110: Next Generation Disruptive Successor, Jonathan Goldhill
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by Laurie Barkman
1w ago
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109: Succession Stories Rewind with Laurie Barkman
Succession Stories
by Laurie Barkman
3w ago
Catch up on the Succession Stories Podcast with highlights from recent episodes. Host Laurie Barkman spotlights the challenges of business transition, M&A exits, and succession in this special Rewind episode. Topics include building a more sellable business with Jeffrey Feldberg, how to value a business with Fred Kaplan and Kristi Poszlusny, and spotting hidden risk factors in business transferability with Rebecca Monet.  Whether you’re a long-time listener or new to the show, subscribe to Succession Stories in your favorite podcast player, and on YouTube, so you don’t miss any episod ..read more
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108: Journeyman Entrepreneurship with A.J. Lawrence, Beyond 8 Figures
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by Laurie Barkman
2M ago
A.J. Lawrence is the host of the Beyond 8-Figures Podcast. Having sold several companies for 7-figure exits, A.J. continues to explore opportunities to reach $10 million and beyond and calls himself a journeyman entrepreneur finding joy in learning from others and implementing these insights. Listen as host Laurie Barkman talks with A.J. about his experience building and selling businesses, dealing with issues, and finding a new path in acquisition entrepreneurship. A.J. has an appreciation for learning from other entrepreneurs and how to deal with issues. You may feel that you're the only one ..read more
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107: Making Your Business Transferable, Rebecca Monet
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by Laurie Barkman
2M ago
If you’re planning to sell your company one day, how transferable would it be to a new owner? Rebecca Monet joins host Laurie Barkman to share her story about building businesses, letting go, and tough lessons she learned along the way. Rebecca is the CEO and Chief Scientist of Zorakle Profiles. With her prior company, she developed intellectual property that fostered sales growth and a strong client relationship. What could have become a channel of growth unexpectedly became her biggest risk. Having trusted advisors on your side can help avoid unforeseen pitfalls like these.   Listen in ..read more
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106: How to Apply Warrior Principles To Your Business, Zachary Green
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by Laurie Barkman
3M ago
Much like a warrior, being an entrepreneur entails risk, struggle, grit, and bravery. How can you muster strength to push through even the greatest odds? On this episode, Zachary Green joins host Laurie Barkman to unpack how warrior principles can be applied to business. Zachary is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the founder and former CEO of MN8 LumAware/Foxfire. He grew the company from the trunk of his car to over $30 million in organic sales. His book, Warrior Entrepreneur, revolves around the science of growth that comes from challenge and adversity. These hardships prepare you for your c ..read more
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105: Skills To Build Your Business Are Not Same To Sell It, Jeffrey Feldberg
Succession Stories
by Laurie Barkman
3M ago
How do you master something you've never done before, like selling your business? Entrepreneurs don’t start and build their companies on their own. And neither should they plan their business transition or exit strategy without trusted experts in their corner. Jeffrey Feldberg is the Co-founder and CEO of Deep Wealth, a company that helps business owners learn how to prepare for a maximum-value exit.   Jeffrey founded and scaled an eLearning company, Embanet, with his partners and eventually sold the business. Incredibly, they rejected the first offer for seven figures, but ended up ..read more
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104: Business Valuation Benefits and Myths, Fred Kaplan and Kristi Posluszny - Stony Hill Advisors
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by Laurie Barkman
4M ago
98% of business owners don’t know what their business is worth. It’s risky not to know what the value of your business is since it may be the largest piece of your net worth. This can be a problem for owners who are not able to recoup their investment when they want to retire. Kristi Posluszny and Fred Kaplan from Stony Hill Advisors join host Laurie Barkman to discuss business valuations. Stony Hill is a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm for small to mid-size companies across the US. Kristi has a background in Investment Banking and Middle Market M&A with a focus on advising companie ..read more
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103: Don’t Ignore The Ultimate Finish Line with Mark Fujiwara, Baird
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by Laurie Barkman
4M ago
Health and happiness after selling your company is often ignored. Business owners race hard to maximize monetary returns, but is it the ultimate finish line? This week on Succession Stories, Mark Fujiwara joins Laurie Barkman for a conversation about the succession journey. Mark Fujiwara is a Director at Baird, bringing solutions to 8-figure and 9-figure families and businesses. Working with many clients over the past 30 years who have been through succession and business exits, Mark has seen first-hand how selling the business means more than just the dollar amount of the transaction.   ..read more
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102: Creating the Family Enterprise of the Future, Nike Anani
Succession Stories
by Laurie Barkman
5M ago
Succession Stories welcomes Nike Anani back to the show. Nike is an international award-winning entrepreneur, succession specialist, and legacy planning expert for future-focused business families. She’s the host of The Connected Generation, a top 10 podcast for family enterprises globally. Nike joins Laurie Barkman for a conversation on how families can better connect, collaborate, and create to encourage diversity of thought to co-create the businesses of the future that they envision. Listen in to learn more about: Why founders need to invest in relational factors for smooth transition Hav ..read more
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101: Succession Stories Podcast Rewind, a Replay of Selected Guests
Succession Stories
by Laurie Barkman
5M ago
We're rewinding the first 100 episodes of the Succession Stories Podcast. Host Laurie Barkman shares favorite clips spotlighting key themes of the show– innovation, growth, and transition. Today's Rewind topics include next generation leadership, corporate innovation, enterprise value scorecards, and succession.   This episode re-broadcasts clips from conversations with just a few in a long list of extraordinary guests.   Show Links: Lisa Laird Dunn and Gerard Dunn, Laird & Company (E34) Karen Norheim, American Crane and Equipment Corporation (E50) Steve Peplin, Talan Products ..read more
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