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Embark on a transformative journey with Jason W. Phillips, the seasoned owner of the multimillion-dollar Phillips Home Improvements, on the Contractor Freedom Podcast. This podcast is an oasis for small business owners seeking an escape from the all-too-familiar Contractor Prison. Our mission? To help you find your way to the bliss of Contractor Freedom. With Jason's rich experience and certification in human behavior consultation, this show aims to grant you the knowledge and insights requi ...
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Escape the Owner Prison (ETOP) is the Contractors new way to scale, regain control and fast track growth while loving life. As a 30 year veteran business owner and best selling author, Richard Walsh brings incredible guests and insights from the world of business. Discussing the struggles and successes of entrepreneurship in the trades and service arena, ETOP Podcast offers real world solutions to make your business the best it can be while giving you a life worth living!
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The Cashing Out M&A podcast (brought to you by Exitwise) is an open dialogue with fellow founders and former business owners sharing real stories and offering honest advice around selling their companies to some of the top acquirers in the world. Beyond the entertaining and educational exit stories, host and M&A Advisor, Todd Sullivan is here to help demystify the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) process. For example: - How much is my business worth? - What is Net Working Capital? - When should ...
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certifi…
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certifi…
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certifi…
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George Sandmann shares his thoughts on: Creating business engines that deliver predictable profits, cash flow, and sustainable growth Driving predictable, transferable value and a more lucrative M&A transaction GUEST BIO: George Sandmann is an entrepreneur turned growth advisor. An attorney by training, George is an entrepreneur with almost 30 year…
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Mike Finger highlights the three elements all small business owners should focus on when building a company for a future M&A exit: Are your business results desirable? Will an acquirer see value and opportunity in what you have built? Can a buyer duplicate your results? Can the buyer run the business without you? Can you document your results? Is t…
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certifi…
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EPISODE 64: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - CHRIS WISE In this episode, Chris talks about: Asking for help when building your company for the future Coaching founders on how to remove themselves from their businesses to create transferable value How taking care of yourself as a founder or business owner can significantly increase productivity and prevent burno…
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EPISODE 63: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - ROBB GREEN In this episode, Robb talks about: His evaluation criteria for starting eCommerce brands How he decides when it's time to sell a business How he brings his teenage kids into these companies and exposes them to the highs and lows of the life of an entrepreneur GUEST BIO: Robb Green is the owner and visionar…
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certifi…
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EPISODE 62: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - WAYNE PARRISH In this episode, Wayne talks about: His early beginnings as a student journalist at the University of British Columbia Becoming the CEO of Canada Basketball and his relationship with Jerry Colangelo A history lesson of SPORT Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Sports Insider, and ESPN The Magazine How he purc…
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EPISODE 61: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - CHRISTINE NICHOLSON In this episode, Christine talks about: The three things that every founder needs to focus on when building their business The difference between exit planning and succession planning What a perfect succession plan look like GUEST BIO: Christine Nicholson is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exi…
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Jason: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certified human …
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EPISODE 60: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - EDIN BASIC In this episode, Edin talks about: The importance of understanding market trends to know when to invest and when to sell Understanding your exit strategy to make the right decisions while you're building your business, and; How to be ready when your ideal buyer comes knocking GUEST BIO: Edin Basic began hi…
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EPISODE 59: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - SARAH GREIFENBERGER In this episode, Sarah talks about: The various reasons that a business owner considers a business valuation The difference between fair market value, and valuing a business for sale Becoming an Exitwise Ambassador and referring Fathead.com for sale in October, 2023 GUEST BIO: Sarah has been a Cer…
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EPISODE 58: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - JEAN ANNE BOOTH In this episode, Jean Anne talks about: Having multiple strategic investors on your cap table Being prepared for your buyer to change the terms of your exit days before signing Knowing what you should say no to when raising capital or selling your company GUEST BIO: Jean Anne Booth is a serial entrepr…
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EPISODE 57: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - RALEIGH WILLIAMS In this episode, Raleigh talks about: Why business owners should trust their intuition when deciding when to sell their companies How to renegotiate business contracts to make them transferable in an acquisition When you're at the goal line, how you should focus on your why you are selling and not qu…
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[00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certified human behavio…
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EPISODE 56: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - ANDY PAI In this episode, Andy talks about: His entrepreneurial journey of leaving his job as an investment banker and moving to San Francisco with a dream of building a company with several college friends Managing the expectations and attraction of multiple M&A "off-ramps" along the entrepreneurial journey How he i…
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EPISODE 55: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - AUSTIN OGILVIE In this episode, Austin talks about: Turning a Series A Term Sheet into multiple growth and exit options for the business The value of seeking guidance from seasoned CEOs and professionals who have gone through the M&A process in order to structure the right agreements when it came time to sell his bus…
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[00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certified human behavio…
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EPISODE 54: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - LLOYED LOBO In this episode, Lloyed shares: His views on how outsourcing the financial role to professionals helps when it's time to sell the business How bootstrapping (vs. Venture Capital) allowed him to sell on his timetable Why building community is a key differentiator and value driver in any business and even m…
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E53: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - MATT BLUMBERG In this episode, Matt talks about how: Creating better personal relationships with acquirers can de-risk M&A transactions To bounce back from a failed M&A transaction Building a company with a work/life balance in mind can lead to a great outcome GUEST BIO: Matt Blumberg, a former management consultant, a vent…
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[00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certified human behavio…
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E52: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - PROFESSOR JOE O'MAHONEY In this episode, Joe talks about: How his personal M&A experience helps improve his consultancy for his clients How professional service firms are valued during an M&A transaction What great companies do to prepare for an exit How AI is disrupting the M&A world and what founders and entrepreneurs can…
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E51: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - KENAN SALEH In this episode, Kenan talks about: His decision to sell Halo Cars to Lyft so early in his entrepreneurial journey How mentally and emotionally difficult due diligence is after signing an LOI during M&A His advice for other founders thinking about the M&A process, and how his experience will influence his next v…
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[00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of Contractor Freedom and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so you can have the Time, Money, and Freedom to Live Your Life With Purpose Beyond Your Business. As a certified human behavio…
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E50: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - OLIVER LOW In this episode, Oliver talks about: Finding the right buyer for your startup (private equity, family office, strategic buyer, or holding company) The value of surrounding yourself with M&A expertise when selling your business How selling in the "4th inning" can often lead to better liquidity and professional opt…
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E49: THIS WEEK'S GUEST - JONAH MIDANIK In this episode, Jonah discusses: The value of putting an entrepreneurial win on the board Deciding to step down from the CEO role to prepare his company for its next stage of growth Advice for fellow founders thinking about fundraising and the M&A process GUEST BIO: Jonah has been fortunate to see the startup…
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E48: ELISE MITCHELL - 3 TIME FOUNDER & CEO and TIGER 21 CHAIR Today, my guest is Tiger 21 chair and three-time entrepreneur Elise Mitchell, who founded Mitchell Communications Group, which was named a top ten fastest growing PR firm globally. Elise was named PR Week's Public Relations Professional of the Year and a top 50 power player in PR. She's …
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Jason Phillips: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Contractor Freedom Podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape tyranny of Contractor Prison and enter the bliss of Contractor Freedom so that you can have the time, money, and Freedom to live your life with purpose beyond your business. As the owner…
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E47: SVEN MILDER - FOUNDER, STARTUP ADVISOR, and M&A EXPERT Today, Todd Sullivan talks to Sven Milder, a serial entrepreneur who has built, purchased and sold multiple companies throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. Sven understands how to raise capital, how to leverage low cost workforces, and how to use technology to improve efficiencies and prof…
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E46: MELISSA KWAN - 3X BOOTSTRAPPER / CEO OF EWEBINAR Join Todd Sullivan in a conversation with Melissa Kwan, the co-founder and CEO of eWebinar, a top automated webinar platform. Prior to eWebinar, Melissa spent 13 years building three successful companies without venture capital backing. Her last company, Spacio, became the real estate industry's…
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In this episode, join host Jason Phillips as he delves into the world of financial management in supporting small businesses. Our special guest, Annie Newton, hailing from Walla Walla, Washington, brings her expertise as a fractional CFO to the table. Together, Jason and Annie explore the various indicators or pain points that small business owners…
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[00:00:00] Welcome to the contractor freedom podcast. I'm your host, Jason Phillips. This show exists to help small business owners like you escape the tyranny of contractor prison and enter the bliss of contractor freedom so that you can have the time, money, and freedom to live your life with purpose beyond your business. As the owner of a multim…
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E45: Ryan Vaughn - Executive Coach/Founder of Inside Out Leadership Today Todd Sullivan is joined by Ryan Vaughn, the founder of VNN Sports, one of the largest marketing platforms in the U.S. for high school sports. Ryan caught the entrepreneurial bug at an early age when he started selling Pogs to his classmates in the fourth grade. Through the fo…
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E44: Ryan Landau - Founder/CEO of Purpose Jobs and Startup Community Champion Today Todd Sullivan is joined by a great friend, multi-time founder, and Iron Man Athlete, Ryan Landau. Ryan, along with his brother Andrew, built Chalkfly, a company that helped transform how school and office supplies are purchased online. Launched in 2012, Chalkfly was…
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E43: Craig Dickens - Entrepreneur and CEO of JD Merit Investment Bank Today, Todd Sullivan's guest is Craig Dickens, a serial entrepreneur with thirteen exits, who decided to start an investment bank to help demystify the M&A process and help fellow founders create the exits they deserve. Craig is one of the investment bankers on the Exitwise platf…
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42: Today, join Todd Sullivan in his conversation with Nick Huber, a serial entrepreneur who has leveraged his substantial social media audiences to drive incredible value for his businesses and for the entrepreneurs who he advises and invests in with. With a partner, Nick built his first storage service business right out of college, but decided t…
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E41: Join Todd Sullivan and Mac Lackey, a serial entrepreneur who's built and sold six businesses with multiple eight figure exits to NBC Sports and News Corp, just to name a few. Mac has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, USAToday and The New York Times, and now spends his time working with business owners through his ext…
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E40: Join Todd Sullivan and Greg Head, a software and SaaS expert with multiple exits under his belt, as they discuss his background building exceptional businesses, the experiences that shaped his view of Venture Capital as a growth vehicle, and his path to becoming a champion for practical founders everywhere. Greg not only explains how venture c…
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E39: Today our guest is Derek Gaskins, a good friend and founder of Retail Bloom (now Blue Wheel Media), a full service e-commerce and digital marketing company, which Derek created inside the walls of his family's third generation business, Aleva Stores. Derek grew this business quickly and then separated it from his family's business to sell it t…
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E38: Join Todd Sullivan and Kim Kaupe, Founder of Bright Ideas Only and weekly host of the Coffee With Kim podcast, as they discuss her journey to entrepreneurship and the adventures of creating a number of ultra-successful businesses and media agencies. Kim also dives into the experience of trying to sell one of her business in 2022, and the decis…
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E37: On today's episode of Cashing Out, Todd Sullivan speaks with Adam Coffey, a CEO, Board Member, Best-Selling Author (x2), and Acclaimed International Speaker. Adam is a respected mentor to MBA candidates and a sought-after speaker at UCLA. He brings diverse expertise from commercial and industrial service businesses, alongside being a licensed …
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E36: Join Todd Sullivan as he speaks with Tyler Hall, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Drivably, a resource inventory platform for car dealers. Tyler sold his business to a highly strategic public company, ACV, which was the leading digital automotive marketplace for car dealers. This exit was a home run for Tyler and his team, but his stories …
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E35: On today's special episode of The Cashing Out Podcast I'm speaking with Larry Simon, a Certified Public Accountant and partner at Doeren Mayhew, a top accounting firm in North America. Now, instead of our typical format of interviewing a founder who has built and sold a business, we thought we would interview an M&A expert to educate our found…
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E34: On today's episode of Cashing Out, we speak to the founder and CEO of Bray & Co - Peter Bray. Peter has held executive roles with some of the largest ad agencies in the world, including Saatchi and Saatchi, where he was CEO of The Brand Shop and WPP, where he was the firm's global head of digital. But early in his career, Peter was a highly su…
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E33: On today's episode of the Cashing Out podcast we are very fortunate to be chatting with April Anthony, currently the founder of the VitalCaring Group, which is her fourth home health care company. April is a home health care and technology entrepreneur with three exits under her belt. She started her career as an accountant, but at the age of …
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E32: Join Todd Sullivan as he interviews A.J. Lawrence, a self-proclaimed journeyman entrepreneur with multiple exits under his belt. A.J. sold his first web development business to an ad agency a few years out of college. He then moved into I.T. hardware and sold his Wi-Fi router business to his main hardware supplier. AJ capped it off in 2021 by …
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E31: On today’s episode of the Cashing Out podcast, co-hosts Todd Sullivan and Brian Dukes speak to James “Bud” Petcoff, a prolific entrepreneur and CEO. Bud has more than 35 years of insurance industry experience, including founding North Pointe Insurance Co. in 1986, taking it public in 2005, and facilitating its sale to QBE Holdings Inc. in 2008…
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E30: Today, my guest is Rob Emery, a serial telecom and pet industry entrepreneur with two exits under his belt. Early in his career, Rob started selling cell phones through his own retail outlets. After merging his retail locations with a franchise partner, Rob sold off his retail locations and founded ProtectCELL to focus on selling cell phone pr…
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