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Hi, I'm Jonah, host of the Owner Operated Podcast. This show features my conversations with small business owners and other small business professionals. I'm here to share the success, failures, and everything in between about the people behind small businesses in America.

Owner Operated with Jonah Pollone Jonah Pollone

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Hi, I'm Jonah, host of the Owner Operated Podcast. This show features my conversations with small business owners and other small business professionals. I'm here to share the success, failures, and everything in between about the people behind small businesses in America.

    Losing Everything in '08 to Excellence in Disaster Restoration, with Kevin Reinert, Professional Restoration Services

    Losing Everything in '08 to Excellence in Disaster Restoration, with Kevin Reinert, Professional Restoration Services

    We're back! Things have heated up at MidStreet, so Owner Operated is on pause for the time being. I plan on launching something very special as a V2.0, so stay tuned...

    Kevin Reinert is the owner of Professional Restoration Services, a property damage remediation company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. PRS covers fire damage, mold removal, smoke odor, and more. He is a licensed general contractor with previous experience in running Kevin Reinert Homes, a residential homebuilder he ran until work stopped coming in the housing market crash of 2008.

    Know someone with a property damage issue in the Triangle area of NC? Visit https://prshelp.com/.

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    Thank you to our sponsors:

    MidStreet Mergers & Acquisitions: https://midstreet.com/
    On Tops Roofing: https://www.ontopsroofing.com/

    • 53 min
    Acquiring an Advantaclean Franchise at 28 Years Old, with Artem Lopatchenko

    Acquiring an Advantaclean Franchise at 28 Years Old, with Artem Lopatchenko

    Artem Lopatchenko is a real estate investor and owner of the Cary-Apex Advantaclean franchise in North Carolina. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Accounting at Western Connecticut State University and is a licensed CPA. Along with his business partner Dan, he recently acquired the rights to an ACE Handyman Services business in the Greater Triangle and Johnson County area of North Carolina.

    For a summary of the episode, visit https://jonahpollone.com/newsletter/

    Email Artem to support his efforts to help the people of Ukraine: artem.lopatchenko@gmail.com

    Visit Advantaclean here: https://www.advantaclean.com/cary-nc/

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    Thank you to our sponsors:

    MidStreet Mergers & Acquisitions: https://midstreet.com/
    On Tops Roofing: https://www.ontopsroofing.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Who's Your Who? with Alex Mihajlov and Trevor Chambers, Olde Raleigh Financial Group

    Who's Your Who? with Alex Mihajlov and Trevor Chambers, Olde Raleigh Financial Group

    Alex Mihajlov and Trevor Chambers are wealth advisors at Olde Raleigh Financial Group, an independent financial advisory firm in Raleigh, NC.

    For a summary of the episode, check out https://jonahpollone.com/newsletter/

    Visit Olde Raleigh Financial Group: https://www.olderaleighfinancial.com/

    • 55 min
    Buying and Operating a Landscaping Company with Billy Van Eaton, Cumberland Landscape Group

    Buying and Operating a Landscaping Company with Billy Van Eaton, Cumberland Landscape Group

    Billy Van Eaton is the owner of Cumberland Landscape Group, a regional, full-service commercial landscaping company in Atlanta, Georgia. He also runs a holding company for business acquisitions called Talents Equity.

    For a summary of the episode, check out https://jonahpollone.com/newsletter/

    Support Cumberland Landscape Group here: https://cumberlandlandscapegroup.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Journey Into Main Street with Jeff Johnson, Power Mulch Inc.

    A Journey Into Main Street with Jeff Johnson, Power Mulch Inc.

    Jeff Johnson is the owner of Power Mulch, a material blowing company based in Smithfield, North Carolina. For a summary of the episode, check out https://jonahpollone.com/newsletter/

    Support Power Mulch here: http://powermulchinc.com/

    • 55 min
    Advising Families with >$25 Million in Net Worth with Katherine Dunlevie, Managing Director of Synovus Family Office

    Advising Families with >$25 Million in Net Worth with Katherine Dunlevie, Managing Director of Synovus Family Office

    Katherine Dunlevie is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Family Office at Synovus, a family office headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, focusing on families with wealth in excess of $25 million.

    We covered:
    - What is a family office?
    - When does it make sense for a family to hire a family office?
    - Starting in the business right before signing a 55-family member client with 17 family units.
    - Single vs. Multifamily Office
    - Qualities of successful family businesses
    - Using trusts as planning entities
    - Using communication to solve family issues
    - Top recommendations for family business owners
    - UNC Family Enterprise Center Resources
    - Family business peer councils
    - Servant leadership
    - Seeking out mentors
    - Family Business Magazine

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    Know a business owner looking to exit in the next few years?
    Visit https://www.midstreet.com/

    Have a neighbor in the Triangle who needs a new roof? Check out https://ontopsroofing.com/

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonahpollone/

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    Learn more about Synovus here: https://www.synovusfamilyoffice.com/

    Reach out to Katherine here: KatherineDunlevie@Synovus.com

    Learn more about the UNC Family Enterprise Center: https://familyenterprise.unc.edu/

    Connect with the Family Enterprise Center on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/family-enterprise-center-kenan-flagler-business-school/

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Best Small/Middle market podcast

Very interesting and informative episodes that talk with small and middle market operators. I would recommend any entrepreneur listen.

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Best podcast about small business

I love how Jonah showcases small businesses that are often overlooked and provides great insight into how they work. The variety of guests and stories is fantastic as well. Definitely worth a listen!

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Awesome podcast. Awesome guests.

Love the podcast and the message behind it: Small business in the United States - One of the simplest, yet overlooked freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Jonah is working to remind us all that with enough hard work and street smarts anybody can be a successful entrepreneur in this country. Tune in, and find out what it takes. 👍🏻🔥

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