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Our mission is to serve Black and Brown aspiring entrepreneurs by exposing them to and preparing them for entrepreneurship through acquisition of established, profitable businesses.


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We’re building a marketplace that builds wealth and generates resources for businesses owned by Black and Brown entrepreneurs. Together, we’re making the economy more equitable—stewarding a legacy of successful entrepreneurship that will inspire the next generation.

Provident1898 is a Black-centric coworking community for innovative entrepreneurs, leaders and artists located in Downtown Durham in an iconic tower of the city’s Black Wall Street legacy.


Interested in being an ACQUIRE aspiring owner? Here’s what you can look forward to as part of the program.

  • LEARN: Learn how to purchase a profitable business from experts and direct mentorships. Gain knowledge and skills to succeed and understand the marketplace. 
  • GROW: Expand your business by networking with experts and potential investors. Enhance your resume. 
  • SUCCEED: Control your schedule and your career. Evolve into a top-notch entrepreneur and build generational wealth.


ACQUIRE is designed to impact the full entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating opportunities for Black and Brown investors, sponsors and business owners. Looking for more ways to get involved with ACQUIRE? Here’s how you can contribute:


  • Fuel local economic development in NC 
  • Support economic equity and help close the wealth gap by investing in Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs
  • Gain early access to profitable acquisitions


  • Gain access to ethnically diverse talent trained to assess and acquire businesses
  • Contribute to economic shifts in diversity, equity and inclusion by funding acquisition entrepreneurship training for Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs
  • Be a part of the solution for closing the economic wealth gap


  • Access qualified, equipped entrepreneurs who can acquire your business
  • Identify potential successors and work with them to build the acquisition plan
  • Market your business to a pool of interested buyers at a low cost

Meet Our Founders

Lebone Moses

Co-Founder and Managing Director of ACQUIRE

Carl Webb

Co-Founder of ACQUIRE and Provident1898

Peter Cvelich

Co-Founder of ACQUIRE and Provident1898

The Promise of briefs: Durham group among those getting NCIDEA funds; Most REtoolNC grants exceeded $21K

Provident1898, a Durham-based coworking community for entrepreneurs, artists and innovators, is among 17 recipients of $1.5 million in grant funding from NC IDEA, a private foundation that supports entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in our state…

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