Welcome to

Our free Slack community for people looking to buy, sell or grow businesses or franchises!

We're excited to have you join us! BUT read the below onboarding information before you jump in and start participating!

Submission Form


To help maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that all community members adhere to a few guidelines that are listed below. Don’t worry, the rules are simple. Our policy is final - any violations will be reviewed and are subject to removal from the InsideBiz community.


This is not a community for legal advice and on some range of topics the community members are not giving legal advice and should not be considered responsible for that advice.

Be Respectful

Always be supportive and helpful to others. Speak to others the way you’d like them to speak to you. Help us keep this place as accessible and inclusive as possible.

No Selling

No selling and no lead generation, please and thank you! This space is strictly for people to connect and learn from each other. DO NOT contact a member in order to solicit them without their explicit permission. If anyone reaches out to you trying to solicit you, notify a channel admin.

Keep it in the Community

InsideBiz is a safe space for people to ask questions and share their POV. These conversations should be kept within the confines of the community; no sharing with the outside world.

Actively Participate

The quality and usefulness of this community depends on you: ask questions, answer questions, engage in discourse.

Keep the conversation to the right channel

The best policy is one message, one channel - avoid posting in multiple channels for more visibility (for everyone’s sake)!

We encourage you to help lead the conversation! This community is a forum to engage with other knowledgeable professionals - think of it as a place to discuss strategies, ask questions, share insights, provide mentorship, etc.



Fill out your Slack profile! Where do you work and what do you do? For example, put your company in your name so people know, like Steve (BuyAndSellABusiness.com).


Make sure to add a profile picture so we can put a face to the name!


Introduce yourself in the #introductions channel. Don’t be shy, we won’t bite!


Set your Slack notifications however you prefer. Keep in mind you can leave and join any channel you wish!


What is InsideBiz?

InsideBiz is BuyAndSellABusiness.com’s community for people looking to buy, sell or grow businesses or franchises in the micro market (ideally business or franchises with a EV < $5M). It’s a safe space for people to ask questions and share their knowledge and experience with others! In our community, you’ll find interesting insights from community discussions, upcoming events to sync and network, along with other insight reports about the amazing world of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition.

I want to invite a friend to InsideBiz, why can’t I add them?

We keep the group private to ensure there are no vendors or special interests joining the group! If you have a friend or colleague who should be in InsideBiz, have them apply here.

I applied - how long will it take for my application to get approved?

Applications are reviewed by an admin once a week.

How do I add InsideBiz to my Slack?

Follow this link.

How do I change my email in Slack?

Follow this link.

Who moderates this group?

Multiple people from BuyAndSellABusiness.com help moderate this Slack community.

Have other questions?

If you have questions that haven’t been answered by this page, send an email to support@buyandsellabusiness.com. Someone from our team will get back to you as soon as they can!


We have a range of channels that you'll be automatically added to when you first join. Remember, you can leave and join any channel you wish.

NOTE: We can’t cover everything, but we can try! Suggest channels you’d like to see added to Slack by contacting us here.