Life After Business

Life After Business

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Life After Business is a podcast for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to grow the value of their business, create exit options and maximize their take home dollars WHILE leaving a legacy they are proud of. With over 210,000 downloads and thousan


#180: 6 Components to Creating a High Performing Sales Team (Ep.4 of Value Growth Series)
Jan 15 • 62 min
We are on episode 4 of the Value Growth Series. Does the thought of hiring or managing a sales executive give you a stomachache? Then you have to listen in on today’s episode. I’m chatting with Gary Braun about his experience scaling a business from $1MM…
#179: The Role of a CFO: See Into the Future With Your Business Financials (Ep.3 of Value Growth Series)
Jan 8 • 67 min
Today we’re talking about the role of a CFO and how timely, accurate and useful financials can help you see into the future of your business and make your company more valuable I have with me, the co-founder and my business partner at Arkona, Pat Hobby.…
#178: 10 Steps to Create a Strategic Plan and Increase the Value of Your Business (Ep.2 of Value Growth Series)
Jan 1 • 65 min
Today’s episode is all about how to build a strategic plan which is value-growth-centric. There are 8 areas of your business that need to be both balanced and nurtured: planning, leadership, sales, marketing, people, operations, finance, and legal. You…
#177 - How to Increase the Value of Your Business with Ken Sanginario (Ep.1 of Value Growth Series)
Dec 26, 2019 • 79 min
Podcast #177: Ken SanginarioHosted by Ryan Tansom Learn how you could double the value of your business by de-risking your company specific risk and focusing on the 8 functional areas of a business We are kicking off a mini-series on How to Increase the…
#176 The 5 Growth & Exit Principles and Recap of 2019’s Top Interviews
Dec 18, 2019 • 43 min
Host: Ryan Tansom Happy Holidays, everybody! Today’s episode centers on reflection. We’re going to take a stroll through the most popular podcasts of 2019 and recap their best tips for entrepreneurs. Some of the topics I’ll cover include: Growth planning;…
#175: How to Save Yourself Millions in Your Exit by Hiring the Right Team of Advisors
Dec 11, 2019 • 83 min
Today we are talking to tax strategy and asset protection specialist Todd Ganos. We’re talking about tax law and how to be both compliant but also save the most on taxes. Todd and I talk about how to facilitate and optimize a plan in order for you to get…
#174: The Entrepreneurial Leap with Gino Wickman
Dec 4, 2019 • 65 min
On today’s episode, I’m talking with world-renowned entrepreneur, EOS founder, and author Gino Wickman about what it takes to make an entrepreneur. I was honored to be able to talk with Gino about his process, what makes an entrepreneur, what tools he has…
#173: Growing and Selling a Company from the Integrator (2nd in Command)’s Perspective
Nov 27, 2019 • 70 min
If you’re listening and you own a company, and you’re trying to figure out how to handle conversations with your second-in-command, align your objectives with your eventual growth and exit plan, or if you’re trying to figure out how to hire a second in…
#172: How to Create a Vision to Align Your Business and Your Life
Nov 20, 2019 • 61 min
Today I’m talking about aligning your principles with your business and life with Chris Yonker, who is a world-leading vision maker and transition alchemist. He aids people in breaking through to their sales and business goals by helping them in four…
#171: Why the Time to Sell Is When You’re Doing Well
Nov 13, 2019 • 52 min
Today on the show, I’m with Chad Peterson (and his beard), who is here to share his story about growing and selling six companies (including a mortgage business back in the 2000s back when the financial crisis hit). He is here to share the lessons he has…
#170: How One Week Killed the Perfect Billion Dollar Deal
Nov 6, 2019 • 68 min
On today’s episode, I’m talking with Sunny Vanderbeck. He’s here today to share his wild and crazy ride as an entrepreneur and now as a private equity investor. Through his professional and personal journeys, Sunny realized that “business” is so ingrained…
#169: How to Build a Company that Manages Itself: Living in the Owner’s Box after Implementing EOS
Oct 30, 2019 • 61 min
On today’s episode, I’m talking with Tech Guru founder and EOS expert, Daniel Moshe. We’re talking about how he started his business, how he grew it, how he balanced and dealt with personal and professional challenges. We also go over his business partner…
#168: Selling a Business to a Family Office: an Insider’s Perspective
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
Today I’m talking with Paul Moffett about what a family office is, and what selling a business to a family office is like. We’re talking about the difference between a family office, an independent office, and a private equity firm. Which is right for…
#167: Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare for, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns
Oct 15, 2019 • 68 min
On today’s show, I talk with recession expert Jonathan Slain about his experience, parts of his recession plan, the importance of having a recession plan, and how to find the value of your business. Jonathan also talks about the book he and his cowriter…
#166: What I Learned From Selling My Business & What I Will Do Differently Next Time with Dan Cooper
Oct 9, 2019 • 59 min
My guest today is Dan Cooper, an author and entrepreneur. We talk about the book Dan has co-written (“Sharpen: A Guidebook for Business Ownership and Adventures in Leadership”), “plain glass versus stained glass”, his experiences in business ownership,…
#165: Conscious Capitalism: Inside the Movement
Oct 2, 2019 • 56 min
Today’s guests are Alexander McCobin (CEO of Conscious Capitalism) and Dan Golden (owner of BFO). We’re talking about “Conscious Capitalism”, a book and movement that I’ve mentioned a lot on the show. Alexander, Dan, and I talk about what got us into the…
#164: What Should I Do with the Company That I’ve Built?
Sep 25, 2019 • 60 min
Today’s guest is Hannah Paramore, the founder of Paramore Digital. We’re talking about what you can do before you hit burnout and what you can do with your business after you’ve built it. What you will learn: Hannah’s professional background What it was…
#163: Rebuilding with Purpose: How Growth and Burnout Can Lead to a Better Business Model
Sep 18, 2019 • 60 min
Today I’m talking with Mike Sowers about his emotional journey as an entrepreneur. From starting, building, systematizing, and selling his first company, to reinventing himself, Mike shares his story in an authentic and real way. Hear about the whole…
#162: What is an ESOP: A Deep Dive on How Employee Stock Ownership Plans Work
Sep 11, 2019 • 57 min
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…
#161: The Role of an M&A Attorney, Due Diligence and How to Maximize Your Sale Price
Sep 4, 2019 • 58 min
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…
#160: Get Your Business Out of Your Brain & Increase the Value of Your Company
Aug 28, 2019 • 52 min
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…
#159: Taking Checks vs Giving Checks: 5 Key Elements to 15% Annual Growth
Aug 21, 2019 • 63 min
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…
#158: Learn How to Profit First & Take Control of Your Business with Mike Michalowicz
Aug 14, 2019 • 55 min
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…
#157: Chasing Perfection - Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success
Aug 7, 2019 • 57 min
Sue Hawkes is the award-winning author of the book, Chasing Perfection: Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success. In this episode, she about the basis and philosophies behind the book. Chasing Perfection is a book about business…
#156: The Great Game of Business – The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company
Jul 31, 2019 • 67 min
If you need to change the game of your business, increase its value, and create a culture where everyone is moving in the same direction, take a listen to this episode. Today, I talked with Jack Stack (author of “The Great Game of Business”). Jack did…