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How2Exit is an SME M&A (mergers and acquisitions) podcast that interviews mentors, industry leaders, authors, attorneys, brokers, business owners, and other M&A experts to discuss what it’s like to buy or sell a small to medium-sized business.

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How2Exit: Mergers and Acquisitions of Small to Middle Market Businesses Ronald Skelton

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How2Exit is an SME M&A (mergers and acquisitions) podcast that interviews mentors, industry leaders, authors, attorneys, brokers, business owners, and other M&A experts to discuss what it’s like to buy or sell a small to medium-sized business.

Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale
call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150

    How2Exit Episode 56: Cliff Spolander - Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Advisor and Author.

    How2Exit Episode 56: Cliff Spolander - Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Advisor and Author.

    Cliff is the author of two books: The Smarter Exit: A growth and exit plan for your business and The Cash Flow Code: 6 keys to unlocking ultimate cash flow

    He is the CEO of Business By Design, the UK’s leading exit planning advisory company.

    He is a serial entrepreneur who has started, bought, sold, franchised and licensed numerous businesses and has operated in the retail, education, health and construction sectors.

    Cliff is on a mission to stop hard working SME business owners failing to exit their businesses successfully due to insufficient clarity and a lack of focused business, personal and financial plans. He is frustrated to see so many business owners working extremely hard but, when they come to exit, failing to realize a return on investment for all the years of effort. Furthermore, life is unpredictable so Cliff wants to see every owner being more prepared for unexpected life events, such as illness, a change in personal circumstances or maybe even death. Cliff is passionate about working with business owners to create a clear, focused and strategic exit plan for their business.
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    Contact Cliff on
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/cliffspolander/
    Website: www.businessbydesign.co.uk
    Instagram: businessbydesignltd
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmgSeYfxsD5N8zMuFr1-Riw
    Books:
    -The Cash Flow Code: 6 keys to unlocking ultimate cash flow: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B086J9RRWM&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_4H8DMWR3Q20GEE9RQ301&tag=how2exit-20

    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Each purchase supports both the author and this podcast.

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/-LFcsKBvy9c
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: a href="https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook"...

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    How2Exit Episode 55: Wayne Mullins - Founder of Ugly Mug Marketing, CEO, Entrepreneur and Author.

    How2Exit Episode 55: Wayne Mullins - Founder of Ugly Mug Marketing, CEO, Entrepreneur and Author.

    Wayne is a husband, father of 4, founder, CEO, entrepreneur and author. He's a generous soul, a risk taker and an out-of-the-box, against-the-grain thinker & leader. Over the past 20 years, Wayne Mullins has scaled multiple companies and helped hundreds of entrepreneurs do the same with their companies. Wayne influences more than 250,000 entrepreneurs annually through his blog, books and training programs, and has personally worked with clients in over 100 industries - from every corner of the globe. Ugly Mug Marketing has won the praises of some of the leading influencers in the business world such as Neil Patel (Founder of QuickSprout + Kissmetrics) and Ari Weinzweig (Co-founder of Zingerman's).
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    Contact Wayne on
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fireyourself/
    Website: uglymugmarketing.com
    Phone: 318-290-3430
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uglymugmarketing
    Instagram: @uglymugmarketing

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/1H4JirJO8_A
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook

    Mike Mausteller - Business Coach, Executive Coach, Trainer, and Speaker: https://youtu.be/yYLEAfafxWc

    Simon Bedard - Founder and CEO of Exit Advisory Group, M&A firm in Australia: https://youtu.be/obNiIbx5mJ0

    Kison Patel - CEO and Founder of DealRoom and and M&A Science Academy: https://youtu.be/VR4nSM8HT18
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    How2Exit Episode 54: Steve Divitkos - Founder of Mineola Search Partners and a Search Fund Investor.

    How2Exit Episode 54: Steve Divitkos - Founder of Mineola Search Partners and a Search Fund Investor.

    Mineola Search Partners is a firm that invests in Search Funds, the entrepreneurs who run them, and the companies that they acquire.

    Prior to Mineola, Steve was the CEO of Microdea, a document management and workflow automation software company serving the transportation and logistics industry. Steve acquired the business from its original founders in 2014, and successfully sold the company to a strategic acquirer in 2020 after having served as its CEO for approximately seven years. During Steve’s tenure as CEO, Microdea’s equity value quadrupled, providing his investors with a 20% compounded annual return on their original investment. In his first 5 years as CEO, Steve doubled company revenue, achieving a ~15% compound annual growth rate, leading to Microdea being named as one of Canada’s fastest growing businesses for four consecutive years between 2014 – 2017. Since that point, he led the company’s transformation towards a subscription revenue model, growing revenue from recurring sources from ~40% of total revenue in 2014 to ~80% in 2020. He helped grow the company’s customer base to include 80% of Canada’s largest trucking companies, and one third of North America’s largest logistics companies. Under his leadership Microdea was ranked as one of Canada’s best places to work for 4 consecutive years between 2017 – 2020, when the company was named as the 46th best place to work in Canada for all companies with fewer than 100 employees. Upon his departure from the company in 2020, Steve had a 100% CEO approval rating on glassdoor.com.

    Steve received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he graduated with distinction.
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    Contact Steve on
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-divitkos-76250b2a/
    Website: https://mineolasearchpartners.com/

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/3BrDDj7wmqg
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook

    Mike Mausteller - Business Coach, Executive Coach,...

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    How2Exit Episode 53: Barry Gleeson - Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Coach and Advisor.

    How2Exit Episode 53: Barry Gleeson - Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Coach and Advisor.

    Barry is the Managing Partner of The Kelsey Group, a business coaching and advisory firm in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a certified business coach with The Alternative Board (TAB), an international Peer Advisory and Executive Coaching organization and he is a Certified Growth Coach with the Scaling Up organization where he facilitates strategic planning sessions with leadership teams helping them focus, get better results and outperform their competition.
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    Contact Barry on
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barrygleeson/
    Website: http://www.kelsey-group.com/
    Phone: 314-313-8498

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/iJ3e57cmAZw
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook

    Mike Mausteller - Business Coach, Executive Coach, Trainer, and Speaker: https://youtu.be/yYLEAfafxWc

    Simon Bedard - Founder and CEO of Exit Advisory Group, M&A firm in Australia: https://youtu.be/obNiIbx5mJ0

    Kison Patel - CEO and Founder of DealRoom and and M&A Science Academy: https://youtu.be/VR4nSM8HT18
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    How2Exit Episode 52: Trevor Ewen - His a Software Engineer, Investor, and Entrepreneur.

    How2Exit Episode 52: Trevor Ewen - His a Software Engineer, Investor, and Entrepreneur.

    He has a joint MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School.

    Trevor is the CEO of Southport Technology Group: A software development company that specializes in mid-market automation and integration strategies for firms in non-tech industries.

    Trevor is a partner at Southport Ventures: an acquisitions fund that targets mission-critical, B2B software platforms based in the US and Canada.

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    Contact Trevor on:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevorewen/
    Website: trevorewen.com has everything
    Twitter: @trevor_ewen

    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Each purchase supports both the author and this podcast.

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/WYHQQrzE3FQ
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook

    Mike Mausteller - Business Coach, Executive Coach, Trainer, and Speaker: https://youtu.be/yYLEAfafxWc

    Simon Bedard - Founder and CEO of Exit Advisory Group, M&A firm in Australia: https://youtu.be/obNiIbx5mJ0

    Kison Patel - CEO and Founder of DealRoom and and M&A Science Academy: https://youtu.be/VR4nSM8HT18
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    How2Exit Episode 51: Denise Logan - Professional Speaker & Best-Selling Author.

    How2Exit Episode 51: Denise Logan - Professional Speaker & Best-Selling Author.

    Denise Logan knows that to business owners, selling a business is more than a transaction. To them, it is an emotionally fraught period of transition, filled with unexpected highs and lows, with no clear vision of what waits at the end for them and their family. Her passion for this work is colored by her own experience of being an unprepared business owner who made an abrupt and choppy exit from her company, after ignoring the signs that it was time for several years.

    She is the author of The Seller’s Journey: A Business Fable about Navigating the Emotional Obstacles to Selling Your Business, and has addressed more than five hundred audiences on three continents about the psychology of business owners and how to make it easier when the time comes to let go.

    Denise is the secret weapon M&A advisors have turned to for years to help get their deals "unstuck" and she provides advanced training to advisors employed by some of the world’s largest financial institutions, law firms and accounting firms, helping their clients successfully transition their businesses to new owners and, most importantly, without regret.

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    Contact Denise on
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deniselogan
    Website: www.deniselogan.com
    Twitter: @deniseloganusa
    Book: The Seller’s Journey: A Business Fable about Navigating the Emotional Obstacles to Selling Your Business
    - https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08KGWL9QB&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_W5Z46AB074S7WD25CHC8&tag=how2exit-20

    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Each purchase supports both the author and this podcast.

    If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956
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    Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskelton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2Exit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/how2exitpodcast/

    Have suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150
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    Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Pv_r9bahYfM
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    Other interviews:

    Lane Carrick - serial entrepreneur and sold multiple businesses in his career: https://youtu.be/cAEGiqiieQw

    Carl Allen - M&A Expert with Over $47 billion in deals: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4

    Walker Deibel - the best-selling author of Buy Then Build: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook

    Mike Mausteller - Business Coach, Executive Coach, Trainer, and Speaker: a...

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