Succession Stories Podcast

Insights from transition to transaction — from creating value to letting go.

Succession Stories Podcast

Insights and advice from top industry experts

Insights from transition to transaction — from creating value to letting go.

Why Is Business Succession So Hard?

The award-winning podcast, hosted by Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa™, M&A advisor, author, and keynote speaker, guides entrepreneurs who are considering leaving their ventures or simply beginning to think about their next steps. When you’re ready to sell, the company may not be sell-ready–leaving you out of time and unrewarded. If you want to create a more valuable business, or determine the best way to transition your closely held company, this podcast is for you. Listen weekly as Laurie interviews entrepreneurs and experts for insights to improve company value and overcome the challenges of succession.

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How to Protect Your Equity When Your Business Needs Cash

How to Protect Your Equity When Your Business Needs Cash

When it comes to financing your business growth, you might feel stuck between two tough choices: selling shares to raise cash, or borrowing money from a bank. Selling shares means giving up some of your valuable equity, while bank loans can be expensive and often require a personal guarantee. But...

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Lazy CEO Podcast, Business Transitions and Liquidity Events

Lazy CEO Podcast, Business Transitions and Liquidity Events

In this episode of The Lazy CEO Podcast, host Jim Schleckser discusses the topic of liquidity events and business transitions with expert Laurie Barkman from the Business Transition Sherpa. Laurie shares her personal experience going through an M&A process as a CEO and highlights the challenges, emo...
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