29 episodes

Owned and Operated is a weekly podcast segment that dives deeply into the operations of businesses that we own and businesses we are considering acquiring. We will be discussing real issues in our companies, the nuance that came with them and the decisions we made. We hope to give entrepreneurs, searchers and the public a window into a real business as we solve real problems, acquire companies and build in public.

Owned and Operated John Wilson and Brandon Niro

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Owned and Operated is a weekly podcast segment that dives deeply into the operations of businesses that we own and businesses we are considering acquiring. We will be discussing real issues in our companies, the nuance that came with them and the decisions we made. We hope to give entrepreneurs, searchers and the public a window into a real business as we solve real problems, acquire companies and build in public.

    #28 - Mills Snell - Diving into Commercial Roofing

    #28 - Mills Snell - Diving into Commercial Roofing

    Today we have Mills Snell here with us. Mills has a background in multiple industries and you’ll get to hear all about the path that has led him to where he stands now.
    He started his career in the M&A world as the owner of an advisory firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Since then he has worked in financial planning, permanent equity, and real estate.
    However, his most recent business endeavor has been becoming the owner of a commercial construction company that works heavily in roofing. He closed this deal in April of 2021, 10 months after coming across the business. The details of this will be our primary focus in this episode.
    On today’s podcast, you’ll get to hear him discuss his experience of running this company as he approaches the end of his first year of ownership. He’ll help give you insight into what this type of acquisition looks like and any challenges you may face during it. Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #27 - Mike Botkin - Dominating Central Florida's Home Service Sector

    #27 - Mike Botkin - Dominating Central Florida's Home Service Sector

    Today we have Mike Botkin here with us. Mike is the founder and CEO of the Benchmark Group, a buyer of SMB service businesses. The Benchmark Group is a group who acquire home service businesses. They are the largest provider of residential maintenance in central Flordia, but are transitioning the company to more commercial maintenance and traditional landscaping as well.
    He discusses challenges faced with acquiring an absentee business and talent recruitment tactics that he uses when needing to fill a position. You’ll learn about his opinions on industry experience and why that isn’t always the primary indicator of potential.
    On today’s pod, he and John will discuss where the Benchmark Group is at now and what direction he envisions it going in the future. Enjoy

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #26 - Aizik Zimmerman - The Making of a Home Service Millionaire

    #26 - Aizik Zimmerman - The Making of a Home Service Millionaire

    Today we have Aizik Zimmerman.
    Aizik has a history in Small business, investment banking, operations, acquisitions, and startups.
    John and Aizik have actually started a program called Servstart, which funds entrepreneurs who want to buy or start their own businesses.
    On this episode, they discuss some of the details of Servstart as well some of the exciting up and coming developments that you as listeners get to look forward to as we learn and talk more about investing in entrepreneurs and small businesses
    Enjoy this episode!
    Also check out...
    Microacquire.com to find internet businesses to buy.
    Captarget.com for the best off-market deal sourcing platform ever.
    Our Twitter - https://twitter.com/OwnedOperatedco
    Our Newsletters - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/wilsoncompanies

    • 36 min
    #25 - Ryan Young - Buying 150 RE Deals Every Year, Building a Top 3 RE Firm

    #25 - Ryan Young - Buying 150 RE Deals Every Year, Building a Top 3 RE Firm

    Ryan runs several businesses, he’s built his Real Estate Brokerage into one of the top 3 brokerages in Ohio and he runs a business called Flash House which is an instant offer Real Estate tech platform that offers Home sellers instant quotes on the price of their home and executes on those same deals.
    Flash House actually acquires over 150 homes every year, but what’s even more exciting is hearing Ryan’s thoughts on the business behind real estate, for example Ryan is able to do some really cool things with all of the data he’s building as he runs his businesses.
    On this episode, you’ll learn how to create a significant market advantage, even in an industry as traditional as Real Estate.

    Also check out...
    Microacquire.com to find internet businesses to buy.
    Captarget.com for the best off-market deal sourcing platform ever.
    Our Twitter - https://twitter.com/OwnedOperatedco
    Our Newsletters - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/wilsoncompanies

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #24 - Reg Zeller - Multi-State Foundry Operations and Roll Up

    #24 - Reg Zeller - Multi-State Foundry Operations and Roll Up

    Over the last 4 years, Reg has been buying and rolling up foundries and metal casting facilities. But before that, he felt like a corporate drone, trudging through his day to day work life and found his escape and new journey through ETA.
    Reg is actually our first guest who has bought and owns businesses in multiple states. The problems associated with a national operation are very unique - and today on the pod, John and Brandon grill Reg, trying to understand where he’s been successful and how we might replicate that same success.
    Enjoy!

    Also check out...
    Microacquire.com to find internet businesses to buy.
    Captarget.com for the best off-market deal sourcing platform ever.
    Our Twitter - https://twitter.com/OwnedOperatedco
    Our Newsletters - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/wilsoncompanies

    • 57 min
    #23 Johnny SqueegeeGod - Starting and Running a Window Washing Business

    #23 Johnny SqueegeeGod - Starting and Running a Window Washing Business

    Today we have Johnny - otherwise known as Squeegeegod on Twitter, Johnny and his business partner Sergio started Orange Window Cleaning 4 years ago and they are on pace to do $700,000 just cleaning windows this year.
    We love businesses like Johnny’s. They’re very easy to start, but growing them can be a big challenge. We brought on Johnny to give you the step by step details into how he started and how he’s grown over the past several years.
    If you’re interested in a business that’s easy to start where you can profit immediately, you’ll love this episode, Enjoy
    Enjoy!

    Also check out...
    Microacquire.com to find internet businesses to buy.
    Captarget.com for the best off-market deal sourcing platform ever.
    Our Twitter - https://twitter.com/OwnedOperatedco
    Our Newsletters - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/wilsoncompanies

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Dsizzle56 ,

Keep them coming!

Great show!

okichoboi ,

Great podcast, super informative

If you are at all interested in learning what it is like to run a small business, look no further than this podcast! Highly recommend

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