Our latest guest appearances.

We love invitations to share business transition insights that benefit business owners and exit planning professionals.

For appearance requests, email us at contact@smalldotbig.com

Appearances

Our latest updates and appearances.

For media requests, email us at contact@smalldotbig.com

Position Your Business to Sell, Franchise Woman Podcast

Position Your Business to Sell, Franchise Woman Podcast

How do you position your business to sell? Business transition sherpa, Laurie Barkman, joins Rebecca Monet and Tracy Kawa on The Franchise Woman podcast: Where Passion & Purpose Collide. Laurie discusses several key elements when considering selling, merging or acquiring a business.  

The Process of Letting Go, Find Your Exit Podcast

The Process of Letting Go, Find Your Exit Podcast

The exit process is nuanced but sometimes it comes down to simply knowing how to let go. How to move on from what you’ve built your whole career and into the next phase of your life. Laurie Barkman has worked on guiding business owners along this process. Laurie Barkman joins host Mark Kravietz on the Find Your Exit Podcast.

Grow a Small Business Podcast

Grow a Small Business Podcast

Laurie Barkman joins Troy Trewin on his top Australian entrepreneurship podcast to discuss how growing a business requires planning for the future and making it transferable.

Buy Side Considerations, Exit Readiness Podcast

Buy Side Considerations, Exit Readiness Podcast

Laurie Barkman discusses when M&A acquisitions may be part of your strategy for growth and building value. Listen in as she talks with hosts Pat Ennis and Corby Megorden about why a business owner would consider growing through acquisition, common pitfalls on the buy-side M&A process, and how a transaction intermediary can be helpful in the process.

How2Exit Podcast, Acquisition Entrepreneurship

How2Exit Podcast, Acquisition Entrepreneurship

How2Exit Host Ronald Skelton interviews M&A industry experts and mentors from around the world to talk about acquisitions and mergers of small to medium businesses. Ron speaks with Laurie Barkman about the ins and outs of buying, growing, and selling small to medium businesses.

Transition Planning with Laurie Barkman, Profit with a Plan Podcast

Transition Planning with Laurie Barkman, Profit with a Plan Podcast

Business transition sherpa & M&A advisor, Laurie Barkman talks with Marcia Riner about transition planning. There are many reasons to start planning as early as today. Laurie uses the Value Builder system to analyze gaps & improve the value of your company so that you can be better prepared for a transition as well as get the biggest price in return.

How To Prepare a Business for Transition – Build Value By Choice

How To Prepare a Business for Transition – Build Value By Choice

Laurie Barkman is a “business transition sherpa.” With her firm, SmallDotBig, she advises owners on having more valuable, sellable businesses. And as a Partner with Stony Hill Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions firm, she guides them through the complex process of letting it go. She joins host Nana Bonsu on Build Value by Choice to give you advice on preparing your business for transition.

There’s More Than One Way to Run a Business

There’s More Than One Way to Run a Business

On the Tandem Talks Podcast, Laurie Barkman talks about her journey in business, self discovery and finding her niche as an entrepreneur. She discusses 8 types of entrepreneurship, and three archetypes of business owners. Laurie also shows us that there is more than one way to get into running a business, but the best way of learning is to just go and do it.

On “Behind The Podcast”

On “Behind The Podcast”

What’s a Business Transition Sherpa? Laurie Barkman sits down with Stephanie Scheller on the Behind The Podcast to share the backstory on her podcast and her business. If you’re a business owner, she’s a highly valuable listen for you, so check her out!

Innovation, Growth and Selling the Family Business – Laurie Barkman on The Connected Generation Podcast

Innovation, Growth and Selling the Family Business – Laurie Barkman on The Connected Generation Podcast

Laurie Barkman joins host Nike Anani on The Connected Generation Podcast Episode 100. Laurie discusses how as a “business transition sherpa” she advises business owners on having more valuable, sellable businesses. Listen in to this layered conversation on innovation, growth and selling the family business. Laurie comes with an invaluable perspective, as former CEO of a privately held company and as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship.

What’s Your Business Exit Strategy? SharkPreneur Podcast

What’s Your Business Exit Strategy? SharkPreneur Podcast

80% of business owners want to stop working in their business in the next 5-10 years, but most have not planned for that transition. Many need to improve the business first. Listen to this illuminating Sharkpreneur episode with Laurie Barkman about business exit strategies.

Learn How to Grow to Exit, Laurie Barkman | Wealth Stream Podcast E75

Learn How to Grow to Exit, Laurie Barkman | Wealth Stream Podcast E75

As a business owner, exit planning is something that you only get one shot at. Have you considered growth through acquisitions as an exit plan?
Host Tim Scannell from High Tower Great Lakes is joined by Laurie Barkman, founder of SmallDotBig, to discuss growth through acquisitions as a means of succession and exit planning for business owners. Laurie shares her recommendations and insights into what makes a successful business acquisition.

The Prospecting Show

The Prospecting Show

Episode 89 - The Transition from Corporate America to Hometown Entrepreneur with Laurie Barkman Episode Description This episode covers the ups and downs associated with leaving corporate America and transitioning into the small business world....

Why They Listen Podcast

Why They Listen Podcast

If you share messages on an ongoing basis, then you probably care about WHY people listen. My friend Lou Diamond captures these insights in his new show, WHY THEY LISTEN. It was fun to share my WHY ...about launching the Succession Stories Podcast...

Podcast appearance: Thrive Loud with Lou Diamond

Podcast appearance: Thrive Loud with Lou Diamond

I'm fortunate to know some amazing people who bring out the best in others, Lou Diamond is one of them. It was a blast being a guest on Lou's podcast ThriveLoud with Lou Diamond. We covered a lot of ground from our college years, to my career and...

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