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The Defenders of Business Value Podcast combines nearly 30 years of valuation and exit planning expertise working with business owners. Ed Mysogland has a mission and vision to help business owners understand the value of their business. Most of the small business owner's net worth is locked in the company, and to unlock it, a business owner has to sell it. Unfortunately, the odds are against business owners that they won't be able to sell their companies because they don't know what creates ...
 
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Ed had an opportunity to interview Bryan Clayton who has golden nuggets to share with you. Bryan Clayton is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits; he is currently the CEO of GreenPal, a web and mobile app that instantly connects homeowners with home service professionals. In this show, Bryan and Ed discussed most of the questions that run throu…
 
Today, you just get Ed in this solo show. Ed's been getting a lot of questions lately about business valuations. Circumstances with the pandemic are changing, there are more divorces happening now, and the economy is a little different than we've seen in a while. So, Ed takes this episode to share some realistic business valuation tips with you. He…
 
Ed fields a lot of calls from business owners that own real estate and they want to know, what do we do here? What's the effect of this pandemic on our real estate? Are we going to be able to sell it at fair market value? What does the future look like? What does the buyer have to look like in order to buy it in an environment like this? Ed contact…
 
Ed recently spoke to a business owner that said, “You know what, they're going to carry my dead body out of here. And what I want my family to do with this business is liquidate it.” To that business owner, Ed’s got a big surprise for you. Matt Gallivan of Gallivan Auctioneers and Appraisers was on the show. What they were going to talk about was, …
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully, it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: What kind of financing is available betwe…
 
Does race play a factor in business value and the salability of a company? You wouldn't think that it would, there is empirical data and anecdotal rationale as to why a gap in value exists between black and white businesses. After my conversation, it seems not for the reasons you might guess. It is because of history, education, and the lack of acc…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: What do you get when you buy a business? Y…
 
One of the people that Ed’s been hassling and trying to track down and get on the podcast is Brian Trzcinski of MassMutual. Ed’s seen him speak probably three or four times, and each time he comes away shaking his head with such good information. MassMutual do some really great research. Brian is the director of the business market development over…
 
Ed does a fair amount of equipment appraisal. With this pandemic, lots of companies are likely going to be forced to sell their companies, which is simply the assemblage of assets and lots of the goodwill has evaporated with this pandemic. Ed thought it would be a good idea that they talk about equipment value, and that's where his friend in the bu…
 
Have you ever thought about online businesses - that they’re as much of a business as any other business, the kind that has bricks and mortar? Well, the interesting thing is that this is big business. Ed is not kidding you when he tells you that some of the multiples that are being paid for some of these online businesses are remarkable. Ed had the…
 
Have you ever wondered how to secure your company and the value associated with technology, and intellectual property even if you're just a small five-man shop? Have you ever thought about the risk associated with your technology? Well, today I had the opportunity to visit with Brandyn Fisher of The Mako Group. The Mako Group is a cybersecurity typ…
 
On this show, Ed had an opportunity to visit Tom Deans who is a wealth of knowledge. Tom Deans is the author of Willing Wisdom and Every Family’s Business. Tom is probably the foremost thought leader on family businesses and the unique dynamic associated with it. Having a podcast is one of those things where you get an opportunity to visit with peo…
 
Do you know what a family office is? Ed didn't either. He'd heard the term before, but just never really understood its function. Ed has known Kevin Alerding of Indie Asset Partners for a while. He's seen him speak a couple of times and, he recently joined a practice in which the practice is a family office. So Ed reached out to him and wanted to l…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week, rather than 3 questions, I share with you "65 business ris…
 
Today, Ed had an opportunity with Mikel Berger. Mikel is one of the co-founders of a private equity group, but they are not your average private equity group. He has 37 partners and they are buying small businesses. He and his team are looking for deals with business owners that are looking to retire. It’s a really interesting group doing special t…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: What does my company look like after coron…
 
It’s not the most obvious choice to have an insurance expert as a guest on the show, but Zach Finn is someone that is really impressive. Zach Finn is Clinical Professor and Director of the Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program at the Butler University College of Business. Previously, he was Risk Manager for The J.M. Smucker Company in Orrvill…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: How to tell employees of a pending sale? A…
 
This is office hours at the brokerage where business owners, buyers, and advisors can ask any question they have. ************ For past guests, please visit https://www.defendersofbusinessvalue.com/dbv-podcast/ Sign up for the Defenders of Business Value newsletter here For show notes, go to: https://www.defendersofbusinessvalue.com/ Follow Ed: Con…
 
Gary Rapp and Ralana Abraham Miller are two brokers in Indiana Business Advisors who just completed the acquisition of an extremely profitable well-run lawn care business in Indianapolis. And they are going to tell us the story of how they completed the transaction and what they learned. If you happen to be in this type of business or if you’re thi…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully, it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: How is a buyer going to take over a relat…
 
Drew McCuiston is from a private equity group in Indianapolis called The Firefly group. Ed and Drew run in the same networking circles. Ed has always been impressed by Drew and his group because they’ve always done good deals. You never hear bad things about them. They’re just good guys doing good deals. And the side benefit is that one of their ac…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: Why can you add the value of the equipment…
 
Sarah Holtrup is a CPA and a Certified Tax Coach. She helps her clients in two ways - through tax planning and tax resolution. In tax resolution, she helps her clients fix their tax debt problems and get compliant so they can stop worrying about the IRS and the State Department of Revenue. And with tax planning, she helps her clients structure thei…
 
Frequently Asked Question Episode: Each week I answer three questions about business value or selling companies that come in from the website or social media. This is a little bit shorter of an episode, but hopefully, it will be helpful in your journey to making a salable company. This week's questions are: Why do I need to understand business valu…
 
Today's podcast is a little bit different. Ed visited with one of his valuation heroes Chris Mercer, of Mercer capital. When people talk about thought leaders - these days they throw that around as if everyone is a thought leader. Well, Chris really is! He has been a leader in the business valuation community for years. Ed wanted to talk to him abo…
 
This is a replay of the webinar I did 2020-03-27: A Discussion With The SBA and Indiana Small Business Development Center. During this Q&A style webinar, J. Eric Armacost, Lead Lender Relations Specialist / District International Trade Officer - SBA and David Watkins, Director of the Indiana Small Business Development Center join us to discuss the …
 
Today’s podcast is a special episode. We have one of the premier bankers of the country, John Randall of Live Oak Bank, to talk about how to help business owners survive this COVID-19 mess that we’re all in the middle of. He talked about the program as he understood them and answered a ton of questions that hopefully will help you get to the capita…
 
In this episode, Ed had an opportunity with KC Chohan. KC is with Together CFO - a virtual CFO service. Business advisors, like Ed, run into a lot of financial statements where the financial conditions are abysmal. And when they aren’t able to track expenses and income, it impairs value. The buyer or the bank reviewing or scrutinizing them lack the…
 
This week, Ed had the opportunity to visit with Joe Dillon. Joe is an entrepreneur and a deal-maker. He has facilitated a number of transactions and most recently, he’s been doing several jump parks. It is interesting to sit down and listen to what Joe has seen in the marketplace because it’s an expanding industry, and anybody who’s into the childr…
 
Could you sell your business in 2020? The answer is yes, but you have to understand the sale process and what it means to actually go to the market. In this episode, I took it from a webinar that I did. This is always one of the most interactive topics I do and it seems every year it is requested to be replayed or redone. Most business owners have …
 
On this week's FAQ Friday Ed answers the following questions: Where can I sell my business? Where to sell a business fast? Where to sell a business for free? And as a bonus, Ed discusses the newly released Market Pulse survey results from the International Business Brokers Association, M & A Source Group, Pepperdine University, and the Private Capi…
 
This week we’ll talk about DealStats. The 1st Quarter 2020 review just came out. For those of you who don't know about DealStats, this is the market data that most appraisers use for the smaller companies - those with under $50M revenue. And it’s produced by Business Value Resources. BVR has been collecting private company data for about 30 years o…
 
Questions submitted this week: How do I value my business? How do I know if I have a customer concentration issue? Which is more valuable - an independent business or franchise? ************ For past guests, please visit https://www.defendersofbusinessvalue.com/dbv-podcast/ Sign up for the Legacy Exit newsletter here For show notes, go to: https://…
 
Ed had the opportunity to visit with Bob Paden of The Growth Coach. Bob is one of those guys who Ed just constantly bumps into his clients, and the peripheral advisors have nothing but good things to say about Bob. Bob had been a solo practitioner and then he purchased The Growth Coach. And so Ed invited him to talk about a couple of things; as a b…
 
On this episode, the following questions from listeners were answered: How to know if your business is salable Where does the market data come from Are you a target for a strategic acquisition Bonus: A listener asks if they should buy a business they found on BizBuySell.com ************ For past guests, please visit https://www.defendersofbusinessv…
 
Perry Marshall is the author of the book called 80/20 Sales and Marketing. In this book, Perry helps you understand that the 80/20 rule is fractal, meaning it’s a repeating pattern where the smallest parts resemble the whole. So, inside every 20 percent is another top 20 percent. And that is where Ed wants to focus on this podcast. In this episode,…
 
This week Ed has the opportunity to visit with his friend Todd Muffley. What prompted this conversation was that Ed saw an article Todd posted on LinkedIn titled Be Still. The tone of this article he has written was that the sale was not necessarily what he thought it was, and being friends with Todd for a number of years, this got Ed curious. So, …
 
Every quarter Business Valuation Resources releases it Value Index which outline the changes in market multiples. In this episode Ed talks with Adam Munson and Kenny Woo about the work BVR is doing and what they are seeing in the aggregate value of small businesses. When it comes to market data is the nation's leading source. DealStats (formerly Pr…
 
On today’s show, Ed is delighted to visit with Rod Burkert. Rod is Ed’s long-time friend. They have known each other for at least 20 years. Rod has been in the valuation community for so long, and everyone coming up through the valuation ranks would take his classes. He is one of those guys that is always at the forefront of what’s going on. He has…
 
Easily one of my favorite episodes. Wendy Dickinson is the founder of Ascend To Sell LLC. She coaches small business owners in navigating the psychology of the M&A process. Raised with small business in her blood, Wendy is from a family of entrepreneurs. Wendy knows the advantages of the preparation and execution of your vision. She is passionate a…
 
This week we talk to Mike Michalowicz about using the Profit First techniques to increase business value. Mike launched and sold two multi-million dollar companies and is co-founder of Profit First Professionals, a membership organization of accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches who teach the Profit First method. He is a former columnist fo…
 
I had the good fortune of interviewing John from both a practitioner and as a client. John is a coach with so much horsepower. I have pretty high expectations and apparently John does too for himself. John was recently selected as the recipient of Canada’s CEO Trusted Advisor Award. I'm not surprised. Listen to this podcast and find out how busines…
 
In this week’s episode, Ed had the opportunity to interview his long term referral partner, Josh Brown. Josh is, in the world of franchising, a pool of knowledge. If you are a franchisee or franchisor or planning to become one, you will definitely benefit from this conversation about the franchise world. Enjoy! 1:12 - Who is Josh Brown 2:33 - Franc…
 
In this week’s episode, Ed chats with Dan Lacy, the Prophet of Profit, about the importance of investing in people, identifying the endgame, planning the exit, and everything about maximizing business value. A lot of ground was covered in a fairly short amount of time, so enjoy this insightful conversation! ************ For show notes and past gues…
 
On today’s show, Ed talks with Greg Stanley, owner of Accelerant Consultants, on the sub-segments of revenue. Ed and Greg uncover tips to increase business value by sharing common value gaps, evaluation perspectives, thoughts on sales and marketing integration, and why business owners should avoid the habit of revenue tunnel vision when success doe…
 
On today’s show, Ed connects with finance experts Andy and Mark to dig into all things ESOP. Many business owners want to offer stock options to their employees but don't really understand the implications or process. Andy Manchir and Mark Flinchum of Indianapolis based CPA firm Katz, Sapper and Miller chat with Ed and answer some of the most commo…
 
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