14 episodes

The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

The Exit - Presented By Flippa The Exit - Presented By Flippa

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    • 5.0 • 105 Ratings

The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

    How I Went From Coffee To Caviar To Become The Largest eCommerce Investor In The World

    How I Went From Coffee To Caviar To Become The Largest eCommerce Investor In The World

    For today’s episode, Clearbanc’s CEO and founder, Michele Romanow, joins Flippa to share how she took risks venturing to a different path that led her to success. Likewise, she apprised how Clearbanc helps founders and how it improved in response to the changing times.

    Michele Romanow has been a serial entrepreneur for as long as she can remember. Her job is to continuously seek opportunities, come up with ideas, and start a business; she cannot imagine doing things other than starting a business. In college, Michele took up engineering, which made her realize that she is better at building businesses than building bridges.

    Michele built up a little sustainable coffee shop in Queen’s Campus, which continued operating twelve years later. By the time she graduated, she had figured out that the worldwide supply of sturgeon caviar was down by 95%. She declined job offerings and decided to move out to Canada’s east coast to start a new life and career.

    • 18 min
    How My Passion For Doing Good For The Community Dictates My Entrepreneurial Adventures

    How My Passion For Doing Good For The Community Dictates My Entrepreneurial Adventures

    In this special episode, Steve welcomes Paul Polizzotto, CEO and founder of the GiveWith, to explore environmental businesses along with the biotic community. The elements of his first business media have transformed him into becoming an agent for positive social change.

    Paul grew up in southern California, in a small little coastal town in Los Angeles. And during his time, the area was polluted, so they were often sick despite playing healthy sports. His background induced him to understand which types of activities near their environment contributed to stormwater and pollution.

    Then he found out that it was the contractors cleaning adjustable sight facilities, some even continuously purchasing infectious wastes, and a hospital washing the pollutants into the storm drain going straight to the bay. He realized that's not merely about pollution issues, but a discharge in violation of the little clean water act.

    Paul imagined his first company to be a professional type that produces and applies to protect the bay from contamination. And so he found operational changes that ultimately pioneered the zero discharge process. He wanted to work for the United States of Animal Protection Agency to create those methods.

    • 29 min
    How I Team with Dozens of Entrepreneurs to Successfully Acquire Online Businesses

    How I Team with Dozens of Entrepreneurs to Successfully Acquire Online Businesses

    In today’s episode featuring entrepreneurs who share their way in operating and scaling up businesses, Steve McGarry welcomes Deven Soni, co-founder of Kingmakers. He reveals details on how they onboard business owners into the trade to grow business acquisitions.

    Deven is an entrepreneur and expert in investing. He grew up reading a lot about market exchange and banking operations, eventually leading him to study finance at a university. He also worked at investment banking for years until he gained a position assisting the company in deploying capital into technology businesses. Operating in software service companies to digital media businesses grew his investment side, being a value investor.
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    The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

    • 28 min
    How I Designed a Career In a Way That Fits My Lifestyle

    How I Designed a Career In a Way That Fits My Lifestyle

    For this episode of The Exit, Steve McGarry sits down with a former photojournalist, editor, and media entrepreneur, Jonathan Kalan, about how he formed a global community called Unsettled. The feeling of being “unsettled” sounds unpleasant for many, but it also signifies a positive impulse for change, discovery, and innovation that everyone should embrace and nurture.

    From being a foreign media correspondent, Jonathan Kalan became a serial entrepreneur who turned his overflowing ideas into forming a network that embraces uncertainty and values human connection. Kalan created a platform for people worldwide who want to take life, work, and adventures beyond the traditional borders. Learn more in this segment about how he built a meaningful connection that helps redefine someone’s future of work.
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    The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

    • 27 min
    How I Judge Potential When Looking To Purchase Online Businesses

    How I Judge Potential When Looking To Purchase Online Businesses

    For today’s episode, Richard Patey, owner of the website investing.substack.com, talks about his experiences in website investing and how it can quickly grow your capital. Richard is one of the first group of investors tackling exchanges of marketing startups, who share their background and operating processes in getting to the top.
    Starting Up with Website Investing
    According to Patey, he did not enjoy the client-based work. He tried to find ways of making money, so he started with a muse business. He got a tiny niche but did not hold into dealing with customers and product shipping. However, this made him realize what he wanted to do, which is running and optimizing content.

    Upon buying one of Patey’s websites, one client wanted to keep him as an operator to build up that asset. They flipped the sites a year later together, leading to him experiencing working with other investors doing similar management and organizations. They ended up reporting on the space as a media play at a publication. He had a podcast and some newsletters that are being released for free subscribers and paid ones.

    He got into software reviews and started working with other companies. Over time, Patey got interested in investing outside the digital associations; he enjoyed raising generally, but domain investing sparked him until it became an opportunity for Patey to get into the cryptocurrency industry.
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    The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

    • 38 min
    How I Regained a Feeling of Significance After Selling My 27 Year Old Business

    How I Regained a Feeling of Significance After Selling My 27 Year Old Business

    For today’s episode, Steve McGarry and his guest, Jeff Weiner, talk about the post-acquisition mindset and how someone could overcome depression after an owned business is passed to another.

    Jeff Weiner is an entrepreneur who founded multiple companies at a young age. He is also a real estate investor and best-selling author, who talks and educates people about running a business and investing. Learn from his story about how a walk at the beach changed his career path.

    At a young age of 16, Jeff Weiner became a serial entrepreneur. He started his second business while he was in college and sold it when he was 19 or 20 years old. At 21, Weiner established a telecommunications company, which he ran for 27 years. The business grew large and had 55 employees when he sold it.

    According to Weiner, the business was promisingly profitable, and generating income is not why he sold it. The routine of going to the office and managing people got into him, and he got tired. One day, he had a long walk at the beach, and he thought about expanding the business. While he was thinking of the things he will do, he just realized that he doesn’t want to do it anymore that there’s more to life than running a business. He later called the M&A and informed them about selling his business. Weiner placed it in the market in January 2017. Private equity bought the company, and he exited in October 2017. He stayed for three years by owning a minority.

    On his first day of not being at work, Weiner thought about what he would do and found himself in an existential crisis. He made himself busy by writing books, which sold 50,000 copies on Amazon. Weiner also made blogs, videos, and podcasts, from which he received positive affirmations. There were nights when he felt stressed, so he read books, which moved him into a new position that he’s okay with not running a business.

    Writing became Weiner’s outlet because it enables him to express his thoughts and help other business owners. He also founded an organization of entrepreneurs who are now semi-retired and also looking for their purpose in life. They share ideas and experiences about how their life is going.
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    The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. For more information on buying an online business, become an acquisition entrepreneur, and invest in digital real estate visit www.flippa.com.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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105 Ratings

105 Ratings

McGarryGadGets ,

Amazing guests!

Really great guests sharing top quality info for aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. Excited for many more episodes to come!

Ron Stefanski ,

Loving the concept

A pretty new podcast, but already one I’ll be subscribed to in the long haul. Love it!

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Loved it

Great insight into getting into business

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