a skill and it requires you to constantly be learning and evolving in order to stay cutting edge, start, buy, and grow your business.  

The Mission

Help Entrepreneurs achieve greater freedom of time, money, relationship, and purpose through story, experience, and curation of the most relevant content available.

The Next Gold Rush

There are 2.34M baby boomer-owned businesses & 58% of them do not have a transition or succession plan, which means there is a massive wave of businesses that need to be sold or will close.  This means there is a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs to buy businesses.  This also means there is an entire generation of business owners who have never sold a business before, and they need the information to help them cross this new stage in their business lifecycle.

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Stay up to date with new content sent straight to your inbox! No more worrying about whether you missed something because of a pesky algorithm or news feed. Each week we invest 10+ hours to research, distill, & curate content that will help you level up as you start, build, buy, or prepare to sell your business. We cover topics like Self Development & Insider Interviews, Sales & Marketing Insights, Innovation, Leadership & Culture, Businesses For Sale & Investment Opportunities, Federal Employer Changes, Technology, Human Capital & Finance, and New Innovative Business Models.

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About the Founder

Pain to Profit is an independent platform launched in August 2022 by Samson Jagoras. If you subscribe today, you'll get full access to the platform, our curated newsletter of the top insights and resources for entrepreneurs, access to our hand-picked businesses for sale, and the opportunity to invest alongside me and my team as we buy businesses across the country.