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Built to Sell Radio is a weekly podcast for business owners interested in selling a business. Each week, we ask an entrepreneur who has recently sold a business why they decided to sell their business, what they did right and what mistakes they made through the process of exiting their business. Built to Sell Radio is the ultimate insider's guide to approaching the most important financial transaction of your life.
 
Are you looking to sell or buy a business with less than $50 million in annual revenue? At Deal Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the brokerage industry to uncover their secrets. Each podcast is packed with helpful, practical information on topics such as growing a business, drawing up exit strategies and preparing a business for sale. Brought to you by Morgan ...
 
Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business? If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions. Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a ...
 
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There probably is an asset that is nothing more important in an acquisition than the people. They are the ones that make the engine run and carry the entire business. That is why knowing how to handle the integration of the people really matters. Helping you with that, Domenic Rinaldi interviews human resources professional Klint Kendrick to talk a…
 
Peter Carlin started Logicearth to improve how companies teach their employees online. They built e-learning courses that were almost as good as being there in person. They caught the attention of a marketing agency called The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG), which had clients that needed online courses.…
 
Every transaction hangs by the thread of communication. How you get your message across can either make or break a deal. Yet, this important aspect tends to be the most overlooked by many in the M&A industry. That is why in this episode, Domenic Rinaldi invites guest Justin Breen, the CEO of the PR firm, BrEpic Communications LLC, to talk about how…
 
Whether you're a group of investors acquiring a business that you're going to operate yourselves or your company looking to acquire another company, integration is critical. Matot, a fourth-generation dumbwaiter manufacturer, complete a strategic acquisition several years ago. Jim Piper, its President, sits down with Domenic Rinaldi to talk about t…
 
Jonathan Evans was an air ambulance helicopter pilot when he started to think about how drones could safely navigate the sky around him. Commercial pilots had rules of the sky, but there were no guidelines for drones despite companies from Amazon to Walmart beginning to experiment with using drones.
 
Many business owners who sell their businesses wind up being remorseful, not because of the amount of money that they received for their business, but because they don’t know the next thing to do and have lost their purpose. Are you really ready to step aside from your business personally, financially, and emotionally? If you want to learn how to p…
 
It’s a big week at Built to Sell Radio as we celebrate our 250th episode. That’s 250 entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, and owners who have shared their stories and their time over the last 5 years. To mark the event, Built to Sell Radio’s producer, Shawn McDonald, takes over the mic to highlight insights from some of the most talked-about, most popula…
 
Where should you start when you think about integration? In this episode, Jim Jeffries, founder of M&A Leadership Council, joins Domenic Rinaldi to talk about post-merger integration and transition and how that can typically make or break the return on investment for your acquisition. Oftentimes, this phase of the deal gets lost in the shuffle beca…
 
Not nearly talked about in M&A transactions is the critical role of mindset and emotion. Without realizing it, you may have overspent or even over-invested in a transaction or deal that is not giving you the results you expected. Tackling this very important yet often overlooked topic, Domenic Rinaldi sits down with Jason Abell, the President of Re…
 
David Yaffe was working at Google when he spotted an opportunity to connect advertisers with smaller publishers competing for online advertising dollars. He and two friends started Arbor, raised more than $2 million in seed capital and built a prototype. Two years later, Arbor had grown to 25 employees when LiveRamp acquired them for more than $100…
 
From an M&A perspective, healthcare is an interesting frontier that you may want to look into as an investor. On the other hand, as the industry works itself through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a good time for owners who want an exit to start contemplating a sell. Whether you’re an owner looking to sell or an investor looking to dip their toes int…
 
Earnouts are an important part of M&A transactions, with about 20% of all deals involving some form of it in normal circumstances. With COVID-19 at our heels, that percentage is going up as buyers take extra precaution, given the uncertain economic environment we now find ourselves in. Whether you’re a seller or a buyer, it’s important to learn how…
 
As we navigate this uncertain business environment created by COVID-19, both sellers and buyers have to add a few considerations if they’re contemplating an M&A transaction. The question of the PPP loan is certainly one of the elephants in the room. How does it affect an asset’s valuation? How can sellers and buyers protect themselves when entering…
 
In 1995, with just $5,000 in start-up capital, Ashok Vasudevan launched Tasty Bite offering ready-to-eat Indian entrees to American consumers. Twenty-five years later, Tasty Bite is America's largest brand of prepared Indian food sold everywhere, from Walmart to Whole Foods. In 2017, Vasudevan announced he had sold the company to Mars, which has a …
 
There is room for intuition in business, and it can lead us to better decisions and better results. This is what Dean Newlund explores in his podcast, The Business of Intuition. Dean is the CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a training and development firm that offers leadership development programs to medium to large organizations national…
 
Peter Demangos has started two businesses in the Human Resources sector. One was a bootstrapped insurance brokerage where they sold employee benefits programs to large clients. The other was an HR software company called Collage, where Demangos and his co-founders raised $3.5 million of investment capital and sold three years later for $15 million.…
 
Valuing a business is hard enough when things are going well, but valuing a business that has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can be another kind of tricky at best. Joining host, Domenic Rinaldi, in this episode, to talk about how best to get through the motions of these troubled times in your business is Alexandra (Alex) Reed Lajoux, Ph.D.,…
 
Debbie King was running on a treadmill so familiar to service company owners. Her company, Association Analytics, helped associations make sense of their member data, and she was wasting time on proposals that often did not get accepted. Then, when King did win a project, she was creating a custom solution for every job that required her to hire se…
 
In our business evolution, there will come a time where we have to take our business to the markets. Unfortunately, not many small business owners realize the value of their business that this transition can be quite difficult to do. With the help of experts in the mergers and acquisitions space, getting your business sold will be a lot easier. Tak…
 
A significant issue facing many business owners is the impact of underfunded multiemployer pension plans. This is most common, but not exclusive to, unionized businesses. In this episode, Todd Solomon joins Domenic Rinaldi to talk about multiemployer pension plans and addressing the needs of participants. Todd is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery…
 
A significant component of retirement planning is “knowing your number,” i.e., getting a good grasp of how much you need to fund your post-business endeavors – whether it’s operating another business, retirement, or philanthropic work. Joining Domenic Rinaldi on the show today, William “Bill” Douglass, CRPC, CPFA, is an expert in this regard. He is…
 
With the COVID-19 right in front of us, one of the most pressing questions many of us in this industry is how the pandemic will impact M&A deals. Although we are still at the early stages of the crisis, it helps to look at some of the telltale signs of how the landscape is changing. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi is joined by Trevor Crow, a well-…
 
Students need to be prepared to argue either side of the law when discussing a legal issue. That way, you can learn the law from all angles and see every corner of an argument. In today's episode, Domenic Rinaldi is joined by two expert attorneys, John Schreiner and Jeff Petersen, who discuss several legal issues that arise in most M&A transactions…
 
Before the pandemic, fancy salad bars were popping up in major cities across the US, making the category one of the fastest-growing sectors of the restaurant industry. Despite their popularity in major cities, when Ana Chaud moved to Portland, Oregon, she was surprised to see a shortage of good salad options.…
 
Estate planning is a constantly moving and shifting process, and it’s not just something you should be thinking about once in a while. If you constantly keep everything up to date, in case anything ever happens to you, you can rest safe knowing that your loved ones will definitely be taken care of by the wealth you leave behind. Domenic Rinaldi is …
 
When we discover a vaccine or reliable treatment regime for COVID-19, there will inevitably be an unscrupulous gang of counterfeiters trying to make a quick buck by selling fake remedies. Systech International could provide a defense against these crooked operators. Systech has developed technology that allows drug makers to create a unique bar cod…
 
Being that businesses are often among a person’s top three most valuable assets, selling a business isn’t an easy process. There’s a lot to take into account, from the valuation to the buyer selection. At the end of the day, what’s important is that you are able to sell the business and get the most out of it. In a special episode of M&A Unplugged,…
 
Michael Spinosa and Scott Greenwell started a digital marketing agency called Unleashed Technologies at the start of the 2007 financial crisis. Spinosa believes the recession helped Unleashed get started because their flexibility and lower fees enabled them to pick up business from larger rivals who were losing customers amid cost-cutting. By 2019,…
 
Sales and marketing are so important to the lifeblood of a company. Who sits at the center of these is their customer. As such, it is crucial for companies to think of how they are creating valuable content and experiences tailored to them. This is the principle of inbound, and in today’s episode, Domenic Rinaldi sits down to talk deeper about this…
 
Sales conversations can be uncomfortable for most entrepreneurs, especially those who do not want to be constantly on the chase for closing the deal. Top-ranked business coach, Loren Fogelman, joins Domenic Rinaldi today in an engaging episode on making value conversations with prospective clients. Loren prefers to call a sales conversation a value…
 
In 2012, Gabriela Isturiz co-founded Bellefield Systems, a company offering a timekeeping application for lawyers. Over the next seven years, Bellefield grew to 45 employees when Isturiz decided to hire an advisor to find a strategic investor. Given Bellefield's growth and success, Isturiz was hoping the process would garner a valuation of 5-7 time…
 
The primary function of a business is to sell a certain product or range of products, so you’ve always got to keep your eyes on that prize. Making sure your sales function is in tip-top shape is absolutely essential to ensuring your business is in good condition, otherwise, it could mean trouble. Tom Kelly is a professional business coach and the o…
 
It takes a lot of courage to jump into mergers and acquisitions, more so if it is your first deal. Equip yourself with the knowledge of the issues people in the industry commonly encounter with the process and go in prepared. Owner of the Law Office of Joel Ankney, PC, Joel Ankney, shares his expertise and experience on the subject matter. He raise…
 
Adam Ochstein started an HR software company called StratEx in the depths of the 2008 recession. CEOs were asking HR managers to do more with less and Ochstein's software promised to help HR managers do just that. Despite the challenging economic environment, StratEx was an early success and was particularly popular with restaurants. Ochstein decid…
 
One of the often-overlooked areas when it comes to mergers and acquisitions is intellectual property. It is time to change that and bring the necessary conversation forward. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi is joined by Andrea Fuelleman to help guide us on this topic. Andrea is a partner at the law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, where she focuse…
 
Nashville-based Bryan Clayton was running Peachtree, a landscaping business, when the financial crisis of 2008 hit hard. Customers stopped spending money overnight. Clayton gathered his employees together and told them the world had changed and asked each to re-commit to the company. Clayton told them that the road ahead would be challenging, but h…
 
Today’s discussion couldn’t have come at a better time where many business’ stability is at the brink of collapse. Domenic Rinaldi talks with Jeff Sands about corporate turnaround, how you can set things right and save not only your business but people’s jobs as well. Jeff is the Managing Director of Dorset Partners LLC and the author of Corporate …
 
Even before the time of the COVID-19 crisis, the practice of hiring VAs from all over the world had already become common practice, and the crisis only served to expand the practice in more fields. Hiring VAs can be a delicate process because you're entrusting so much to people you've never even met, but once you've established things properly, it …
 
It's ironic that Joshua Dick lives in Italy, one of the country's worst hit by COVID-19 deaths. He moved to Italy with his family as a reward for selling his business, Urnex Brands. Urnex was in the unglamorous business of selling cleaning supplies for coffee makers. As is often the case, the least attractive companies are often some of the most pr…
 
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