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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 11—Interview With David Kidd

David Kidd left a career in investment banking when he bought Midwest Home Brewing & Home Wine Making Supplies. Listen to his story of how his negotiations to buy out a competitor led to a decision to instead sell to that competitor. David offers specific advice about how to evaluate who the right buyer is for your company.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 09—Interview With Bill Kimberlin

Bill Kimberlin sold his company, Medicare.com, in one of the biggest URL sales of all time. Bill takes us through the journey of how he turned an unsolicited offer into a auction amongst several strategic buyers.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 08—Interview With Denny Thompson

Denny Thompson is a banker turned entrepreneur turned banker. With a desire to be his own boss, Denny bought territory rights during the turnaround phase of a well-known but struggling franchise. Taking huge risks to go from zero to ten units in just three years, Denny shares the story of how his M&A journey unfolded sooner than he expected.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 07—Interview With Brad Hill

From concrete worker to Vanderbilt MBA to social media guru, Brad Hill’s M&A journey is a fascinating story of how not to use metrics to know it is time to sell your business.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 06—Interview With Steve Vogt

Dr. Stephen Vogt starts a business offering IV infusion care in the home, and within two years an unsolicited buyer makes an offer that was so attractive the ownership group didn’t even need to negotiate the terms. Dr. Vogt tells the story of going from working for a salary in a hospital pharmacy to relaxing on a golf course in less time than it takes to get a college degree. Pay particular attention to his advice Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 05—Interview With Charles Robert Bone

Charles Robert Bone is a highly regarded attorney, who ran for Mayor of Nashville in 2015. His professional journey includes the launch and sale of a successful health care consulting company. He describes his M&A experience, underscoring why entrepreneurs need to be flexible and prepared in the process.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 04—Interview With Ben Hanback

Ben Hanback tells his story of going from corporate employee to entrepreneur to corporate executive. Hear what it’s like to sell a business to a big corporation, then find yourself part of the company’s executive management team.   Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 03—Interview With Tim Ozgener

  Tim Ozgener is an actor in LA, turned cigar mogul, turned social entrepreneur in Nashville. His family’s rags-to-riches M&A journey is the essence of the American dream. Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 02—Interview With Tristan Kinsley

  Tristan Kinsley turns his lack of success in the music business to huge success in the wine business.  His M&A journey was a lesson in trusting your instincts. Read More

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal Episode 01—Introduction to Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal

Entrepreneur’s M&A Journal is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and investors gain a competitive advantage when making decisions about buying, selling or launching a business.  Hosted by Lawyer and Harvard MBA Jim Cumbee, each weekly podcast is an interview with a successful been there/done that business owner or professional advisor, and thru their real-life stories, you will be inspired, Read More