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Find Your Exit - Exit Planning Strategies for Business Owners

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Find Your Exit is a podcast about how to successfully exit your business. In this show, you will be given tools and insight and hear triumphant stories from industry experts and entrepreneurs who have built sustainable, scalable, and profitable businesses, worthy of an exit.

Join award-winning Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Mark Kravietz, as he and his guests cover critical topics, including how to get started, when to sell, getting your company ready for a sale, determining business valuat… Continue Reading >>
Find Your Exit is a podcast about how to successfully exit your business. In this show, you will be given tools and insight and hear triumphant stories from industry experts and entrepreneurs who have built sustainable, scalable, and profitable businesses, worthy of an exit.

Join award-winning Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Mark Kravietz, as he and his guests cover critical topics, including how to get started, when to sell, getting your company ready for a sale, determining business valuation, overcoming roadblocks, exit options (such as an IPO or acquisition), life after sale and a whole lot more!

Find Your Exit uncovers the secrets to building a business that delivers real value and will help you lead your company to a successful exit. << Show Less
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033: How to Build Your Company Before Exit with Rachit Dayal Taking the leap of faith to bet on yourself and start your own business can be daunting. Achieving success requires real entrepreneurial spirit and dedication in the face of adversity. Our latest guest bet on himself and built his own company from the ground up leading to an eventual sale to a large buyer. Rachit Dayal was born in India, educated in NUS Singapore, and is based in Singapore. Rachit started his marketing agency fresh out of university with minimal funding before growing it to $10 million in sales in 9 years leading to eventual acquisition by Japanese media conglomerate Dentsu. Happy Marketer is Singapore’s most awarded digital agency with clients and partners including Google, Singtel, ING, Grab and BCG. He now serves as APAC CMO of Dentsu’s interactive division, Merkle. Today, Rachit joins the podcast to share his experiences starting a company and building it up. He dives into the challenges faced along the way and his eventual decision to sell. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
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033: How to Build Your Company Before Exit with Rachit Dayal Taking the leap of faith to bet on yourself and start your own business can be daunting. Achieving success requires real entrepreneurial spirit and dedication in the face of adversity. Our latest guest bet on himself and built his own company from the ground up leading to an eventual sale to a large buyer. Rachit Dayal was born in India, educated in NUS Singapore, and is based in Singapore. Rachit started his marketing agency fresh out of university with minimal funding before growing it to $10 million in sales in 9 years leading to eventual acquisition by Japanese media conglomerate Dentsu. Happy Marketer is Singapore’s most awarded digital agency with clients and partners including Google, Singtel, ING, Grab and BCG. He now serves as APAC CMO of Dentsu’s interactive division, Merkle. Today, Rachit joins the podcast to share his experiences starting a company and building it up. He dives into the challenges faced along the way and his eventual decision to sell. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
032: How to Catapult Your Business Exit with Pete Martin Business owners tend to be so focused on putting out fires in their day-to-day operations that it can seem impossible to plan for growth, never mind an exit from the business. However, this myopia holds business owners back. Pete Martin has dedicated his career to helping business owners break free of this mindset. Pete Martin is the Founder and CEO of AskMyBoard, a company focused on helping business owners unleash their business’s highest potential value to grow faster and more profitably to put you in a position to exit at the highest price or confidently detach from the business. As a serial entrepreneur, Pete has started, scaled, and successfully exited four previous companies, including his last to KPMG for 12 times EBIDTA and no earn-out. Today, Pete joins the podcast to discuss the ways in which business owners can improve their operations to unleash their highest potential and catapult towards an optimal exit. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
031: Lessons in Sacrifice, Determination, & Ingenuity with John Warrillow The small business landscape has shifted dramatically since the pandemic. However, the core pillars that determine business success remain unchanged. John Warrillow has built his career on helping business owners identify and strengthen these pillars to prepare for a successful sale. John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System, a company that helps business owners improve the value of their company. John is the author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011. Prior to starting The Value Builder System, John started and exited four companies, including a quantitative market research business that was acquired by The Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB) in 2008. John has been recognized by B2B Marketing as one of the top 10 business-to-business marketers in the United States. Today, John joins the podcast to share some insights for business owners and entrepreneurs. Particularly those looking to shift and pivot in the post-pandemic world. A world he believes entrepreneurs are singularly prepared to face head-on due to the nature of sacrifice, determination, and ingenuity it takes to be one. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
030: From Brand Building to Sale with Warren Kornblum Before the prospect of a sale is even an option, a business needs growth and strategic development. For many businesses, this means brand building. Warren Kornblum knows all about branding, with global experience in brand management and strategic marketing. Warren is a “marketing master.” He has won many Cleo awards, which recognize innovation and creative excellence in advertising. Warren started and sold his own agency in the ’90s and transitioned to Managing Partner at Bozell Worldwide, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world at the time. He then joined Toys “R” Us as the first Chief Marketing Officer and served on the Executive Committee. He was Chief Strategic Officer at Rooms to Go and has helped and advised several C-level executives and boards. Today, Warren joins the podcast to share his experience in building up his own business and brand then subsequently exiting. He dives into his journey post-exit and the transition into the C-suite of a Fortune 100 company. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
029: Marketing and Business Development for Business Owners with Bruce Libman Marketing and business development strategies have always been at the core of growth and success for the business owner. This has become even more apparent in the wake of the pandemic and the strains placed upon businesses as in-person meetings came to a halt and networking shifted to Zoom. Bruce Libman is a marketer and networking strategist who has worked throughout his career to consult business owners. Bruce is the Founder and President of Total Networking and Consulting LLC. This organization's commitment to business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals in developing strategies to create new revenue streams by using relationship marketing and business development techniques. He is also the founder of ARG (Accountants Resource Group). He believes to succeed in Business Development you must embrace a “Clients for Life” philosophy. He is the author of Total Networking, It’s Just Breakfast, and Networking A-Z, three practical books for individuals and professionals seeking to enhance their networking outcomes. Today, Bruce joins the podcast to discuss his marketing and business development tips and strategies for business owners. He also dives into his own experience keeping a business afloat through the pandemic. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
028: Seeking Opportunities Amid a Pandemic with John Hickey When COVID forced the world into lockdowns, businesses were faced with challenges no one could have planned for. For entrepreneur John Hickey and his company, this was a sink or float moment requiring creative solutions for survival. John is the co-founder of Tech 2 Success, an IT and Operations consulting firm that specializes in operations improvement using technology. John provides enterprise-level leadership experience to companies of all sizes considering cloud hosting, systems implementations, lean process improvement, sales coaching, web development, system integrations, and e-mail and Internet marketing. He also an author of a book and has his own podcast called According to Hickey. Today, John joins the podcast to share his experiences throughout the pandemic and lessons learned. He shares the ways in which entrepreneurs were particularly prepared to meet this moment because they are consistently seeking new opportunities. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
027: Lessons in Leadership and Perseverance Through Sports with Nathan Bell The pandemic robbed us of many things in 2020. In our communities, the COVID restrictions forced several shutdowns including that of sports programs. This was the experience of Nathan Bell, Founder and Executive Director of Park Slope United Soccer Club. To overcome this challenge and keep his business alive, he leaned on the lessons in leadership and perseverance he developed as an athlete and coach. Nathan is a USSF licensed professional coach with more than a decade of experience coaching youth soccer. He was the lead assistant at Division I LIU-Brooklyn where he recruited and coached National team players. Nathan spent six months living at the Dinamo Zagreb academy in Croatia.  Today, Nathan joins the podcast to share the valuable insights he has acquired over the course of his life in sports. How do these same lessons translate into the world of business? FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
026: How to Lend Support and Watch Her Prosper with Ruchi Pinniger The world of entrepreneurship is a challenging landscape for anyone, but it comes with its own unique challenges for women. Many small business owners have creative ideas but struggle to find mentorship and basic support services. Ruchi Pinniger saw this unmet need and decided to build her career around helping women-led businesses realize their maximum potential. Ruchi is the founder of Watch Her Prosper, an organization dedicated to providing the financial mentorship, support, and services that creative, women-led businesses need to succeed in today’s world.  Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the amazing contributions of women in history and society. Today, Ruchi joins the podcast to share her story both as an entrepreneur herself and as a “financial therapist” for women-led small businesses. She shares the ways in which lending a little support and guidance empowers women to become successful leaders and entrepreneurs. FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
025: Taking a Leap of Faith and Betting on Yourself with Ken Landin When we have worked hard to build up a business it may seem impossible to leave and transition into something else. However, taking the leap of faith to pivot into something else may prove to be the best thing we ever do. Ken Landin took this leap when he left the drywall industry to pursue his passion, a decision he has not regretted once. Today, Ken joins the podcast to share his story in both exiting a business and building something new. How has Ken overcome the challenges and what advice does he have for others looking to make a similar change in their lives? FULL SHOW NOTES CONNECT WITH US Twitter LinkedIn
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