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Transition “Sherpa” Laurie Barkman On How To Create A Successful Liquidity Event – Deep Wealth Podcast
“If a third party sales in your future, why not set it up for success and then work backwards” – Laurie Barkman. On the Deep Wealth Podcast, Laurie discusses how owners can have more valuable, sellable businesses.
Growing a business requires preparing and planning for the future in order to make it transferable. Laurie Barkman talks with Denise Griffitts about helping entrepreneurs maximize enterprise value, creating succession plans, and identifying M&A strategies.
Surround yourself with equally skilled people to plan your exit. Laurie Barkman joins the Disruptive Successor Podcast to discuss business transitions.
How can you have a successful exit and transition from your company? Laurie Barkman joins Heather Pearce Campbell to discuss how to make your business more valuable and transferable.
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.
Laurie Barkman discusses the idea of business acquisitions from both the seller’s and the buyer’s perspectives. Identify the risks in your business that potential buyers might see and how emotions can impact the ability to sell your business.
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. Laurie Barkman joins host Rocky Lalvani on the Profit Answer Man 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.
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.
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 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.
If you were to decide you were ready to exit out of your business today, do you know what it is worth? Have you had a professional evaluation done? If you have not you should look to have one done.
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.
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. Listen as Laurie Barkman reveals the steps needed to prepare ahead of time, so you are ready to transition successfully when the time comes.
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.
Laurie Barkman joined Mike Langford on the Modern Financial Advisor Podcast to explore how financial advisors can grow their business by helping entrepreneurs and business owners with their transitions.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Business Transition and Exit Planning | Laurie Barkman Appearance on Three Rivers Leadership Radio Show
Laurie Barkman talks business transition and exit planning on Three Rivers Leadership Podcast with Kevin Trout, Vistage Chair.
Laurie Barkman shares the SmallDotBig story, our approach to helping small to mid-size companies maximize value and create succession plans, and how our podcast, Succession Stories, helps share our message.
Laurie visits Pittsburgh Business Insights to discuss her expertise as an exit planner and Certified Value Builder, the distinction between professional and personal readiness to sell, and her own podcast series’ recent milestone.
Sometimes traditional marketing tactics simply don’t work. But once you understand your target audience and what they are most interested in, it becomes significantly easier to create engaging content for them. John Brown, Founder of Business...
Laurie Barkman discusses perspectives and strategies needed to grow and sell your business for big profit. Laurie is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University and the CEO and founder of SmallDotBig, a value acceleration...
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....
Episode 93: Create and Transfer Business Value with Laurie Barkman This week, Laurie Barkman shares all about the art of creating and transferring business value on The DealQuest Podcast with Corey Kupfer. Read a blog post article about the episode...
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...
Laurie Barkman was featured on the Agile Giants podcast hosted by Sean Ammirati. In this appearance, Laurie talks about launching her consulting firm (SmallDotBig), a podcast, and returning to the Tepper classroom as an instructor. It was a...
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...
Most business owners want to increase their company's value. Whether it's to make more money, gain more resources to expand their business, or plan an effective "next step" in their careers, it's important for business owners to have a thoughtful...
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