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David Yakobovitch explores AI for consumers through fireside conversations with industry thought leaders on HumAIn. From Chief Data Scientists and AI Advisors, to Leaders who advance AI for All, the HumAIn Podcast is the channel to release new AI products, to learn about industry trends, and to bridge the gap between humans and machines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 
Buying a business is a blend of process, timing, and luck. A few times a week Ryan Condie shares the deals he’s looking at in a short form podcast. Listen in on updates from investors and bankers. Whether you’re buying a business to own and operate or building up your passive income, you’ll learn what to focus on and what to avoid during acquisition.
 
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Brent Parker left the Big 4 accounting world to dive straight into entrepreneurship. Things that I love about this conversation…he had background in boat industry, understood the business beforehand from brother, started with Franchise, then upgraded to a great business, Then bought a Water Softener Company… We dive into… - Corporate to Entrepreneu…
 
Chase Harmer is an amazing entrepreneur. What I love about this conversation and Chase’s story is that early on, he just went for it. He did the tough things you need to do like cold calling and grinding, but then he got more buttoned up and calculated. We dive into… - Wins and Losses - How to get started in a new industry - How 1 Cold Call changed…
 
Gamal sold his awesome Shopify brand earlier this year. He and his wife Natarcia built a beautiful brand over 4 years with the intention of selling. We dive into… - What is the opportunity for the new owner? - How to identify risk in your own business Gamal works with founders now to help diversify revenue, build a community, manage all docs and or…
 
Joel is all things eCommerce. He's had eCom exits but here talks about his latest acquisition from a friend he helped. We dive into how he found, analyzed, and structured the deal while being ok with a certain level of unavoidable risk. Episode Resources Joel Reichert - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-reichert-90020526/ 10 Step Video series to Fin…
 
Thor Ernstsson: How To Use Data Science for Stronger Relationships [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Thor Ernstsson is the CEO of Strata, a company that helps customers invest in their networks, no matter how busy they are. Strata enables intelligent outreach recommendation…
 
Ty Roney is an amazon seller expert turned crypto, NFT, and Web3 evangelist. This is not your typical podcast here but it's an interesting topic so we decided to record it. We dive into... - A few crypto Basics - NFTs - Web 1, Web 2, and now...Web3 - Resources below to learn more Episode Resources https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ https://www.yout…
 
Brian had 20 years in corporate America and then made the switch to entrepreneurship. This takes guts. Brian now helps small businesses prepare for life-changing exits. We dive into… - How to find off-market manufacturing businesses - Stable Customers, Stable Employees can weather nearly any storm - Airplane Analogy for Startups Episode Resources 1…
 
Ethan Alexander is an amazing entrepreneur with multiple exits, acquisitions, and successful eCommerce businesses. He’s a fellow advisor at Quiet Light. We dive into… — eCommerce business metrics — Where to see opportunities in a competitive market — How to stand out as a buyer (this can not be talked about enough) Episode Resources: Ethan Alexande…
 
Jason Ferguson is an expert in all things health insurance and primarily focuses on the self-employed. Using Jason will not increase your rates and in reality, you'll probably be on a better plan and save money. Episode Resources 10 Step Video series to Finding a Company to Buy Mushfiq's Content Website Buying Course Connect with Ryan Condie http:/…
 
Stephen Miller: How To Leverage Mobile Phones And 3D Data To Build Robust Computer Vision Systems [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Stephen Miller is the Cofounder and SVP Engineering at Fyusion Inc. He has conducted research in 3D Perception and Computer Vision with Profs …
 
50 years in the Aerospace Industry. From getting nearly fired to buying and selling companies in Aerospace. Jordan always had creative solutions and bet on himself to make things happen. He invested heavily in his employees and gave them massive upside that led to a $3M acquisition to a $88M sale only 8 years later. Episode Resources 10 Step Video …
 
Mushfiq Sarker is amazing. He also is the founder of thewebsiteflip.com. He’s been buying, growing, and selling sites for over 10 years with many 6-figure exits. He is a Super Seller on Flippa’s platform. Mushfiq has bought over 150 sites. In this episode, we dive into -- Specific Deal Dive -- Hiring operators -- Lots of content site goodies. Episo…
 
Nell Watson: How To Teach AI Human Values [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Nell Watson is an interdisciplinary researcher in emerging technologies such as machine vision and A.I. ethics. Her work primarily focuses on protecting human rights and putting ethics, safety, and …
 
My friend's business, Vectrum Graphics, is for sale. I dive into the pros, cons, growth opps, and ideal candidates for this business. Revenue - $63,000 Profit - $24,500 Asking - $60k Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Connect with Brad Mills h…
 
Michael Bereslavsky is the Founder and CEO of Domain Magnate. It has led him from solo ventures in building, promoting, and monetizing websites, to over a decade of buying and growing internet businesses and successfully completing over 300 deals. We dive into… — Specific deals on how he found off-market businesses for sale — Hair or red flags on a…
 
Shaylan Hurley texted me and said, I just quit my job and bought 2 companies…that will get your attention. We dive into mentors, finding deals, structuring deals, and how to stand out. Shaylan is also very good at attacking with full force his fear. Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness…
 
Jayson Lowe left corporate Canada/America in 2008 and never looked back. This is a fun conversation around all things entrepreneurship, grit, and starting with the end in mind. We dive into… — Making the leap to entrepreneurship — Why Hiring Coaches and Mentors is crucial — Pressure is a Privilege — How to manage multiple companies at once You can …
 
If you are looking at businesses for sale, you'll notice a lot of add-backs. Some will make sense and others won't. You need to educate yourself on how to dig through the data. In the end, the buyer needs to operate the business the same way the seller operates the business. "Owner add-backs are items that they claim you should not need to pay once…
 
Time and time again buyers evaluate businesses on a few main criteria. It's called the 4 Pillars of Value and it helps determine whether a business has a high multiple or lower multiple. 1. Risk Mitigation 2. Growth Prospects 3. Transferability 4. Documentation / Verifiability This is a framework from Quiet Light which I've linked to their blog bel…
 
Ryan McDonald: How To Position People at the Center of AI Native Solutions [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Ryan McDonald is the Chief Scientist at ASAPP working on NLP and ML research focusing on CX and enterprise. He is also an Associate researcher in the NLP group at At…
 
Jim Oliver has quite the entrepreneurial journey. He owns 22 businesses. Yes, 22 businesses. Jim finds great talent and then overpays them. We spend most of our time on what is known as infinite banking. We dive into… - What infinite banking is - How it works to buy more cash flow producing assets - Cash Flow vs Savers You can follow Jim here at Cr…
 
Jennifer Anderson is a listener of the podcast. She's super cool and has a traditional career but on the side has bought, built, and now SOLD an online business. Jennifer packs in the value and gold nuggets in this short episode. Episode Resources https://quietlight.com/ https://empireflippers.com/ https://feinternational.com/ https://www.bizbuysel…
 
Humphrey Chen: How AI Can Revolutionize the Way We Consume Video [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Humphrey Chen is the CEO and Co-Founder of CLIPr. He has a BS in Management Science from MIT. His work in tech specializes in the use of technology to make people and companie…
 
Matt Putra is an eCommerce expert and fractional CFO for eCommerce brands. He’s built, bought, and consults for many eCom brands. We dive into… — Typical eCom Margins — eCom Must-Haves (Gross Margin, Email Lists, Areas for Improvement) — eCom Nice to Haves (VIP Groups, 30% Customer Retention, 3 to 1 customer lifetime value over acquisition costs Ep…
 
Dave Bechberger: How Connected Data Impacts Our Daily Interactions [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Dave Berchberger is a Senior Graph Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is known for his expertise in distributed data architecture being a thought leader in graph dat…
 
David Barnett has been an owner, broker, buyer, seller, and everything in between. He’s written a dozen books or so about buying and building companies. This is a fun conversation. We dive into questions such as… — Are small businesses a better investment than properties? — Is this a good business? — I’ve heard you can buy a business with zero down…
 
One of the most popular episodes of last year was Walker Deibel. I talk a lot about Walker Deibel, his book, and his courses. Now we have him live. Walker is a phenomenal entrepreneur and has seen incredible success through his acquisitions. He also sees 100's of businesses as a lead broker for QuietLight Brokerage. Walker talks about how to stand …
 
Stephanie started in insurance and left the corporate world when asking for a raise and she was denied. She left and built an insurance agency which led to an exit 16 years later. Stephanie then sold her business after she realized the different ways the rich view money and started putting things to use therewith cash flow investing. We dive into… …
 
Alex Beard: How to Solve for the Global Education Crisis caused by The Pandemic [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Alex Beard is the Senior Director at Teach For All , and author of the book Natural Born Learners. After starting out as an English teacher in a London comprehe…
 
The value you are creating in your job or business is either being multiplied by a small % or a large %. When you own equity in a business, for every widget you sell today, someone will pay you 3-20 widgets for that one depending on the multiple. The people I would want to switch career places with all have a few things in common: High Accountabili…
 
Elliott and I dive into a real deal that was for sale. Elliott has evaluated 1,000’s of businesses and has lots of tools and tricks for due diligence on a business. We change the numbers on a percentage basis to keep things anonymous and this is not for sale anymore. What’s fun here is that Elliott is more about where the business is today and the …
 
Ivy Lu: How To Organize Data Science Teams and Data Science Projects for Startups [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Ivy Lu is the head of data science and machine learning at Oxygen. Ivy's onboarding marked the launch of Oxygen’s banking platform. She has bachelor's degree …
 
Patrick, a long-time listener, we connect in San Diego and dive into 4 ways he can find unsexy difficult businesses. I toss in a bonus there too. 1. Where do the owners hang out? 2. CPA, Bookkeepers, Lawyers, Financial Planners 3. Owners know Owners. 4. Mailers Bonus - Suppliers...who supplies these unsexy businesses the raw goods? Episode Resource…
 
Steve has invested in over 25 different search fund deals. That’s a lot. He’s also got an incredibly successful entrepreneurial background with multiple exits. We dive into… - Different Types of Search Funds with Pros / Cons - How Investors evaluate deals - Expected Returns for Searchers and Investors Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http…
 
Cam and Sean sold their eCom business in May 2021 after 5 years. We dive into… - Why sell their perfectly good business - The selling process - What they learned about their business from selling Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Connect with…
 
2 Offline, 1 Online Business Listings I'm Looking at Right Now 1. https://www.bizbuysell.com/Business-Opportunity/flight-training-center-for-sale/1859092/ 2. https://feinternational.com/buy-a-website/19442-saas-recurring-subscription-data-backup-recovery-software-suite-215k-mrr 3. https://www.alpinebusinessbrokers.com/towing-business/ Episode Resou…
 
Lisa is back with over 30 years of SBA lending experience. We dive into the From Searcher to CEO doc that Live Oak Bank just published. It’s Part 1 but here are a few key points. — Key dependencies that are often overlooked in SMB — Where searchers mess up with working capital Episode Resources Searcher to CEO Guide Self Funded Searcher Lender Offi…
 
Asra Nadeem: How the future of media will be enhanced by generative design [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Asra Nadeem is the Co-Founder of Opus AI, a streaming platform powered by proprietary tech that turns plain text into movies and playable 3D worlds in real-time. She…
 
This is a podcast about buying business. I dive into how to stand out as a buyer to a broker. Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Live Oak Bank is a seasoned SMB lender providing SBA and conventional financing for search funds, independent spon…
 
Jesse Safir throws down nuggets of gold here. This is a fun convo with someone who bought a business and doesn’t paint the rosy picture. We dive into… - The issues with small businesses - Acquiring 9 months before COVID - Endless pivots to save his business over the past 2 years Check out ABGPrint.com for any of your printing needs. Episode Resourc…
 
Sam started a business and then needed an operator as he realized that was not his skill set or his passion. Intersection of operators and capital Deal structures Why buy communities Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https://forms.gle/RRcXpe3dK7pNGqv16 Live Oak Bank is a season…
 
John recently bought a micro SaaS company while keeping his day job. We dive into… His criteria for searching Lessons learned on this first acquisition What he’s targeting right now. John is a great follow on Twitter. Check him out below. Episode Resources Connect with Ryan Condie http://linkedin.com/in/ryancondie http://letsbuyabusiness.com/ https…
 
[Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Steven Shillingford is President and CEO of DeepSee.ai, a Knowledge Process Automation (KPA) platform to mine unstructured data, operationalize AI-powered insights, and automate results into real-time action for the enterprise. He is the cr…
 
Oliver Schabenberger: How Data, Analytics, Decisions and Intelligence Are Connected [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Oliver Schabenberger is the Chief Innovation Officer at SingleStore. He is a former academician and seasoned technology executive with more than 25 years of…
 
Henry Johnson bought a Shopify app. Henry is a consummate learner. He has a background in technology sales and is the owner of multiple businesses. Most recently he purchased a Shopify app called PushLast. I’ve used Shopify for years but never jumped into the app side of things. It’s an interesting play for anyone who wants to buy something on the …
 
Disney owns 13 of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time. They own a huge chunk of TV. Disney did not start those from scratch. They bought them. I do a quick dive into some corporate buying sprees from Disney but every company you've ever heard of (aka large companies) made a bunch of acquisitions to get there. Episode Resources Connect wit…
 
[Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Brad Schneider is the Founder and CEO of NoMad Data. He was previously the CEO of Adaptive Management. Throughout his career, Brad has focused on using alternative data to improve decision making and prediction. Brad has been a Portfolio Ma…
 
David Barnett has been an owner, broker, buyer, seller, and everything in between. He’s written a dozen books or so about buying and building companies. This is a fun conversation. We dive into… — Don’t Start a company from scratch, Buy a Foundational Company First — How to get a deal done — Cash Flow Forecasts — Buyers and Sellers need to Collabor…
 
Tyler Gillespie lives in Columbia for half the year and Aspen the other half. He’s built and sold 2 companies and developed formulas to “Building to Sell” his companies. We dive into… What is Productized Service Starting offline and moving to online businesses Building to sell Building around the desired lifestyle His 2 exits Tyler also has acquire…
 
Ashutosh Garg: How To Leverage AI To Recognize And Improve Diversity In Hiring [Audio] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Ashutosh Garg works with startups across the enterprise stack. He is particularly excited about how machine learning and deep learning are reinventing existing s…
 
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