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Entrepreneur's M&A Journal is a podcast dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and investors gain a competitive advantage when making decisions about buying, selling or launching a business.

Hosted by Jim Cumbee, each podcast is an interview with a successful been there/done that business owner or professional advisor. Through their real-life stories, you will be inspired, empowered, and maybe even a bit smarter.

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 60—Interview With Rachel Miller

Summary: Jim Cumbee and Rachel Miller talk about Rachel’s very unique experience with starting a business, its impromptu sale and then working in the business again with great success. Main Questions Asked: When you made the transition from teaching high school to writing, did you intend for it to become a full-time job? People who sit down and make plans are more the exception than the rule. At what Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 59—Interview With Heather Osgood

Summary: Jim Cumbee and Heather Osgood walk through Heather’s experiences from sales to entrepreneurship. The mistakes you make when you first start your business to all the great things that happen as a small business owner. Main Questions Asked:  Did you buy your business or did you start it from scratch? Did you spend too much time trying to fix the business you bought? Did you expect to own your Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 58—Interview With Holly Homer

Summary:  Jim Cumbee and Holly Homer talk about Holly’s entrance into the Blog arena when blogging wasn’t cool.  It was the beginning of the internet and no one had a clear vision of the future.  With Holly’s amazing head for business and easy going way to roll with the new age, she made blogging not only her passion but her business. Main Questions Asked: So you started your blogging in 2006, when did you see Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 57—Interview With John Warrilow

Summary: John Warrilow walks Jim Cumbee through the ownership and selling of his marketing company.  They discuss the ups and the downs of business ownership and the best way to set your company up to get the best possible offer when you decide to sell.  Main Questions Asked: How did you get into being an entrepreneur? Tell us about your marketing business? When you started your business, did you have an Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 56—Interview With Adah Fitzgerald

Summary: Jim Cumbee and Adah Fitzgerald talk about the very unusual circumstances in which she came about buying Main Street Books.  It is a delight to listen to Jim walk Adah through her journey of buying a book store in the heart of one of America’s quaintest towns.  Main Questions Asked: Did you ever think that you would be a business owner? How long had the business been established? How did you find Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 55—Interview With Rick Martinez

Summary: Jim Cumbee and Rick Martinez talk about how Rick started his company one night on a whim and built it into a money making company that he sold for top dollar.  Listen to his interesting philosophy and story here. Main Questions Asked: Tell us how you started as a nurse and built a business out of it. How did you make the connection between you and a company selling you and your expertise? How Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 54—Interview With Greg Greenwell

Summary: Greg and Jim talk about Greg’s unique transition from the corporate world to owning his own company.  He talks about how he did things right and what it takes to run a successful business. Main Questions Asked: As you were in the corporate world, were you looking for an opening into entrepreneurship? What caused you to make the jump? Why did you start the business you did? Why did you buy the Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 53—Interview With Chris Cerrone

Summary: Chris and Jim talk about Chris’s M&A Journey.  Chris guides you through some very smart things to do for your small business and knowing how to set your business up for success, no matter the size.   Main Questions Asked: Did you open your business in Las Vegas? This is a business that you bought, you didn’t start this from scratch? So, in that sense, it was like a start up? When you Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 52—Interview With John Stoddard

Summary:  Jim walks Jon Stoddard, President of Century Hearing Aids, through his M&A journey.  Through his inspiration of starting a company and then making some changes, buying and selling new businesses, not all of which were successes. Main Questions Asked:  How did you find the company you currently own? How do you resolve the personal service angle? Do you think that your situation was unique to Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 51—Interview With Rick Day

Summary: Rick takes you through his very smart choices in building and selling his business.  There is so much good information in this podcast you can’t afford not to listen to it if you are thinking about selling your business.  Main Questions Asked: Were you thinking about an exit when you started your business? When did you really begin to get serious about selling, what was your catalyst? Did you Read More