S2 E1 "Welcome to 2022. Is this the year for your ELITE Exit?
In this episode, Mike discusses the outlook for the opportunity to create your ELITE Exit in 2022. He discusses the environment from three perspectives. First, the economy and availability of capital. Second, the M&A market. Third, small business optimism. This short episode kicks off another exciting season of The Business Owner Transition Podcast and sets the stage for interesting guests who will help you create ELITE preparation for your ELITE Exit.
S1 E10 "What is your post-exit elevator speech?"
In this episode, Mike talks with Charlie Jordan, He is a CPA, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, and a Certified Financial Transitionist®. Charlie leads the Retiring Well practice at Brightworth and uses unique assessments to help clients flourish in retirement. His counsel is critical to transitioning business owners who are facing the difficult transition to retirement. Listen in and avoid being part of the 75% of business owners who are unhappy after selling their business.
S1 EP9 "Your Ticket To Ride -- Off Into The Sunset!"
In this episode, Mike talks with Beth Miller, author, coach and management team guru. Mike and Beth talk about her book Replaceable, An Obsession with Succession and improving your team and positioning your business so you can leave it on your terms and join the Elite 3%!
Find Beth's book on Amazon and wherever books are sold. You can contact Beth at Beth.Miller@Executive-Velocity.com
S1 EP8 "Top Line Growth with High Performing Sales Teams" - One of the first things owners tell me when they enter The Business Owner Transition Academy or when we start a consulting engagement is they are unhappy with the performance of their sales team. In this episode, I talk with Jonathan Graviss. Jonathan is a career sales professional and tells us how to build, manage and incentivize high performance teams to fuel your top line revenue growth. Jonathan is a Vice President and General Sales Manager for Clear Channel Outdoors and an instructor and consultant with the Academy.
S1 EP7 "Adding Value With a Fractional CFO" - Mike talks with Karen Reynolds of TechCXO and Don Bravaldo of Bravaldo Capital Advisors. Mike, Karen and Don all worked together on a vary successful exit and discuss the addition of a fractional CFO from the perspective of planning and preparation to the company sales process.
S1 EP6 "Sources of Capital - Fuel Your Growth" - Acquiring additional capital to fuel the growth of your business can be a confusing array of decisions. Where to get it? What is the cost? What are the strings attached? All questions The Business Owner Transition Academy instructors, Nathan Corbitt and John Coffin answer in this episode.
S1 EP5 "Selling a business - A fighter pilot's perspective" - In this episode of The Business Owner Transition, Mike talks with Phil "Susan" Goebel. Phil is a former Marine Corps F-18 pilot and entrepreneur. They talk about military aviation, callsigns, Phil's successful sale of "Lazy Susan's" and his new venture into the specialty coffee business. He will be launching Ready Room Coffee early next year.
S1 EP4 "Thoughts From Happy Hour" - Welcome to episode 4! We recently hosted clients, students and advisors for our fall social mixer. We had incredible feedback from the group and the energy in the room was palpable. Many of the advisors in the room said this was their first live social/networking event since the start of COVID-19. This episode is a bit of a recap of some of the conversations in the room and an overview of the exit landscape in 2020.
S1 EP3 "The 5 Things Business Owners Are Missing" - In this episode, Mike talks with Chris Means, a principal with Pinnacle Planning LLC with offices in Atlanta and Savannah Georgia. Chris has over 40 years of experience working with business owners on business continuity and asset protection. During this week's class of the Fall Cohort of The Business Owner Transition Academy, students had questions regarding the risk to their personal balance sheet so Mike invited Chris to discuss his observations of the 5 most important things business owners are missing.
S1 EP2, "The DoMyOwn.Com Sales Journey Part-2" - In this episode, Mike continues his conversation with Michael Gossling, former CEO of DoMyOwn.com, talks about the twists, turns, and final home stretch of his successful transition from his ownership role.
Our first episode is "The DoMyOwn.Com Sales Journey Part-1" - Transitioning out of your ownership role on the terms you want is easier said than done, but it can be done. Michael Gossling, the former CEO of DoMyOwn.com, shares his story.