Exit Planning

How to Thrive in a Family Business with Tom Deans

How to Thrive in a Family Business with Tom Deans On this show, Ed had an opportunity to visit Tom Deans who is a wealth of knowledge.Tom Deans is the author of Willing Wisdom and Every Family’s Business. Tom is probably the foremost thought leader on family businesses and the unique dynamic associated with it….

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How to Sell a SkyZone

How to Sell a SkyZone This week, Ed had the opportunity to visit with Joe Dillon. Joe is an entrepreneur and a deal-maker. He has facilitated a number of transactions and most recently, he’s been doing several jump parks. It is interesting to sit down and listen to what Joe has seen in the marketplace…

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Could You Sell Your Business in 2020?

Could You Sell Your Business in 2020? Could you sell your business in 2020? The answer is yes, but you have to understand the sale process and what it means to actually go to the market. In this episode, I took it from a webinar that I did. This is always one of the most…

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Rod Burkert – Who is the right appraiser for you?

Rod Burkert – Who is the right appraiser for you? On today’s show, Ed is delighted to visit with Rod Burkert. Rod is Ed’s long-time friend. They have known each other for at least 20 years. Rod has been in the valuation community for so long, and everyone coming up through the valuation ranks would…

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Wendy Dickinson – Psychology of the M & A Process

Wendy Dickinson – Psychology of the M & A Process In this week’s episode, Ed had the opportunity to talk to Wendy Dickinson. Those people who are in the valuation and sale work like Ed, so much of the challenges that you face are emotional. Wendy’s practice, Ascend to Sell, hits this head-on. For those…

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John Nieuwenburg – Coaching a Business Owner to Increase the Value of the Business

John Nieuwenburg – Coaching a Business Owner to Increase the Value of the Business Do you sometimes think it’s about time you get a business coach? What are the tell-tale signs that you need a coach? And how will you know whether that coach is right for you? In this week’s episode, Ed and his…

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Greg Stanley – Secrets of Value Growth with the Right Revenue

Greg Stanley – Secrets of Value Growth with the Right Revenue On today’s show, Ed talks with Greg Stanley, owner of Accelerant Consultants, on the sub-segments of revenue. Ed and Greg uncover tips to increase business value by sharing common value gaps, evaluation perspectives, thoughts on sales and marketing integration, and why business owners should…

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ESOPs – Are They Right for Your Business?

ESOPs – Are They Right for Your Business? On today’s show, Ed connects with finance experts Andy and Mark to dig into all things ESOP. Many people want to offer stock options to their employees but don’t really understand the implications or process. Andy Manchir and Mark Flinchum of Indianapolis based CPA firm Katz, Sapper…

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Heather Haas – Building Value with the Right People

Heather Haas of Advisa – Right People in Right Positions = Increased Business Value Heather Haas is the president of Advisa and has been working with small and mid-sized businesses for years. Advisa provides assessments and workforce analytics as well as training and coaching to help businesses optimize their performance and align their people strategies…

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Mike Finger – Preparing Business Owners for a Successful Exit

Mike Finger – Coaching Business Owners to a Successful Exit Today on the show, Ed gets to talk shop with Mike Finger, a multiple times over successful business owner and founder of www.exitoasis.com. Over the last 25 years, Mike has bought and sold multiple businesses and learned the hard way exactly what makes a business…

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