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.

Brought to you by Ryan Tansom of Intentional Growth

Latest Episodes…

  1. #254: John Rood: How and Why He Sold His Business and Started a Search Fund

    On today’s show, we’re focusing on how a founding entrepreneur grew and sold his tutoring business to private equity. John Rood previously co-founded Next Step Test Preparation, which grew from a 2-person tutoring company to one of the largest MCAT test prep companies in the US. After building it up ...

    06/23/2021

  2. #253: What Should I Do If I Get an Unsolicited Offer to Buy My Company?

    Many entrepreneurs experience extreme anxiety whenever they think about selling their businesses—to the point where they won’t even pick up the phone or answer an email from a potential buyer. Have you ever stopped to think about why this is? On today’s show, my business partner here at Arkona, Pat Hobby, and ...

    06/16/2021

  3. #252: Ex-Amazon Employees Raise Millions to Acquire, Build and Grow Enduring Brands.

    Today’s show is with two ex-Amazon execs who co-founded Foundry Brands—a portfolio brand operating company—sharing everything they know about buying and building the strongest, longest-lasting and most valuable ecommerce brands possible. Kyle Walker and Stefan Haney consider more than 30 variables when they assess the value of a business (and that number ...

    06/09/2021

  4. #251: What Does it Take to Be a Good CEO?

    On today’s show, we have author, entrepreneur, and CEO Joel Trammell. We’re going to be talking about what makes an amazing CEO. Joel brings his business expertise on various metrics, hiring techniques, and other measurable tips you can use to foster a healthy and happy business culture. After all, the ...

    06/02/2021

  5. #250: From a Burnt Down Building to a Multi-Million Dollar Sale to Private Equity [Part 2: The Exit Story]

    In part two of our two-part series, Dave Hoeffel shares the mental and emotional impact of business ownership and what it took for him to get out of a vicious cycle to achieve the vision he had for his business and life… and why he decided to ...

    05/26/2021