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The Acquisition Of FPD: 4 Offers, 1 Big Regret

2018-05-17T18:24:12+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Tom Hannon started FPD to create and distribute niche publications. He grew the company to $3M in revenue over 18 months when a family illness prompted him to reach out to acquirers. His company was valued at $2.1M and received 4 offers, but he ended up walking away with $1.5M. Hannon candidly shares why he left money [...]

Influencer Marketing Pioneer Acquired By Fullscreen

2018-05-09T15:55:58+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Pete Borum co-founded Reelio, which is an influencer marketing platform that enables brands, agencies, and publishers to find social media influencers to endorse their products. While Borum and his three co-founders forecasted the trend of influencer marketing, their major challenge was convincing advertisers who were used to controlling every aspect of a brand’s marketing, to turn over [...]

With Clients Like Starbucks And NIKE, Blast Radius Was Irresistible To Acquirers

2018-05-03T15:16:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Blast Radius was a digital marketing agency with 10 employees when Steve Harmer joined in 1999. Clients like Starbucks and NIKE wanted to move quickly into the digital age and Blast Radius was well situated to help. In less than 10 years, Blast Radius grew to 400 employees, which is when one of the world’s largest advertising [...]

Growing Fast? Here’s What’s Likely To Kill Your Company

2018-05-01T17:31:58+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Article|

If your goal is to grow your business fast, you need a positive cash flow cycle or the ability to raise money at a feverish pace. Anything less and you will quickly grow yourself out of business. A positive cash flow cycle simply means you get paid before you have to pay others. A negative cash [...]

From Broke To A $1B Sale

2018-04-26T18:17:43+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Tomas Gorny and his partner started a website hosting company called IPOWER in 2001 with nothing more than a credit card. Over the next six years, they built the business to $40M in revenue, which is when they merged with Endurance, a competitor. They ran the merged company, with Gorny as the largest individual shareholder, for four years [...]

How One Key Hire Helped Dimple 10 X Their Value in 2.5 Years

2018-04-12T15:55:25+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Damien James started Dimple in 1997 to help people living in aged-care facilities by visiting them and offering podiatry (foot care) services. He built the company to $200k EBITDA when he realized his company might need a different kind of executive in order to keep growing. James hired a new CEO, and together they grew the [...]

How to Buy – or Sell – a Company April Seminar

2018-04-11T14:22:43+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Article|

Our April 2018 seminar was a huge success! If you are thinking of buying or selling a business attending one of our informational seminar's is a must.  We cover critical topics such as how to properly evaluate a company, how to prepare to sell your company and what you can do to pay a reasonable price [...]

3 x EBITDA To 13 x EBITDA In Just 2.5 Years

2018-04-05T16:58:23+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Jeffrey Feldberg and Stephen Wells founded Embanet to help colleges take learning online.  Embanet provided hosting, tech support, course conversion, and then moved into helping universities and colleges fill the online programs.  Despite their unorthodox management style, Feldberg and Wells built Embanet to 200 employees in just 7 years. When they decided to exit, they had [...]

Successful Entrepreneurs Can Be The Doer And The Dealmaker

2018-04-03T18:15:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Article|

Where do you sit on the doer vs. dealmaker continuum? On one hand, you have business owners who are really good operators. They have a plan, know their numbers and work that plan. They look for small improvements every day and hesitate to entertain new strategies because they know what works. On the other end of [...]

From Paper Sketches To $441M Sale

2018-03-29T15:18:22+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Tevya Finger, President and CEO of Luxury Brand Partners, wanted to start a luxury hair product company and quickly raised $6M in capital from investors to begin Oribe Hair Care. Before they could really get their products off the ground, the 2008 economic crisis hit and $2M of their start-up capital was frozen by the bank. On [...]

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