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New Podcast: How This Real Estate Investor Diversified Into Small Business Acquisitions

An interview with Tato Corcoran

Today's Sponsor

Hello SMB Deal Hunters!

I’m excited to share a new interview with Tato Corcoran.

Tato previously worked in tech for 10 years and built up a portfolio of rental properties.

During Covid, she decided to acquire a small business for additional cashflow to replace her 9-5 income. Fast forward to today, she’s the proud owner of a marble manufacturing business in Wisconsin.

Today's issue is sponsored by 10 East, a membership-based investment firm focused on private market exposures for a select community of institutional and individual investors.


Want me to help you source on and off-market deals, mentor you through closing your first acquisition, and introduce you to investors to fund your deal?


In the interview with Tato, we discuss:

  • How Tato successfully connected with off-market sellers through direct mail (including the EXACT script she used)

  • What software Tato leveraged to find businesses and contact information for business owners (and how she got access to this software for free)

  • How Tato effectively got the business for “free” by buying the real estate

  • How Tato financed the deal

And more!


10 East, led by Michael Leffell, allows qualified individuals to invest alongside private market veterans in vetted deals across private credit, real estate, niche venture/private equity, and other one-off investments that aren’t typically available through traditional channels. 

Benefits of 10 East membership include:  

· Flexibility – members have full discretion over whether to invest on an offering-by-offering basis. 

· Alignment – principals commit material personal capital to every offering.  

· Institutional resources – a dedicated investment team that sources, monitors, and diligences each offering.

10 East is where founders, executives, and portfolio managers from industry-leading firms diversify their personal portfolios.


Invest with me in cash-flowing SMB deals. I’m bringing on a select few investors from this community into businesses I’m buying and investing in.

Get a personal introduction to my preferred SBA 7(a) lender, non-SBA lenders, Quality of Earnings providers, or legal counsel

Raising capital for your deal? I’ll connect you with investors from the SMB Deal Hunter Community.

Interested in selling your business? I’ll help you connect with buyers from the SMB Deal Hunter Community.


Want me to interview you for my podcast? Hit reply.

See you tomorrow with some new deals!

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