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Stay current on the business transition topics that matter to you most. Discover new ideas and thought leaders.

Dip into podcasts with leading business thinkers and entrepreneurs. Dive into content that just may ignite your next idea. SmallDotBig also hosts events to connect you with actionable ideas to create value and transition your company.

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Succession Stories Podcast

Listen up. Hear from experts in business transition planning in these compelling podcasts.

72: Solving the Rainmakers Dilemma with Amy Franko

72: Solving the Rainmakers Dilemma with Amy Franko

If a high percentage of your company's revenue is undertaken personally by you or your fellow equity holders, you're a Rainmaker. You've got a strong ability to influence customers, but you may be lowering your company's value. Amy Franko is a...

71: ESOP Management Buyout as a Succession Plan | Darren Gleeman, MBO Ventures

71: ESOP Management Buyout as a Succession Plan | Darren Gleeman, MBO Ventures

Explore how ESOP management buyouts can be a great succession plan as a way to transfer your family-owned business to your children and employees. Laurie Barkman and Darren Gleeman, an ESOP expert and Partner at MBO Ventures, discuss why you might consider an ESOP over selling to a private equity firm. In addition to substantial tax incentives, your children can get warrants to buy back a large chunk of the company in the future. Listen in to learn more about the immense possibilities ESOPs can create for your business.

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.

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