What is an ESOP: A Deep Dive on How Employee Stock Ownership Plans Work

September 11, 2019

Today I’m talking about ESOPs (or Employee Stock Ownership Plans) with Dave Diehl, CFA. Dave is the CEO of Prairie Capital Advisors (one of the leading ESOP specialists in the country), based out of Chicago. Prairie Captial is unique because of their range of expertise, which covers both ESOPs as well as selling to a private equity firm. They really have the best interest of the client in mind. Dave talks about the basics of ESOPs in layman’s terms...

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The Role of an M&A Attorney, Due Diligence and How to Maximize Your Sale Price

September 04, 2019

Today I’m talking with Daniel L. Grimsrud from the law offices of Best & Flanagan LLP. Dan and I talk about what the role of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) attorney, how due diligence can help you keep the value you want, the importance of finding an exit strategy early, and how to hire and work with a team of advisors.  What you will learn:

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Get Your Business Out of Your Brain & Increase the Value of Your Company

August 28, 2019

Today I’m talking with Chris Ronzio. He is an author, a coach, a speaker, an investor, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of a tool for growing businesses, called Trainual, as well as a business consulting agency, called Organize Chaos. What you will learn: How Chris fell in love with entrepreneurship 

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Taking Checks vs Giving Checks: 5 Key Elements to 15% Annual Growth

August 21, 2019

Duane Smith is the CEO of True North Companies (a business which aims to help entrepreneurs strategically). In this episode, I talked with calm, cool, and collected Duane about how businesses can thrive as long as they have the five key elements of success. We also talked about his “tuition payments”, the theories behind his structural entrepreneur platform, and what the five key elements are and how you can improve on them.

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Learn How to Profit First & Take Control of Your Business with Mike Michalowicz

August 14, 2019

When Mike made it big, he lived the lifestyle and grew an ego the size of his business. But after the funds ran out, that’s when he learned his biggest lesson about entrepreneurship.  Today I talk to Mike (Motorbike) Michalowicz about his financial heartattack, the best way to get started, and the first step to building a valuable company. What You Will Learn:

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