Legacy

Choosing your next new majority investor impacts not only financial considerations but also how you will be remembered. How will your hard work be built upon? How will the change register with the employees who helped build your business? Your positive legacy will be felt across many constituencies.

A Teenage Dream Coming True

In this week’s episode, I interview John Ready in our offices in Portsmouth, NH. John is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ready Seafood, the largest lobster processor and distributor in North America. Hear how he progressed from winning a business plan competition in college to becoming a global seafood leader in this hour-long, unedited podcast.

A Cooperative Builder and Innovator with Heart

In this week’s episode, I interview Howard Brodsky in the studios of his headquarters in Manchester, NH.  Howard is the co-founder and co-CEO of CCA Global, a $12 Billion co-op, one of the most successful co-ops in the world. We talk about his early inspirations, motivations, successes, disappointments and even… wisdom in this hour-long, unedited podcast.

How Much of Our EOM Behavior is Fear of Loss?

As Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs) build their businesses, one massive uncertainty we face is the number of decisions about and among the proliferation of marketing and selling channels—wholesale, online, retail, catalogue, big box, boutique, branded, private label, others.  One major driving force in the growth of some businesses over the last ten years has been their decision to sell to—or concentrate in—online customers like Amazon, or in the big box retail channel….

Is There Life After A Capital Gain?

This panel was recorded at the 2018 Bigelow Forum. In this week’s episode, we have a really rich learning opportunity, because, more than our usual interview of a single person, we actually have a panel of successful high-performing entrepreneurs who speak very candidly…

Enterprise Value

Pete Worrell’s first book is written for seasoned, successful Entrepreneur Owner-Managers who are thinking about the long-term sustainability of their organizations, beyond their personal ownership of it. It is constructed on the theoretical foundations of corporate finance and positive psychology but is informed and flavored with entertaining real-life, first-person stories that illustrate its lessons about ownership and management succession.

Six Things You Can Do Right Now

Enterprising business owners will find a wealth of useful advice in If You Want to Earn a Capital Gain Someday: Six Things You Can Do Right Now (2015), a new book from the partners of Bigelow LLC (Pete Worrell, Dave Linton, and Rob MacLeod) that has just been published by Blue Tree. This practical, hands-on book is filled with nuggets of information—and recommendations—from veterans of the private transaction market that any private business owner will be able to put to immediate use.

High Performing EOMs

This month at Private Enterprise Value we are kicking off an experiment to regularly deliver you some thought-provoking interviews with…

Learning or Un-learning?

How fast do you learn? Perhaps a more fitting question is: how fast do you un-learn? Why does it matter?…