4 Acquisitions 4 Lessons | Up and to the Right | Episode 022

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Video IntroductionListen & Download Show Notes M&A or mergers & acquisitions might not be on the tip of your tongue as a small business owner but as we plan for retirement or other transitions, acquisition begins to find its way into our world. Hi, I’m Stephen Krausse with Beyond 50 Percent and it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work with another episode of the Up and to the Right Podcast. Over the course of the last twenty years I’ve been involved in four acquisitions and each time I had a different role to play. In 2000 I was part of the management team that sold a small business to a publicly traded firm. A few years later I put an offer together to purchase a local sports shop – that one didn’t work out. In 2017 a large company bought our parent company. Finally, in 2018 I worked with our new parent company to purchase Directed Energy and return our company to private ownership. This week I thought I would share one lesson from each of those experiences. You can subscribe to the Up and to the Right podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn and now there’s even a playlist on the Beyond 50 Percent youtube channel!

Up and to the Right | 2017 Episode 04 | Three Kinds of Work

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  How do you measure the importance of the work that you do in your small business? Sometimes I value the work I do by its impact on revenue; sometimes I value it based on how much I am interested in that particular activity and sometimes I value an activity by how long it can occupy me before I have to do something I’ve been avoiding. Over the years I have been found that the work that we do can be described by one of three categories. In this episode I share this and the method I use to try to keep my work on track toward the most value I can. Read More