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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.
 
Buying a business is a blend of process, timing, and luck. A few times a week Ryan Condie shares the deals he’s looking at in a short form podcast. Listen in on updates from investors and bankers. Whether you’re buying a business to own and operate or building up your passive income, you’ll learn what to focus on and what to avoid during acquisition.
 
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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Elliott and I dive into a real deal that was for sale. Elliott has evaluated 1,000’s of businesses and has lots of tools and tricks for due diligence on a business. We change the numbers on a percentage basis to keep things anonymous and this is not for sale anymore. What’s fun here is that Elliott is more about where the business is today and the …
 
Patrick, a long-time listener, we connect in San Diego and dive into 4 ways he can find unsexy difficult businesses. I toss in a bonus there too. 1. Where do the owners hang out? 2. CPA, Bookkeepers, Lawyers, Financial Planners 3. Owners know Owners. 4. Mailers Bonus - Suppliers...who supplies these unsexy businesses the raw goods? Episode Resource…
 
Steve has invested in over 25 different search fund deals. That’s a lot. He’s also got an incredibly successful entrepreneurial background with multiple exits. We dive into… - Different Types of Search Funds with Pros / Cons - How Investors evaluate deals - Expected Returns for Searchers and Investors Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http…
 
Cam and Sean sold their eCom business in May 2021 after 5 years. We dive into… - Why sell their perfectly good business - The selling process - What they learned about their business from selling Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Connect with…
 
2 Offline, 1 Online Business Listings I'm Looking at Right Now 1. https://www.bizbuysell.com/Business-Opportunity/flight-training-center-for-sale/1859092/ 2. https://feinternational.com/buy-a-website/19442-saas-recurring-subscription-data-backup-recovery-software-suite-215k-mrr 3. https://www.alpinebusinessbrokers.com/towing-business/ Episode Resou…
 
Back in 2006, Michael Kaplan and his partners bought into a Zerorez Carpet and Living Surfaces Care franchise. The business was generating $300,000 in revenue and losing $40,000 a year. By 2019, the company was generating $17 million in revenue when Kaplan and his partner had an irreconcilable dust-up which led to Kaplan triggering their shotgun pa…
 
Lisa is back with over 30 years of SBA lending experience. We dive into the From Searcher to CEO doc that Live Oak Bank just published. It’s Part 1 but here are a few key points. — Key dependencies that are often overlooked in SMB — Where searchers mess up with working capital Episode Resources Searcher to CEO Guide Self Funded Searcher Lender Offi…
 
In 2017, Justin Adams co-founded Digitize.AI to help hospitals get paid. They used artificial intelligence to get medical treatments pre-approved by insurance companies ensuring their patients could pay their medical bills. The business was hungry for cash, and Adams and his wife put everything their young family had into the idea. At one point, Ad…
 
This is a podcast about buying business. I dive into how to stand out as a buyer to a broker. Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Live Oak Bank is a seasoned SMB lender providing SBA and conventional financing for search funds, independent spon…
 
Cheryl Contee co-founded Attentive.ly along with Rosalyn Lemieux. Together, the partners offered a Software as a Service (SaaS) app that helped non-for-profit organizations perform “social listening”. Their offering was used by organizations to identify and drive engagement among their influencers.
 
Jesse Safir throws down nuggets of gold here. This is a fun convo with someone who bought a business and doesn’t paint the rosy picture. We dive into… - The issues with small businesses - Acquiring 9 months before COVID - Endless pivots to save his business over the past 2 years Check out ABGPrint.com for any of your printing needs. Episode Resourc…
 
Sam started a business and then needed an operator as he realized that was not his skill set or his passion. Intersection of operators and capital Deal structures Why buy communities Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Live Oak Bank is a season…
 
By now, you're accustomed to hearing John Warrillow ask the tough questions. Every month, we turn the tables and grill John on his favorite anecdotes and transferrable lessons from the latest batch of guests on Built to Sell Radio. In this episode, Dr. Jeremy Weisz gets John to reflect on what stood out, any missed opportunities, and how each story…
 
John recently bought a micro SaaS company while keeping his day job. We dive into… His criteria for searching Lessons learned on this first acquisition What he’s targeting right now. John is a great follow on Twitter. Check him out below. Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https…
 
Michèle Hecken built Alpha Translations up to $4.4 Million (USD) in revenue and almost a million dollars in EBITDA before she sold it in 2019 for $6 million cash (6.7 x normalized EBITDA). It was a fantastic exit for Hecken who got her start in University translating legal contracts from German to English.…
 
Like many young couples, Ben & Ariel Zvaifler got a puppy and found themselves trying to figure out how to train it. They wondered what toys were safe and what kind of food to give to their brand-new puppy. The couple figured they weren't alone and decided to launch PupBox, a subscription box for new puppy owners that offered owners training guides…
 
Henry Johnson bought a Shopify app. Henry is a consummate learner. He has a background in technology sales and is the owner of multiple businesses. Most recently he purchased a Shopify app called PushLast. I’ve used Shopify for years but never jumped into the app side of things. It’s an interesting play for anyone who wants to buy something on the …
 
Disney owns 13 of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time. They own a huge chunk of TV. Disney did not start those from scratch. They bought them. I do a quick dive into some corporate buying sprees from Disney but every company you've ever heard of (aka large companies) made a bunch of acquisitions to get there. Episode Resources Connect wit…
 
Nick Huber was a track star at Cornell when he fielded a call from a parent that would change his life. A fellow student needed to store their stuff over the summer, and Huber was offered money to pick up his classmate’s stuff and keep it until the fall. Huber realized that other students who lived out-of-state might need a similar service, and Sto…
 
Cary Moretti is the founder of NewSportMedia, an IT consulting company that does work with sports leagues. Along the way, Moretti created a software application called LeagueStat. The app helped hockey leagues like the AHL and CHL provide fans, journalists, parents, and scouts with real-time statistics on their favorite teams.…
 
David Barnett has been an owner, broker, buyer, seller, and everything in between. He’s written a dozen books or so about buying and building companies. This is a fun conversation. We dive into… — Don’t Start a company from scratch, Buy a Foundational Company First — How to get a deal done — Cash Flow Forecasts — Buyers and Sellers need to Collabor…
 
Dr. Kristin Kahle helps businesses pick a benefits program for their employees. She started three insurance agencies and the first two were service businesses that sold for a modest 1.5-2 times EBITDA. With her third business, Kahle wanted to attract a higher multiple, so she decided to transform it into a technology company.…
 
Tyler Gillespie lives in Columbia for half the year and Aspen the other half. He’s built and sold 2 companies and developed formulas to “Building to Sell” his companies. We dive into… What is Productized Service Starting offline and moving to online businesses Building to sell Building around the desired lifestyle His 2 exits Tyler also has acquire…
 
This episode mainly applies to online deals but 12 months ago, there was an absolute low in the industry. Now 12 months later in the middle of 2021, it's the hottest it's ever been. Is it high? Who knows. Is it the new normal? Who knows. SBA deals are not winning nearly as many online deals as before. I dive into why not and how to stand out. Episo…
 
Dave Lowell is a different breed of a Financial Planner. He helps you design your financial plan around your lifestyle AND NOT the other way around. You want to build an awesome business while living an awesome life. We dive into… Talking finances Talking what your end game is, ideal lifestyle Why you do certain things Talking money with your spous…
 
M&A Unplugged Season 1 is coming to an end. Season 2 will be back after this summer. Visit our website to download our free resources for those wishing to buy or sell a business: https://k2adviser.com/resources/ If you enjoy our content, please remember to subscribe and leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again on the next episode of M&A …
 
Elliott Holland is a legend in the space and covered due diligence on hundreds of companies. He’s down to earth and gives us a playbook for buyers to avoid mistakes. We dive into… The 5 biggest mistakes when buying a company How to stand out as a buyer How to establish working capital projections *HUGE PITFALL for buyers Episode Resources Connect w…
 
Along with three friends, Sebastian Johnston co-founded TheAmazeApp in 2014. The idea was based on a simple idea. Social media influencers could upload a picture of what they were wearing and tag the clothing on TheAmazeApp’s database of e-commerce retailers. Then, when one of their followers purchased the item, TheAmazeApp would receive a commissi…
 
Ujwal Velagapudi bought a sports bar while keeping his day job. It was nuts. No bartender 1 hour before opening on his 1st day. Put an ad on craigslist and luckily someone showed up a few minutes before opening to handle it. That opening weekend was his busiest weekend he ever had. We dive into… How to get a deal done Risk with deals What he would …
 
Joe Valley is a serial entrepreneur, EXITpreneur, author, advisor, and partner at Quiet Light Brokerage, one of the leading online-focused M&A firms in the world. He has built, bought, and sold over a half dozen companies of his own, and has helped thousands of online entrepreneurs achieve their goals. You need to spend $1 - 15 for your education. …
 
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