Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by Joe Cassandra (@JoeCassandra) to hear his lessons learned in SMB ownership, running a children's retail store, owner-employee relationships, building a HoldCo, hidden expenses, and more.
Thanks to our sponsors!
This episode is sponsored by Acquisition Lab. Acquisition Lab, created by Walker Deibel author of Buy Then Build: How to Outsmart the Startup Game, is an accelerator with a highly vetted cohort-based educational and support community for people serious about buying a business.
After going through the Lab's month-long intensive, you have ongoing access to almost daily Q&A sessions with advisors, regular live deal review forums with Walker, hand-picked vendors for your deal team, and a very active Slack group with other searchers on this path. Our team personally understands how to buy a business and will help navigate all the complexities of the process, as well as provide a trusted framework, tools, and resources to support you from search to close.
The Acquisition Lab recently celebrated its 70th business being acquired and well over $100m in aggregate transaction value. The Lab is there to stand by your side, so you can take the right action (at the right time) and avoid wasting countless hours trying to "go it alone".
For more information, check out acquisitionlab.com (link in the show notes) or email the Lab's director Chelsea Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org.