Intentional Growth

--- Ryan Tansom ---

Intentional Growth™ is a podcast for entrepreneurs and business owners wanting to clarify a path toward a more valuable business and turn their vision into reality. Weekly, content-rich episodes provide you with information on how to get clear on what you want from the business and why, the way companies are valued, strategies to increase that value, and the variety of ways you can transition your role or exit your ownership. From technical episodes dissecting the inner-workings of private equity and ESOPs to intense discussions with authors and thought leaders like Gino Wickman, John Warrillow, Jack Stack, Todd Herman, Chris Yeh and Alan Beaulieu, this podcast is full of information you need to stay competitive in today’s market. The goal of the show? To help entrepreneurs enjoy work, create wealth and make an impact. By creating sustainable, predictable, and transferable cash flow, you will create a valuable company that gives you choices to grow, acquire, reinvest, or exit and live the life you planned for — all with intention.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. #239: Grasshopper Founder Shares Metrics and Strategies that Earned a $170 Million Sale to Citrix

    On today’s show, we have David Hauser, former founder of Grasshopper — a virtual telephone service — which sold for $165 million in cash and $8M in stock to Citrix. David is a metric master and shares with us some of the marketing and operational strategies that enabled them to ...

    03/10/2021

  2. #238: Why the Greatest Entrepreneurship Hurdle is all in Your Mind with Mike Smerklo

    On today’s show, we have Mike Smerklo, author of Mr. Monkey and Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and co-founder of the VC firm Next Coast Ventures, which helps the best entrepreneurs in the world as they build disruptive businesses. The team at Next Coast Ventures has raised over ...

    03/03/2021

  3. #237: The Road Less Traveled: How Sandra Conquered Silicon Valley on Her Own Terms

    Not every entrepreneur’s journey ends with them running a unicorn. Scratch that. Most don’t. On today’s show, Sandra Shpilberg and I talk about alternative funding to venture capital, switching from a service-based business model to a SaaS, as well as a host of great examples of how to make your ...

    02/24/2021

  4. #236: Day Trader Turns Entrepreneur: How to Identify Market Trends and Create Value

    Day traders and entrepreneurs have more in common that you might think. Maceo Jourdan and I take a deep dive into how market trends control both, and what lets the smart entrepreneur and trader know when to get in . . . and when to get the heck out as ...

    02/17/2021

  5. #235: PIVOT! How One Trade Show Company Ended 2020 with More Cash Than They Started

    The tradeshow industry was one of the hardest-hit in 2020 and while 30% of companies managed to take full advantage of unstable markets, 30% scraped bottom or worse. Rising from the bottom third, Mark Johnson ended the year with more cash than he started. Listen in to hear how he ...

    02/10/2021