An Unfiltered Discussion on Financing Growth, Selling a Business and the Future State of M&A

May 30, 2019

Ilan Jacobson is the Founding Partner & CEO of FirePower Capital. It has become the largest independent mergers and acquisitions firm in Canada. During today’s episode, Ilan tells me what he suspects will happen in the M&A market and why the current system is really overly complicated. The economy is going to be undergoing some major changes over the next few years. M&A and private equity firms are going to have to look at smaller businesses and...

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How to Sell a SaaS, E-Commerce or Digitally Native Company

May 23, 2019

My guests today are Chris Shipferling and Jason Somerville both of Global Wired Advisors. Chris and Jason have a combined background in merger and acquisitions and digital marketing. Global Wired Advisors specializes in e-commerce businesses looking to diversify into traditional marketplaces. Chris and Jason tell me how they take their experience, that usually is used for huge, monstrous companies and make it accessible to the lower end of the multi-million level companies. They share some ex...

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Exponential Growth Using a Social Mission & Conscious Capitalism

May 16, 2019

Ben Vandenwymelenberg (VW), is the founder of Woodchuck USA and the author of The World Needs Your F*cking Ideas. Woodchuck USA specializes in wood products that can be presented as unique gifts. Items like customized wood paneling, journals, and other stationery are getting people’s attention because of the Buy One, Plant One program. The Buy One, Plant One program is the driving mission of Woodchuck USA. When a customer buys a Woodchuck USA product, Ben and his team plant a t...

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The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers

May 09, 2019

Brent Beshore is the CEO of, a private equity firm. has a totally different approach to private equity that makes them stand out in the industry. Brent and his team have even written a book to help business owners navigate the tricky and messy world of Mergers and Acquisitions. We discuss the book and why Brent thought it was important to write it. He explains why he prefers employees who don’t have previous experience in the private equity space, and how it make...

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'Female Viagra' Founder Exits for $1 Billion and Gets Company Back for Free

May 02, 2019

Cindy Eckert (formally Whitehead) is the founder of a Sprout the first pharmaceutical company to develop Addyi, the first female Viagra. In the mid-2010s, Cindy sold her company to a bigger pharmaceutical company but soon found she made a mistake. The program Pinkbator is searching for women entrepreneurs wanting to improve the lives of women and the world in general. Cindy is very passionate about her mission and the company she built. She takes me on th...

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